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Friday Win your Week-

with Karch Kiraly,

USA Women's National Volleyball Team Head Coach

Credentials: Karch's 10 Moments:​

  • Attained Bachelor's degree at UCLA​

  • x2 Olympic games U.S. Gold Medalist Men's Volleyball (1984, 1988)

  • Named best player in the world by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) in 1986 and '88

  • Olympic Gold Medalist for Men's Sand Volleyball (1996)

  • Volleyball Hall of Fame (2001)

  • Head Coach for U.S. Women's national Volleyball team since 2012

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. What are some observations when it comes to coaching men vs. women? Women tend to have a higher level of emotional intelligence. What else shows up and how does this affect the coaching dynamic?

  2. There is a stereotype that women cannot work well together with other women. How does this show up within elite women’s sports teams? Is it true?

  3. What makes an elite female athlete? Characteristics can be genetic or developed. What makes them a winner, and is it trained?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Ann Meyers Drysdale,

Former Professional

Basketball player and 

Phoenix Mercury President and

Phoenix Suns Vice President 

Credentials: Ann's 10 Moments:​

  • Became first high school student to play for U.S. National Team (1974)

  • UCLA women's basketball athlete (1974-78)

  • U.S. Olympic basketball team wining silver silver in 1976 games

  • Indiana Pacer's player (1980)

  • Analyst for NBC sports coverage of women's basketball 

  • International Women's sports hall of fame (1999)

  • VP of Phoenix Suns and Mercury

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. How can we bridge the gap between male and female hires in sport administration positions? As we climb the ladder of advancement, there is less female presence, and males tend to hire other males for these roles. How do we increase female occupancy?

  2. What are winning strategies for increasing female exposure? Fans of a respective sport can often name several male superstars, but only a handful of women athletes. Communication is a great starting point; what else?

  3. Have a voice. The rate of female dropouts from sport is fairly high. How do we prevent this? 

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Friday Win your Week-

with Tonya Johnson,

Louisiana State University

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

Credentials: Tonya's 10 Moments:​

  • Played college volleyball at LSU from 1987-1990

  • Helped lead University of Texas team to national championships (2020)

  • Head coach at Georgia Tech (2009-2013)

  • Previous recruiting coordinator, nationally ranked

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. How can women enter and make a name for themselves in the realm of college coaching? Risk vs. reward is a prominent scenario new college coaches face. Where is the balance?

  2. What are ways women can connect through networking to help each other succeed in a male dominated culture? Tonya began the program SOAR for women coaches to support and discuss issues they face regarding their gender. How can we provide similar support worldwide?

  3. How do we honor our authentic self and emotions? Mental health has been less stigmatized across time; however, it is not completely eradicated. What are ways to honor the truth and ask for help?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Nicolette Sanlin,

McKendree University

Head Men's and Women's Volleyball Coach

Credentials: Nicolette's

10 Moments:​

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Marketing from Marshall University 

  • Masters of Science in Adult and Technical Education from Marshall University

  • Marketing Graduate Assistant (2006-2007)

  • Target Store Executive Leader (2007-2009)

  • Camp Counselor University of Missouri (2001-2002)

  • McKendree University Coaching (2012-present)

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. Are there differences between coaching men and women? All student athletes need validation and to release their emotions, but men often have more difficulties expressing this. 

  2. How can women succeed in higher-power positions? Feelings of self-doubt and societal pressure push women from even considering these types of positions. How can women find courage?

  3. Women who balance family and work face many challenges in both areas. What are the implications? How do we move forward with success in both?

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Friday Win your Week-

with JoAnne Pasternack

President and Chief Impact Officer,

Oliver+Rose

Founder of Athlete Voices

 

Credentials: JoAnne's 10 Moments:​

  • Bachelor's of Psychology and Spanish fro, University of Pennsylvania

  • Master's in Executive Program for non profit leaders

  • Santa Clara University school of Law

  •  Founding member, advisory board of Applied Silver, Inc.

  • Co-founder of Athletes' Voices

  • Serves on non profit board of special olympics of Norther California

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. How can we give girls the resources to succeed? Girls in today’s society have more seats at the table, but are often silenced if they try to share their opinion with the others surrounding them. Telling girls they have opportunities and giving them the proper tools is the next step.

  2. How can women promote themselves and their value to create a monetary foundation? Women can be easily put down, making it more difficult to stand up for themselves and what they do. 

  3. Where are you if you ask and the answer is no? Often the answer is right where you are; we do not go backwards. There is nothing to lose if you are prepared, articulate what you need and want, and it matters to you.

