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Coaches Corner: Kelly Sheffield via @Coachdawnwrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted April 14, 2014 at 10:21pm

source I’m excited to start a new series called Coaches Corner.  I’ve had the idea to connect with my fellow coaches in a meaningful way for a while now.  I finally decided to go for it.  I put my list of coaches I’d like...more

Compilation Of Knowledge From Coaching Legends via @Coachdawnwrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted April 11, 2014 at 7:11pm

source I had some fun during March Madness.  I wrote a bunch of articles based on the thoughts of basketball coaching giants.  Check them out and learn from the masters. The John Wooden series: John Wooden won ten national championships in twe...more

.@NACWAA at the WBCA National Convention
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted April 11, 2014 at 8:32am

Author:  NACWAA April 10, 2014 The madness of March has come to an end as basketball season officially wraps up and another WBCA National Convention is in the books. The NACWAA team was thrilled to continue our partnership with ...more

7 Championship Quotes
by Total Female Hockey Club
posted April 10, 2014 at 9:47pm

The Provincial Championships start today for all the girls hockey teams who qualified in Ontario, so I thought it would be a perfect time to send out a few motivational “Championship” quotes to get players, coaches and families fired up for th...more

Spring Clean Your Eating and Your Pantry
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted April 9, 2014 at 9:18pm

Spring reminds me of renewal and rejuvenation.  It’s a great time of year to give everything a little tune-up, including your eating habits.  When spring arrives, it inspires me to freshen up my menu with foods from the Earth. I love the ...more

Oregon university denying transgender student housing
by Title IX Blog
posted April 5, 2014 at 5:33pm

In a decision that looks like it will not stand based on both state and federal discrimination laws, George Fox University has said it will not provide housing to "Jayce M.", a transgender man who would like to live with his male friends in on-campus in h...more

More exposed in FSU/Jameis Winston case
by Title IX Blog
posted April 5, 2014 at 10:18am

In December, I expressed some curiosity/skepticism about the timing of the results of the police and DA investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Though they did come out before the national champi...more

Halfway there (pregnancy)
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 4, 2014 at 2:30pm

This week I reached the halfway point in my pregnancy. It was a bit overwhelming, with two children my family will officially be complete (we think) and the next chapter of our life will officially start. I will get to hold a new baby in my arms and go th...more

Texas School District Resolves Title IX Complaint
by Title IX Blog
posted April 3, 2014 at 9:10pm

Last spring we blogged about a Title IX complaint filed by a coach against the Longview (Texas) Independent School District, alleging inequitable athletic opportunities for girls at Longview High School. We recently learned that the school district has en...more

How To Teach Leadership via @coachdawnwrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted April 2, 2014 at 10:23pm

source Leadership is really a form of temporary authority that others grant you, and they only follow you if they find you consistently credible. It’s all about perception—and if teammates find you the least bit inconsistent, moody, unpredict...more

Spring into Health
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted March 31, 2014 at 10:00pm

Now that spring is in the air it’s time to turn over a new leaf and shake off those winter blues! Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with CNN’s Karin Caifa to share my ideas on how to make some healthier switches as spring a...more

Using Feedback As Motivation via @coachdawnwrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted March 31, 2014 at 9:56pm

source In the absence of feedback, people will fill in the blanks with a negative. They will assume you don’t care about them or don’t like them.—Pat Summitt Try this experiment with your team.  As players migrate in at the beginn...more

On The Value Of Hard Work via @coachdawnwrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted March 29, 2014 at 10:11am

source There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.—Coach K The other day, I was speaking to another coach about her season and the different approach she decided to take with her team.  She said instead of yelling or punishi...more

More Thoughts on the Title IX Question in Pay-for-Play
by Title IX Blog
posted March 29, 2014 at 10:09am

Yesterday I posted about why Title IX's equal treatment mandate would require schools to provide female athletes with the same benefits they award to male players via collective bargaining.  To make my point, I used the example of extended health ins...more

#MovingtheNeedle: New Women ADs and 7 New to NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted March 27, 2014 at 5:03pm

Author:  NACWAA March 27, 2014 Heather Benning is the new executive director of the Midwest Conference. She was formerly the assistant athletic director/SWA/associate professor of physical education/head women's soccer coach/T...more

Creating A Connected Culture via @Coachdawnwrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted March 26, 2014 at 9:23pm

source When members of a group of any size, from a basketball team to a business organization, share a vision that makes them feel proud, feel valued, and feel that they have a voice to express their ideas and opinions, it c...more

5 Qualities That Make Every Team Great via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted March 24, 2014 at 10:11pm

source “There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them...more

NYT Editorial Addresses "Pay for Play" and Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted March 24, 2014 at 9:53pm

Over the weekend, the New York Times published an editorial addressing the role of Title IX in the debate about amateurism in college sports.  The editorial board argues that athletic directors exaggerate when they claim that Title IX makes it imposs...more

When Will You Feel Successful As A Coach? via @CoachDawnwrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted March 22, 2014 at 1:25pm

source Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.—John Wooden This will be a short one today, but (I think) a good one. I was talking to a co...more

It IS March Madness: Still a Shadow Championship
by Fair Game News
posted March 19, 2014 at 10:54pm

By Laura Pappano Get ready: For the next few weeks college basketball will be everywhere you turn. Unfortunately, few of the games that will be playing non-stop on screens will feature women’s teams. Yes, women are playing — just not where y...more

Wordless Wednesday
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted March 19, 2014 at 10:14pm

Raiders Women's Gridiron in Sydney, Australia. Thanks to Melissa Vuong for these fabulous photos!More Wordless Wednesday bloggers here. ...more

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