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HOOPS + HER: WOMEN'S COURT PANEL

Join the Toronto Raptors' Sport Development Manager SHANNON TRAVERS as she leads a conversation focusing on girl's basketball and the challenges it faces, with Team Canada/WNBA star KIA NURSE, Raptors Community Coach APRILLE DEUS and Basketball Entrepreneur STEPHANIE RUDNICK.

SPORTS PLAY A VALUABLE ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG GIRLS AND
THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN AS LEADERS IN SOCIETY.


HER COACH

Female coaches in girls’ sports have a SIGNIFICANT IMPACT on girls’ participation that goes beyond the court.

Girls more readily identify with and see female coaches as MENTORS and ROLE MODELS, which can help combat gender stereotypes, boost confidence, and provide a sense of belonging. However, according to research done by the Women’s Sports Foundation, female coaches are highly underrepresented (35% or lower) on sports viewed as more masculine (e.g., basketball) in which girls face greater barriers for continued participation.

Let's increase opportunities for women in coaching and athletic leadership across the youth sports landscape! We strongly encourage that you recruit at least one new female (18 and over), not a prior coach, to serve as a mentor in your girls basketball program.



THE RALLY REPORT

The Rally Report shows that sport participation levels for Canadian girls are much LOWER than boys.  Among girls who have participated in sport, there is a DRAMATIC dropout rate observed with 1 in 3 girls leaving sport by late adolescence. By comparison, the dropout rate for teenage boys (aged 16-18) is only 1 in 10. Sport participation rates for Canadian girls DECLINE steadily from childhood to adolescence with as many as 62% of girls not playing sport at all.

This study is designed to INFORM, EDUCATE, and INSPIRE action across Canada and to keep girls in sport. We invite you to rally with us—to drive change and build the momentum we need to achieve gender equity.

Read the study here



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A national initiative that is dedicated to championing change on behalf of girls and women and providing them with ways to connect, collaborate, and actively engage with one another through the game of basketball.