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Nicole LaVoi

Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
United States

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 and the Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. Through her multidisciplinary research she answers critical questions that can make a difference in the lives of sport stakeholders—particularly girls and women. As a leading scholar on gender, leadership and women coaches, Dr. LaVoi has published 100+ book chapters, research reports and peer-reviewed articles across multiple disciplines. Her seminal research includes the annual Women in College Coaching Report Card™ which is aimed at retaining and increasing the number of women in the coaching profession and holding decision makers accountable, a ground-breaking book Women in Sports Coaching (2016), and a documentary GAME ON: Women Can Coach (2018). GAME ON is the third Emmy-nominated collaborative film project with tptMN; the first was Concussion & Female Athletes (2011) and the second, Media Coverage & Female Athletes: Women Play Sports, Just Not in the Media (2013) won a regional Emmy for best sports documentary. As a public scholar she hosts a podcast, consults with a variety of stakeholder groups, speaks frequently around the world, fields media requests, provides thought leadership, and serves on numerous mission-driven, national advisory boards related to girls and women in sport. LaVoi played collegiate tennis at Gustavus Adolphus College earning two-time Academic All-American status and an NCAA-III National Team Championship, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Prior to her career in the academy, she was a USPTA Teaching Pro, an assistant coach at Carleton College, and the head tennis coach at Wellesley College. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, biking, hiking, golf, and soaking up the sun.

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Sessions

  • Leadership
    Leadership
    The Power Of Women-Only Education
    Learn how to implement women-only academies or educational programs that motivate women to develop and strengthen self-leadership.

    The workshop will cover insights from the NCAA Women Coaches Academy (WCA) in USA and Japan and provide participants with practical examples they can immediately action.

    Session Title: The Value of and "How To" of Women Only Coach Education: Learnings from the USA & Japan

    In-person session
    2:45pm - 3:30pm
    Leadership

    The workshop will cover insights from the NCAA Women Coaches Academy (WCA) in USA and Japan and provide participants with practical examples they can immediately action.

    Session Title: The Value of and "How To" of Women Only Coach Education: Learnings from the USA & Japan

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
    visibility & voice

    The workshop will cover insights from the NCAA Women Coaches Academy (WCA) in USA and Japan and provide participants with practical examples they can immediately action.

    Session Title: The Value of and "How To" of Women Only Coach Education: Learnings from the USA & Japan

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
  • Leadership
    Leadership
    Panel | Paewhiri Kōrero - Leadership in Coaching
    This panel will be in the Main Theatre and live-streamed on the virtual platform.

    Women coaches are under-represented around the globe, all sports, all levels from grassroots to high performance; women face numerous barriers that differ by culture and identity. Panellists will discuss what it takes to create a sport system where women coaches can flourish.

    This session is proudly presented by Athlete Assessments

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    Afzan Mahadi - speaker is proudly supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation 

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    Hybrid session
    1:40pm - 2:25pm
    Leadership

    Women coaches are under-represented around the globe, all sports, all levels from grassroots to high performance; women face numerous barriers that differ by culture and identity. Panellists will discuss what it takes to create a sport system where women coaches can flourish.

    This session is proudly presented by Athlete Assessments

    AALongWEBHeaderLogo.png

    Afzan Mahadi - speaker is proudly supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation 

    Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono logo.png
    visibility & voice

    Women coaches are under-represented around the globe, all sports, all levels from grassroots to high performance; women face numerous barriers that differ by culture and identity. Panellists will discuss what it takes to create a sport system where women coaches can flourish.

    This session is proudly presented by Athlete Assessments

    AALongWEBHeaderLogo.png

    Afzan Mahadi - speaker is proudly supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation 

    Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono logo.png
  • Active Lives
    Active Lives
    Why Do Girls Drop Out Of Sport?
    Discover the reasons girls often drop out of sport and how coaching can change to provide girls with a more positive experience.

    It is often when girls would most benefit from sport in their lives that they drop out and coaches are often the reason girls leave sport. Nicole Lavoi explains how this issue can be addressed so girls stay in sport past adolescence.

    Session Title: Coachin’ HER

    Virtual session
    Active Lives

    It is often when girls would most benefit from sport in their lives that they drop out and coaches are often the reason girls leave sport. Nicole Lavoi explains how this issue can be addressed so girls stay in sport past adolescence.

    Session Title: Coachin’ HER

    Format: Lightning Talk
    Lenses:
    • Health and Wellbeing
    visibility & voice

    It is often when girls would most benefit from sport in their lives that they drop out and coaches are often the reason girls leave sport. Nicole Lavoi explains how this issue can be addressed so girls stay in sport past adolescence.

    Session Title: Coachin’ HER

    Format: Lightning Talk
    Lenses:
    • Health and Wellbeing
  • Active Lives
    Active Lives
    Why Girls Drop Out of Sport
    Discover the reasons why girls often drop out of sport and how coaching can adapt to provide girls with a more positive experience.

    It is often when girls would most benefit from sport in their lives that they drop out and coaches are often the reason girls leave sport. Nicole Lavoi explains how this issue can be addressed so girls stay in sport past adolescence.

    Session Title: Coachin’ HER: Keeping Girls in Sport

    Virtual session
    Active Lives

    It is often when girls would most benefit from sport in their lives that they drop out and coaches are often the reason girls leave sport. Nicole Lavoi explains how this issue can be addressed so girls stay in sport past adolescence.

    Session Title: Coachin’ HER: Keeping Girls in Sport

    Format: Lightning Talk
    Lenses:
    • Health and Wellbeing
    visibility & voice

    It is often when girls would most benefit from sport in their lives that they drop out and coaches are often the reason girls leave sport. Nicole Lavoi explains how this issue can be addressed so girls stay in sport past adolescence.

    Session Title: Coachin’ HER: Keeping Girls in Sport

    Format: Lightning Talk
    Lenses:
    • Health and Wellbeing

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