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Friday Win your Week-

with Kevin Hambly,

Director of Women's Volleyball 

and Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Stanford University

Credentials: Kevin's 10 Moments:​

  • Bachelor's Degree in recreation, sport and tourism with emphasis in sport management from Illinois (2006) 

  • Collegiate volleyball player at BYU (1992-1995)

  • Won 3 Conference titles

  • Head coach at Illinois for eight seasons

  • Names Volleyball Magazine's National Coach of the Year in 2011

 

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. How can we help younger players and coaches separate their identity with their sport and their personal identity? The numbers and results do not define our entire self-worth. How do we get them to understand the identity piece for a positive outcome?

  2. How can we create an industry where women feel confident to have a family and maintain success in their coaching career? Many coaches leave their positions to focus on their family, and on average we see it more with women. Why?

  3. How do we use conflict to the benefit of the team? Conflict arises on every squad – it is human and normal. What are winning strategies to deal with conflict?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Harriet Hopf,

University of Utah

Adjunct Professor

Biomedical Engineering & Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

 

Credentials: Harriet's 10 Moments:​

  • Bachelor's in Biology from Yale

  • MD, Medicine from Geisel School of Medicine Dartmouth 

  • Professor of Anesthesiology at University California San Francisco (1992-2006)

  • Professor at the University of Utah (2006-present)

 

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. What is your definition of competition? Competitiveness can sometimes come at the expense of collaboration, yet it is a very present quality in athletes. How can we be both competitive and collaborative?

  2. When a woman is in a leadership position, her actions are perceived differently than those of men. Masculine leadership qualities have been noted as beneficial for women advancing within organizations. How can we reframe how women leaders are perceived?

  3. How can we find people to be on our support team? It takes a village. How can we not only recognize who is on our team, but use our team when we need them?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Linda Hampton-Keith,

Temple University's

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

 

Credentials: Linda's 10 Moments:​

  • Lead NC State women's volleyball to 20-win season (2017)

  • Volunteer Coach for Louisville (2021)

  • Associate Head Coach at Arizona State (2011-2015)

  • Worked closely with USA Volleyball Youth Development Programs

  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Florida International University

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. How can assistant coaches make a significant impact within a program? These positions often shift more so than head coaching positions. How can these positions be intentional with their time and effort within their program?

  2. There are many experiences that affect who you are in the present. How do you learn what values you are going to take forward with you and what you are going to leave behind? 

  3. Learning at times involves opening yourself up to past pain and failure. How do we take these lessons as forward momentum in order to work towards positive and consistent change?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Preslie Anderson,

Arizona State University

Volunteer Assistant Coach

 

Credentials: Preslie's 10 Moments:​

  • Bachelor's Degree in Legal studies, Social work from University of California Berkley

  • Master's Degree in Sport and Fitness Administration from Baylor University 

  • Baylor Student athlete

  • All Pac-12 First team (2019)

  • USA Collegiate National Team (2019)

  • Assistant volleyball coach at Aspire Volleyball club.

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. How can we as coaches foster an environment that allows athletes to be competitive? The way you do anything is the way you do everything. How does gender affect coaching styles between the player and the coach?

  2. How can we keep women in sports regardless of gender dominance? Many young girls are pushed out of sport because they are the only female competing on that team. It is disheartening with the experience of stereotypes and lack of social compatibility at a young age. What’s the solution?

  3. How do we invite more people to invest in women’s sports? Many professional women’s leagues are overseas, which is a difficult adjustment for athletes relocating and adjusting to the new surrounding culture. How do we help these athletes in addition to providing opportunities to play at home?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Julie Culley,

Sports Marketing Manager at Brooks Running

and Former Olympic Runner

 

Credentials: Julie's 10 Moments:​

  • Georgetown University Track and Field Assistant Coach (2014-2020)

  • Georgetown University Director of Track and Field (2016-2020)

  • London 2012 Olympic Finalist in 5000m

  • Professional Track Athlete for ASICS America (2010-2016)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Political Science from Rutgers University

  • Master's Degree in Marketing from Georgetown University

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. How can women champion other women in a male dominated industry? Many adopt coaching styles from those they have grown up around. If these are male-oriented, how do we as females find our own manner?

  2. How can women coach men? How do we get rid of the assumptions of women coaches lacking validity and authority in their own sport? 

  3. There is a social problem particularly for women when it comes to childcare. How do we keep women with families in coaching?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Sanja Tomasevic,

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

for Arizona State University

 

Credentials: Sanja's 10 Moments:​

  • Head Women's Volleyball coach at Arizona State University 

  • B.A. in Communication and Media from University of Washington 

  • Assistant coach University of Miami (2016)

  • Retired Professional Volleyball player (2008-2012)

  • National Champion of Greece (2009 & 2010)

  • PAC-10 Player of the Year (2005)

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. How can you find your own coaching style and philosophy as a woman in a male-dominated industry? We often mirror the coaches we had growing up. How can you be a role-model for those you coach?

