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. Coaching through a Gender Lens Executive Summary. Coaching Through a Gender Lens Official Press Release here. Download the Infographic and…Read More
How Tennis Influences Youth Development builds on two previous research projects — More Than a Sport: Tennis, Education & Health (2013) and Teen Sport in America: Why Participation Matters (2018) — that view teen sports as an educational tool and public health asset. Deborah Slaner Larkin, through the MARGARET Fund at the WSF commissioned the…Read More
The Women’s Sports Foundation commissioned the Teen Sport in America: Why Participation Matters report to better understand the impact of sports participation on teen health, well-being and academic achievement.Read More
A Report from YouGov America, Inc.
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
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
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
“The Decade of Decline: Gender Equity in High School Sports,” a study co-authored by Don Sabo, Ph.D., Director, Center for Research on Physical Activity, Sports & Health (CRPASH), D’Youville College, and Philip Veliz, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, analyzes data from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Data Collection on girls’…Read More
PROGRESS WITHOUT EQUITY: The Provision of High School Athletic Opportunity in the United States, by Gender 1993-94 through 2005-06
A first-of-its-kind report, Progress without Equity offers the most accurate information about girls’ high school sports participation.Read More
An exhaustive study of children’s participation in sports and exercise, this is the first to document the benefit of sports to the wellness of families.
Go Out and Play: Youth Sports in America is a comprehensive research report that covers a range of topics including sports access for children with disabilities.Read More