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FEARLESS COACH INTERVIEW PART 2; What is it that sparked the...

  Meet Becky Carlson, the “Fearless Coach”   Becky has been in NCAA college coaching (USA) for more than a decade and is passionate about not...

Sophie Christiansen; Criticism after hiring a female coach… (part 2)

Sophie recently contacted the FCN to raise awareness of the issues she experienced and why she thinks her squad doubted that her female coach was able to...

Sophie Christiansen; Criticism after hiring a female coach… (part 1)

Sophie Christiansen is one of Great Britain's most successful Paralympic athletes having competed at three consecutive Paralympic Games and winning medals at all three....

Why I Continue to Coach: A Mothers Journey Back to Track...

Shelli is the Associate Head Track & Field Coach at the Univeristy of Iowa, USA.  After working hard as a track athlete as a...

Pregnancy & Coaching; Rachel’s Story

Our series of blogs about pregnancy and coaching aim to share stories of women's experience as to how they juggled being a new mum and a coach.  Following on from our latest blogs, Rachel Sandler (a T&F coach from USA) got in touch to explain her experience of coaching whilst pregnant and her thoughts on the Q&A blogs with Erika, Rikki and Shelli...   "I was the assistant Cross Country and Track & Field coach at a Division III liberal arts college for 4 years, and coached all 3 seasons (cross

Pregnancy & Coaching; During Pregnancy

    A big thank you to our 3 coaches for sharing with us their pregnancy and coaching experience so far.  Here at the FCN, we know...

Pregnancy & Coaching; Finding out about the pregnancy

  To kick off our series about pregnancy and coaching, we wanted to ask our coaches about their experience of initially finding out they were pregnant and the reaction of their colleagues.  As all three women are employed in their coaching positions, they are of course covered by employment law, but due to the nature of their employed jobs, was there a fear of letting their team down?  How does such a life changing situation affect a coaches ability to coach and did they plan their pregnancy in

Pregnancy & Coaching; Meet the Coaches

Whilst there seems to be an abundance of research on women who exercise when pregnant, there is no real research into women who coach whilst pregnant and how it affects them before, during and after they start a family.  As all coaches know, coaching itself is a lifestyle commitment and one that takes over almost every element of ones life, with successful coaches always having to put the needs of their athletes first.  But what happens when the coach has to put their own needs first?    Many

Amelie is part of the solution…

I have spent this week following Women’s Sports Week, a fantastic initiative aimed at raising awareness of women in sport.  I have fully immersed...
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