  2. How do we be our authentic selves without having a female role model? It takes a village. Remember your why.

  3. Patience is key. Women facing gender stereotypes and other societal barriers can be pushed too quickly to get through them. How do we find the balance?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Patti Phillips,

CEO of Women Leaders

In College Sports

 

Credentials: Patti's 10 Moments:​

  • CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports since 2010

  • Created Women Leaders Performance Institute 

  • Missouri Sports Hall of Fame (2015)

  • Baker University Hall of Fame (2011)

  • NCAA Champion of Diversity award (2015)

  • University of Kansas Master's degree in Sport and Fitness Management 

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1.  Why are women not as intentional as men about networking? To build and advance your network requires intentional effort and setting time aside to focus on connection. How can we understand the underlying factors and change the narrative?

  2. To earn a leadership position as a woman takes respect and strategization, which can be mixed up with manipulation. How can women be more present in the moment? Can we ‘play the game’ without changing our values and beliefs?

  3. How can we get women to be more open to helping other women? With the gender paradigms and lack of opportunities that exist in today’s society, women often compete with each other rather than for each other. How do we change it?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Katlyn Gao,

CEO and Co-founder of

Professional Volleyball League

LOVB

 

Credentials: Katlyn's 10 Moments:

  • B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University​

  • MBA Harvard Business School

  • Associate Consultant for Bain & Company (2001-2003)

  • Director of Global Merchandising for Coach (2007-2010)

  • SVP and GM Global Ecommerce group Lululemon (2016-2017)

  • Co-founder and CEO of League One Volleyball- LOVB

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1.  How can we erase the binary that when somebody wins, somebody else has to lose? This is not the way it always has to be. What is your definition of winning?

  2. How can you as a female develop your leadership skills to lead yourself and others? Find your anchor to look back on when things get tough. Are you an ally for the women around you, male or female?

  3. How can you harmonize your personal and professional lives? Alignment is important. Are you investing in what matters to you? What is your return on that investment?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Lynn Farquhar,

St. Joseph’s University

Head Women’s

Field Hockey Coach

Credentials: Lynn's 10 Moments:

  • Old Dominion University Bachelors of business, marketing, management

  • Liberty University Masters in Human Services

  • Syracuse University Master's of Science, Cultural Foundations of Education 

  • 2000 Field Hockey National Champion

  • Head Field Hockey Coach for St. Joseph University

    • Leading Field Hockey NCAA team to being in  top 8​

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1.  How do you Care and Compete? Define and give yourself permission to act out of the stereotype of ‘femininity’. How are you supposed to feel, and how do you want to feel? Who are you and what’s important to you?

  2. How do you honor your authentic self and the Power of Team? Honor who your teammates are and allow them to be their authentic selves. How can you connect with them so they know that you care?

  3. How do you hold yourself accountable as a coach to living the life and values you teach your athletes? Self care is the most selfless thing we can do, yet we often run into trouble finding the time to do so. What are winning strategies that work for you?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Chris Arthur,

Head of Athlete Life -

Athlete Performance Support at High Performance Sport

New Zealand

Credentials: Chris' 10 Moments:

  • ​University of Otago Bachelors of Physical Education, Physical education teaching and coaching 

  • 2005 Prime Minister's Scholarship attending FIH Coaching Course in Indiana

  • Previous Assistant Coach for New Zealand Jr. Black Sticks

  • 11 years NZ Black Sticks Athlete

  • 1992 Barcelona Olympics

  • Head of Athlete Life- High Performance Sport NZ

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1.  Historically, coaches at the elite level are known to be tough and strict, which are qualities stereotypically associated with males. How can females succeed at the same level using their own qualities and strengths, especially when they are not as robust?

  2. How can we as females challenge society to show who we are and what we can create? Results give dependable numbers, but they are not everything. How do we find the balance?

  3. How do women coaches embrace their female identity and succeed at a high performing level? Many institutions are mandating affirmative action by requiring a certain amount of gender balance within teams. Embracing diversity will establish a stronger and more successful company. How can all people help these successes?

