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and Women’s Sports Foundation
In anticipation of the 45th Anniversary of Title IX, the Women’s Sports Foundation commissioned a national poll about Title IX awareness and support and attitudes and behaviors about girls’ sports participation.Read More
This study by the Center for Research on Physical Activity, Sports, and Health describes and analyzes the shifting flow of U.S. adolescents into and out of competitive, organized school and community sports across the high school years.Read More
Are lower levels of physical activity among African-American teens related to hair care? SHARP Scholar Susan J. Woolford published findings from her SHARP study of the extent to which hair maintenance is a barrier to physical activity among African American girls.Read More
Gender Bias and Coaches of Women's College Sports
This nationwide online survey, the largest of its kind to-date, was designed to generate facts and analysis of the workplace experiences and views of both female and male coaches of intercollegiate women’s sports. This research is unique in that it is the first to assess male coaches of women’s teams and make comparisons with female…Read More
College and professional sports continue to provide unequal funding for women. Paying men more for the same sport gives women in the sport less incentive to push themselves and discourages future female participation in the sport.
Did you know that pay inequity exists at all levels of athletics?Read More
Her Life Depends On It III & Women’s Health and Physical Activity
An ever-evolving and growing body of research supports the important health conclusion that a physically active lifestyle lowers risk for a host of chronic illnesses that adversely affect women’s lives, including heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. On May 12, 2015, the Women’s Sports Foundation released its third edition of Her Life Depends…Read More
Sport, Physical Activity, and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls and Women
Her Life Depends On It III is the Women’s Sports Foundation’s comprehensive report that reviews existing and emerging research on the links between participation in sport and physical activity and the health and wellbeing of American girls and women. As with the previous editions in 2004 and 2009, this study also confirms that physical activity and sport provides the critical foundation, in no small part, that allows girls and women to lead healthy, strong, and fulfilled lives.Read More
This report presents the major findings from a first-of-its-kind nationwide study that compares the educational and health profiles of adolescent tennis participants with participants in other non-contact sports and contact sports, as well as high school students who do not participate in sports.Read More
The purpose of this guide is to help coaches prevent, respond to or even initiate action when faced with difficult professional situations.Read More
Our 2012 Title IX at 40 conference brought together a diverse array of more than 200 athletes, coaches, administrators, educators, students, researchers, legal authorities, equity advocates and policymakers who shared an interest in issues pertaining to girls and women in sport. The exchange and interaction between individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines provided opportunities to critically evaluate the current state of sport and physical activity for women and girls, and to once again strengthen calls for equity and diversity. Read the White Paper to learn about the progess we’ve made..and how much more there is left to do.Read More