In celebration of National Coaches Week, CAAWS is proud to partner with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Coaching Association of Canada in the launch of Keeping Girls in Sport.
CAAWS Celebrates the Launch of Keeping Girls in Sport: A New Module for Coaches and Physical Activity Leaders
September 24, 2018 – In celebration of National Coaches Week, CAAWS is proud to partner with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Coaching Association of Canada in the launch of Keeping Girls in Sport. This brand-new e-module is a resource that addresses how to create safe and respectful environments for girls to participate in sport and physical activity.
Retention of girls in sport is a key focus for CAAWS. Studies have repeatedly shown that during adolescence, girls drop out of sport at a significantly higher rate than boys – 41 per cent of girls between the ages of 3 and 17 don’t participate in sport, and as girls enter adolescence, their overall participation rate drops by 22 per cent.
“The module provides coaches, program leaders, parents and others at every level of the sport and physical activity system an unparalleled opportunity to build competency in serving girls in sport,” said Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, CEO of CAAWS. “Understanding and addressing common motivators and barriers for girls is key to keeping them engaged.”
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities developed Keeping Girls in Sport in partnership with CAAWS and the Coaching Association of Canada and with the expert input of Dr. Vicki Harber, professor emeritus in the faculty of physical education and recreation at the University of Alberta.
Participants in the Keeping Girls in Sport e-module will make a direct impact just by taking the course. $2 of every user fee will go to CAAWS to support the organization’s continued work towards equity and inclusion for girls and women in sport. Another $1 will go to support Jumpstart’s work in communities across Canada.
Register now! http://bit.ly/2ymQm1G
Further resources to support effective programming for girls can be found at www.caaws.ca/cs4l/.
For further information, please contact:
Communications and Administration Coordinator
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity