Seventy percent of kids quit organized sports by age 13, with girls quitting six times the rate of boys. This is one of the realities Alison Foley and Mia Wenjen are hoping to change with their new book, How to Coach Girls (Audrey Press, 2018). Targeted to volunteer parents as well as experienced coaches, How to Coach Girls is a comprehensive guide to coaching girls teams across the spectrum of sports, from soccer to lacrosse, field hockey to softball. The authors cover all the major issues, including how to pick captains, the importance of growth mindset, issues around body image and puberty, as well as the intricacies of coaching your own daughter. Foley is the Head Coach of BC Women’s Soccer. Plymouth WickedLocal article.
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