Women in Coaching

Women represent an untapped resource throughout the sport community. While female athletes constitute as much as 50 percent (and sometimes more) of the members of national teams, the percentage of women who coach at that level is dramatically lower. Women have different life and leadership experiences, values, and attitudes which equip them with valuable sport expertise and perspective.

Women in Coaching is a national campaign to increase the number of coaching opportunities for women, at all levels of sport. Directed by the CAC, the program enjoys the support of many individuals and organizations committed to improving the coaching environment for women in sport.

Support for Women in Coaching Article by Brianna Horton

National Coach Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to bring together the top women coaches in Canada and to:

  • facilitate a stronger network of women coaches who are in national team positions and are focused on Olympic and Paralympic preparation;
  • provide professional development specific to women coaches involved in high performance coaching and;
  • create support mechanisms focused on sustaining women in national team positions.

To view the slide show on the Women in Coaching program click here (pdf, 166 KB).

Apprenticeship Programs

CAC – CAAWS Female Coach Mentorship Project

Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching