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Attracting and Retaining Female Participants
This blog post is taken from the ‘Attracting and Retaining Female Participants’ factsheet, one of a series of factsheets produced by sports coach UK in partnership with Women in Sport.
It is aimed at sports deliverers and sports coaches who work with women in informal sports settings. Its provides insight into the informal female participant and her needs, and provides guidance on the type of environment and coaching style she needs in order to be attracted to, and retained in, informal sport.
In particular, this post is relevant to people responsible for the delivery of informal sport (coaches, leaders, coordinators etc – referred to as ‘coach’).
The information contained in this post was obtained by an independent research agency who interviewed over 40 women and 11 coaches from across the country who participate in Run England, No Strings Badminton or Just Play football. The sports were selected to be representative of individual, racquet and team sports.
How to attract new female participants to your sessions
Advertise the sessions to the right people:
Advertise the sessions in different formats and locations:
Create the right environment:
The role of the coach/coordinator
The role of the coach/coordinator in sessions is critical to participants’ enjoyment. Many participants new to sport want their coach/coordinator to organise, coordinate and facilitate the sessions and games, as well as being able to provide advice, hints and tips when asked.
As a coach/coordinator you should be able to:
Did you find this post helpful? Do you have any tips you’d like to share with your fellow coaches? Leave a comment below.
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