Chicago Bulls are celebrating women athletes as they show support for increasing girls’ participation and retention in sport through its professional coaching development program.
In partnership with the Center for Healing and Justice Through Sport (CHJS), which is a national non-profit working to provide inclusive access to sports for youth – the Bulls developed the Girls Coaching Development Program for coaches who work with girls, providing guidance on how to best support and instruct their teams.
The inspiration behind the program was due to the alarming rate of young girls dropping out of sport because of fewer opportunities to play in high school and college, a lack of funding for girls’ sports programs and the prioritization of boys sports programs on a collegiate and professional level.
The 10 coaches participating in the program offer diverse professional backgrounds, representing schools and organizations across the city.
The Bulls hope to continue the program in the coming seasons to expand the number of coaches who have access to the knowledge and skill set needed to effectively coach girls.
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