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From interviews, press conference and live action, check out these videos of female coaches form around the World.

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“Paradox, Pitfall, & Parity: Where Have all the Women Coaches Gone?”

Year of Production: 2016

Running Time: 1 hour 24 mins

A puzzling paradox exists when it comes to women occupying sport leadership positions?particularly coaches. Two generations removed from Title IX, female sports participation is at an all-time high, yet the number of women coaches is near an all-time low. At the college level alone, female coaches are in the minority, representing just 43% of all head coaching positions in women?s sports nationwide. It is simply not possible that as each new generation of females becomes increasingly involved in and shaped by their sport experience?especially at the most elite levels of competition as evidenced by the dominance of the U.S. female athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics?they simultaneously become less qualified to enter the coaching profession. So where have all the women coaches gone and why does this paradox matter? Research indicates that far from being less qualified, women are discouraged, impeded or locked out of coaching due to discriminatory beliefs, policies and practices. This has profound and damaging results: Same-sex role models are highly beneficial and while research shows that nearly 100% of male athletes enjoy a male coach role model, many girls and women never benefit from having a female coach. Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi examines this ?coaching paradox? by highlighting systemic gender discrimination, unfair double standards, and both explicit and unconscious gender bias in the hiring process. She will also address the significant implications that result from the dramatic decline of women in the coaching profession and offer strategies for recruiting and retaining females coaches.

Cheryl Reeve – Interview at the?USA Team Basketball Showcase?

Year of Production: July 2016

Running Time: 2:20 mins

Our FCN media team attended the USA Basketball Team Showcase and caught up with Cheryl Reeve to ask her about preparations for Team USA for the up and coming Rio Olympic Games.

Lisa Thomaidis – Press Conference at the USA Team Basketball Showcase.

Year of Production: July 2016

Running Time: 0.27secs

Head Coach of the Canadian Women’s Basketball Team tells her about the Canadian performance at the event in the lead up to Rio 2916

Lisa Thomaidis – Press Conference at the USA Team Basketball Showcase.

Year of Production: July 2016

Running Time: 0.48secs

Head Coach of Team Canada talks about when Team Canada peaks during the Rio Games and what their performance will look like.

Lisa Thomaidis – Press Conference at the USA Team Basketball Showcase.

Year of Production: July 2016

Running Time: 0.41secs

Lisa talks about how the showcase event has benefitted Team Canada in the lead up to Rio 2016

FCN Founder commenting on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC

Year of Production: June 2016

Running Time: 0.33 secs

The FCN Founder talks on UK TV about the Eva Canerio case

Henna’s Story?

Year of Production: 2016

Running Time: 4:41

Henna is a young women’s football coach working out of Slough in Berkshire.

Her story is called ‘Breaking Barriers’ because she has had to overcome negative attitudes to women’s sport within her own community, to pursue her career.

Henna runs a regular two hour football session for girls each week at a venue in Slough and the group is always well attended, with many of the girls having had to break through many of the same barriers as Henna to take part.

Debbie Peatland’s Story

Year of Production: 2016

Running Time: 6:40

Debbie Pentland is a unique personality and a real inspiration to all who know her and are coached by her. She has three auto-immune diseases, one of which is the highly debilitating Lupus and yet through sport and healthy eating, she has successfully weaned herself off all medication to lead a highly active and fulfilling life, confounding medical opinion.

Becky Hammon in the NBA

Year of production: 2016

Running Time: 1:35

Becky Hammon shares why being seen as ‘genderless’ has allowed her to succeed as an NBA assistant coach.


World Champion shares her love for Coaching

Year of Production: 2014

Running Time: 3:11

Kat Merchant (England Rugby Union World Champion) tells us why she loves coaching. (pre-World Cup win)

The FCN and Coaches Across Continents Join Forces

Year of Production: 2016

Running time: 3:27

The Female Coaching Network are teaming up with?Coaches Across Continents?to raise the profile of their new female empowerment initiative ?Ask For Choice?.

FCN Coaching Tip; Youth Development with Bev Priestman

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 8:55

Bev talks exclusivley on the FCN Coaching Tip Feature about her experience as the U17 Women’s Head Coach for the Canadian Soccer Association and Youth Development.


Vera Pauw – TED Talk

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 18:24

Equality and what does it mean? Which hurtles do you have to overcome and which perseverance is needed to overcome gender segregation? Vera’s idea is that women and men are equal in whichever sport they play. She will be speaking from her experience in the football world, which is her life and speciality and about the huge role sport has in the emancipation of young girls and women.

Holly Warlick: Lessons learned from Pat Summitt

Year of Production: 2013

Running Time:?6 mins 55

Lady Vols head coach Holly Warlick talks about having Pat Summitt as a mentor and the lessons learned under her tutelage. Warlick was the key speaker at the Big Orange Tipoff Club at Calhoun’s on the river in Knoxville.

Jen Welter – first female coach in the NFL in action!

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 40 seconds

Check out this short video of Jen in action coaching the players at NFL team Arizona Cardinals

When Girls Became Lions Book Trailer

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 3:16

It?s 1983. Teacher Bailey Crawford and a bunch of rag tag girls are about to make history as their school?s first, and only, state champions. But few in town care; they?re only girls, after all. It?s not until twenty-five years later in 2008 when new coach Reynalda Wallace discovers their story, and recognition for the champs finally arrives. In the process, Rey learns how much of her own life?past and present?is bound to those first athletes whose struggle she never knew existed. Until now. Buy it at

Female Coach sets up Hockey Club in Canada

Year of Production:?2015

Running Time: 2:31

Amy Hollingsworth, an FCN Blogger and hockey coach decided to set up her own field hockey club to provide a solution to the lack of teams in her area.

