Introduced in 2000, the Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching provides timely, accurate, targeted information to aid in creating a healthier and more positive environment for women coaches – in Canada and around the world.
Making the Case for More Women Coaches in Disability Sport
October 2023, Vol. 23, No. 4
By Diane M. Culver, Siobhan Rourke, Danielle Alexander, and Rabia Ozturk Kizilkaya
© 2018 Coaching Association of Canada, ISSN 1496-1539
As our society grows more aware of and receptive to first challenging and then overturning stereotypical conceptions of participants in disability sport, so does the necessity of attracting qualified women coaches to this field become essential. Numerous studies, as well as anecdotal evidence, support women coaches’ qualities, skills, and qualifications as being vital to non-disabled athletes’ success, including “multitasking, effective communication, and empathy.” These same attributes are no less relevant for women coaches of athletes with disability, as the authors compellingly contend. - Sheila Robertson, Journal Editor.
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