Belonging in Sports Training

Belonging in Sports

Co-Creating Wellness, Belonging, and Leadership

Explore how to cultivate a sense of belonging for every girl on your team, so that athletes can practice effective and sustainable teamwork. Belonging is the first step in making sure athletes feel heard, seen, valued, and supported by their coaches and teammates. This experiential training module will equip coaches with activities, coaching tips, and mindsets to create a strong foundation of belonging and community for their teams.


Date:

August 7, 2024

Time:

1:00 – 3:00 PM Pacific

2:00 – 4:00PM Mountain

3:00 – 5:00 PM Central

4:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

 

Price

Free

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Belonging in Sports was created with middle and high school girls’ sports coaches, athletic directors, recreation center staff, and team parents in mind.

Learn a range of skills, including:

  • Understand the barriers girl athletes face in sports
  • Explore their role as influencers beyond sports skills, including impact on athletes’ identity and value development, wellness, and leadership development 
  • Practice and build confidence with tactical strategies for creating a tight knit and healthy team, firmly grounded in gender and racial equity

Plus, you will receive:

  • 10 wellness check-ins designed to build your athletes’ social and emotional muscles of self-awareness, empathy, and compassion for others
  • An opportunity to connect with other coaches exploring racial and gender equity in sports

Why is this especially important for girls? Girls of color? 

In adolescence girls drop out of sports at a higher rate than boys. When we intentionally create communities where the most marginalized athlete feels like she belongs, ALL of your athletes will benefit.


For Basketball Coaches: Together with the Jr. NBA/WNBA, Girls Leadership launched free Belonging in Basketball resources that we created through the Her Time To Play initiative: 

  • Certification: Training to equip coaches with activities, coaching tips, and mindsets to create a strong foundation of wellbeing, belonging and community for their teams. 
  • Curriculum: 36 lessons across 3 age groups (7-9, 10-12, 13-17) designed to teach athletes to be brave, make mistakes, and lead; created in partnership with Girls Leadership. 
  • Wellness Check-Ins: 23 quick activities to build the social and emotional muscles of self-awareness, empathy, and connection to others; created in partnership with Girls Leadership. 

 

On February 1, 2023, Girls Leadership and Warriors Basketball Academy powered by Rakuten co-hosted an event in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day — a nationwide celebration to enable girls and women to reach their potential in sports and life. Check out the inspiring pictures here, and learn what basketball means to the girls and how they plan to support others in their basketball and leadership journey.

 

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