#13 Nicole LaVoi, Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport

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Author of Women in Sports Coaching, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the area of social and behavioral sciences in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota where she is also the Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and the co-founder of the Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium. She received MA (’96) and doctoral degrees (’02) in Kinesiology with an emphasis in sport psychology/sociology from the University of Minnesota. After completing her graduate work, Dr. LaVoi was a Research & Program Associate in the Mendelson Center for Sport & Character at the University of Notre Dame (2002-‘05) where she helped launch the Play Like a Champion character education through sport series, and was also an instructor in the Psychology Department. LaVoi was an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and the Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Wellesley College (1994-’98), and the Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach at Carleton College (1991-’93).

Show Notes 5:00 When she became interested in issues for Women in Sport Leadership? 8:00 Why is there a decline in women in sport leadership? 15:00 What would it take to get more women coaching sports? 21:00 Why does Nicole think kids are quitting sport? 28:00 Nicole explains “background anger” and how it affects children 35:00 What is Kid Speak? 48:00 Winning and Character Development are not mutually exclusive

Get in Touch with Dr. LaVoi

On Twitter: @DrSportPsych @TuckerCenter Her Website: The Tucker Center Her book - Women In Sports Coaching

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