2012 Canada

30 actively engaging women and girls - addressing …social factors

Type of project: Engaging women Download PDF Developed by: CAAWS www.caaws.ca/ActivelyEngaging/documents/CAAWS_CS4L_Engaging_Women,Research

Synthesis of the case study

The purpose of this resource is to increase awareness and provide recommendations to address the psycho-social factors that influence female athlete development, leadership and life-long participation in sports and physical activities. Women and girls, who account for more than 50 percent of the population of Canada, continue to be underrepresented in the sport and physical activity system. Awareness about biomechanical and physiological considerations unique to women and girls has increased, providing a foundation to improve training methods and competition programs for athletes. However, large gaps persist in knowledge and practice relating to the psycho-social factors that influence women and girls as participants, athletes, coaches, officials, leaders or administrators.

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