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Through 40 years of research experience, the WSF has created and supported programs to provide
the health, education, social skills and leadership benefits that girls need to succeed in life. Our research is the foundation for everything we do and helps identify needs that WSF programs can fulfill. "

—Dr. Deborah Antoine, WSF CEO

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Where We Stand

Find out our policy and position statements on issues like Title IX and race, physical and verbal abuse of athletes, players unions and more.

Policies & Positions

Physical & Mental Health

The connection between physical and mental health is undeniable. Learn more about our research on exercise and depression, obesity, eating disorders and...

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Pro Athletes

While female participation in Olympic sports is increasing, are related job opportunities in sports administration and leadership keeping pace?

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Featured Research

Coaching Through a Gender Lens: Maximizing Girls’ Play and Potential
A breakthrough study that examines the intersection of girls’ sports development with their “current day” experiences and the impact of coaches, through the voices of girls, their parents, and experts in girls’ development and sports.

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Disability Research

Can a school deny individuals with a disability an opportunity to play because of budget restrictions? Are community programs an...

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More and more women are playing sports – but you wouldn’t know it from watching TV. Examine how the media covers men’s and...

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Equity Issues

It’s pretty simple: We believe everyone should have an equal chance to participate in sports – regardless of gender, race,...

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Learn our views on fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transsexual (and yes, even straight) athletes and coaches.

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Special Issues for Coaches of Women's Sports

The purpose of this guide is to help coaches prevent, respond to or even initiate action when faced with difficult professional...

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Creating Gender-Neutral Coaches' Employment and Compensation Systems

It is essential that all employees of any organization have a clear understanding of what is expected of them, how they are going...

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