Consultation with Coaches
Speak to female coaches in your sport. Unless you understand your audience, you will not be able to provide what they need.
- Why do they coach?
- What do they enjoy about coaching your sport?
- What challenges have they faced as a coach?
- What would they change about your sport?
- It is equally important to speak with females who have stopped coaching. Why have they left coaching? Is there anything your sport could have done to retain them?
By speaking to women who no longer coach, you will start to build a picture of what barriers/ challenges your sport puts in place. Ask yourself if coaching pathways in your sport are genuinely accessible, or if they unintentionally make it harder for women to be involved?