Pat Summitt talks about her Coaching Philosophy

Year of Production: 2008

Running Time: 1:51

Pat discusses the importance of creating a coaching culture by using her philosophy and embedding it within her coaching system.

Ria Ramnarine boxing for T&T back in 2009

Year of Production: 2009

Running Time: 10:59

Check out Ria’s entrance to a packed stadium – starts at 2:32

Watch Nancy Lieberman Coaching on the Oprah Winfrey Network

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 3:04

Great video of Nancy coaching and performing one hell of a trick shot!

Vera Pauw Interview after qualifying for Rio 2016.

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 6:43

Interview with the South African Women’s Soccer team after they qualify for the Rio Olympic Games.

Coach Cheryl Reeve loses temper in WNBA Game in 2012.

Year of production: 2012

Running Time: 1:05

Head Coach of the Minnesota Lynx throws her jacket as player is fouled.

Coach Stephanie White v Coach Cheryl Reeve

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 3:48

Check out the recap of game 2 in the WNBA Finals – two female coaches at their very best!

Coach Caryl Smith Gilbert: mi’cd up during coaching

Year of Production: 2013

Running Time: 3:47

?Watch and listen to one of the most successful female track & field coaches of all time as she coaches her squad at the University of Central Florida.

Wildcats (1986)

Year of Production: 1986

Running Time: 1:26

?A movie trailer from the 1986 film Wildcats, with Goldie Hawn as she becomes a coach to a men’s American Football Team.

Meet Jen Welter; NFL’s first female coach (USA)

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 3:56

Press conference with Jen Welter talking about her experience of becoming the NFL’s first ever female coach

Becky Hammon becomes first female coach to not only Head an NBA Summer league team…but win! (USA)

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 1:04

Interview with NBA TV after the Championship winning game

Hope Powell talks about life as a female coach (UK)

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 3:59

Hope Powell, a key speaker at the OSA Soccer Development Conference and former England Women’s Head Coach speaks about centralized contracts, breaking the coaching gender barrier and the challenges of being a female coach

The impact of a coach – Carla Nicholls (Canada)

Year of Production: 2013

Running Time: 1:04

Carla Nicholls is interviewed on how coaches impacted her as an athlete.

Norma Plummer, coach of the Diamonds, on the busy lives of the netballers (Australia)

Year of Production: 2009

Running Time: 1:10

?As a coach it can be hard to get the most out of your players when they have other things on their mind than their sport. For many women in sport the added pressures of having to support either full-time work, a family or continued education can often make it hard to make training a priority.

Pia Sundhage Interview at World Cup (Sweden)

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time

Sweden Head Coach Pia Sundhage speaks to media during training ahead of their opening game against Nigeria in FIFA Women’s World Cup in Winnipeg.


Female Coach Clementine Toure prepares team for upcoming FIFA women’s world cup (Africa)

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 3:33

When Africa’s representatives to the women’s world cup begin their campaign in Canada next month, Cote d’Ivoire will stand out. But not for it’s star studded line-up, rather because of their coach, Clementine Toure, who is the only female head coach. But for Toure its not just about gender, she is looking to finally grab a second chance at leading a team at the world stage four years after refusing such an offer. CCTV’s

Meet Jeanette Bolden: UCF’s New Women’s Track & Field Head Coach (USA)

Year of Production: 2013

Running Time: 4:44

UCF Track & Field’s own Sandy Jean breaks it down with her new head coach, Jeanette Bolden, asking about her experience and accomplishments as well as more personal questions.

Aneta Szczepa?ska – Polish Coach interviewed after winning Coach of the Year 2014. (Language: Polish)

Year of Production: 2014

Running Time: 3:33

?Interview with Polish Coach of the year

Meet Lin Dunn; WNBA Superstar Coach (USA)

Year of Production: 2014

Running Time: 3:07

A WNBA video shining a spotlight on Lin Dunn

Becky Hammon CBS Sports Interview with Swin Cash (USA)

Year of Production: 2014

Running Time: 3:10

Becky Hammon interviewed on CBS about being the first paid female coach in the NBA.

Coach C. Vivian Stringer: Coaching Women

Year of Production: 2011

Running Time: 1:56

?Rutgers University Women’s Basketball coach and Hall of Famer, C. Vivian Stringer, talks about the importance of coaching women in basketball to develop them into future leaders within and outside of sports.

Katey Stone: My Coaching Philosophy (USA)

Year of Production: 2013

Running Time: 1:06 min

Published on Oct 3, 2013

?Katey Stone, Head Coach of the 2013 USA Women’s National Hockey Team which captured gold in the 2013 World Championships, explains why her coaching philosophy is a work in progress. Katey shares, “there’s been a lot of healthy discussions about philosophy and approach in some of our family gatherings”. Katey goes on, “you have to motivate from a place of respect and I certainly hope that I do that; or why else?”

Pat Summitt: Half Time Talk

Year of production: 2012

Running Time: 4:01 min

Pat Summitt’s halftime speech from the 2007 Final Four against North Carolina. The Lady Vols went on to win the game 56-50.