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Friday Win your Week-

with Mary Wise,

University of Florida

Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Credentials: Mary's 10 Moments:

  • Championships

    • 24x SEC Regular Season Championships

    • 8x NCAA Final Four

  • Coaching Honors

    • 13x SEC Coach of the Year

    • 3x AVCA National Coach of the Year

    • USA Volleyball All-time Great Coach (2006)

    • Past president of American Volleyball Coaches Association

    • At age 21, was the youngest Division I coach ever hired (Iowa State)

  • Achievements and Records 

    • First ever coach to win 100 straight games

    • Most career victories among women D1 head coaches in NCAA history

    • Only female to coach in NCAA Championships match

    • Only female to coach in more than 1 NCAA Final Four

    • First female coach in NCAA D1 history to win 15 consecutive regular season conference matches.

    • First coach to ever win 90% of matches in 1st 16 seasons at 1 school.

    • Reached the 500-win plateau faster than any other Division I female coach.

  • 1981 Graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education

 

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. How do we set women up to be successful according to their own definition? Being results-oriented can bring about difficulties, yet it is important to keep winning. How do we as coaches and players overcome these failures?

  2. How can we separate our identities as individuals and as coaches/players? The family component is huge for female coaches. How do we create balance?

  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a female coach coaching a women’s sport? The role of gender shows up differently across teams. How do you find and emphasize the positives?

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Friday Win your Week-

How Does Struggle

Create Success

Thank you for joining us on our journey of How Women Win Our Way and continuing to G.I.V.E.H.O.P.E. to women across the world!

 

One important question we’ve asked our women is How Struggle Creates Success. Listen as we hear answers from our CHAMP10N Guests as followed: 

1. Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State University Head Women's Basketball Coach

2. Carol Hutchins, University of Michigan Head Softball Coach

3. Brittany Abercrombie and Carly DeHoog, Professional Volleyball Players

4. Carli Synder, Professional Volleyball Player and Former NCAA Athlete for the University of Florida

 

Stay tuned NEXT FRIDAY to hear more compiled answers to How Women Win Our Way.

Want to G.I.V.E.H.O.P.E. to other women by sharing how you win? 

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Friday Win your Week-

How 2 Train with

Purpose and PASS10N

Thank you for joining us on our journey of How Women Win Our Way and continuing to G.I.V.E.H.O.P.E. to women across the world!

 

One important question we’ve asked our women is How 2 Train with Purpose and Passion. Listen as we hear answers from our CHAMP10N Guests as followed: 

1. Sue Enquist, Former UCLA Head Women’s Softball Coach

2. Brittany Abercrombie, Professional Volleyball Player and Former NCAA Athlete for the University of Southern California

3. Carli Synder, Professional Volleyball Player and Former NCAA Athlete for the University of Florida

 

Stay tuned NEXT FRIDAY to hear more compiled answers to How Women Win Our Way.

Want to G.I.V.E.H.O.P.E. to other women by sharing how you win? 

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Friday Win your Week-

How 2 Change and Win

Thank you for joining us on our journey of How Women Win Our Way and continuing to G.I.V.E.H.O.P.E. to women across the world!

 

One important question we’ve asked our women is How 2 Change and Win. Listen as we hear answers from our CHAMP10N Guests as followed: 

1. Melissa Luellen, Auburn University Head Women’s Golf Coach

2. Angie Akers, Retired Professional Beach Volleyball Player and Coach of the Women's Beach Volleyball Olympic Team

3. Carli Synder, Professional Volleyball Player and Former NCAA Athlete for the University of Florida

 

Stay tuned NEXT FRIDAY to hear more compiled answers to How Women Win Our Way.

Want to G.I.V.E.H.O.P.E. to other women by sharing how you win? 

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Women Winning Wednesday-

10 Talks with

Carlette Patterson and

Kathleen J. DeBoer

Carlette and Kathy discuss

How Women Win

after hearing from

Anne Walker,

Head Women's Golf Coach for

Stanford University

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. It is not just women coaches that at times experience difficulties with balancing a family and their job; this happens to women across the globe in their own unique situations and professions. Being able to recognize the importance of this balance and respecting the decisions of these women is essential to allowing them to have it all, whatever that may be.

  2. Engage and Empower your Support Team. Come together with the strength of being able to rely on each other rather than having one person dominate all categories. How do we change the management of expectations and instead anchor in the Power of Team to enter into high performance? How can you win as a coach and as a human? It is difficult to go through all of these things alone – having good assistant coaches and volunteers is essential when unexpected situations arise. 

  3. Generally, women often over perform and outwork themselves to prove themselves as a female in their respective position, whereas males are often overconfident to begin with and immediately trusted by those surrounding them. The women do not get that trust right away; they need to prove it, often to an overextending amount, while males can enter into a position with high expectations regardless of their performance or previous experience. Additionally, when women receive the validation of being great or excelling at their position, they often do not accept it and keep pushing above and beyond.

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Friday Win the Week-10 Talks with

Anne Walker,

Head Women's Golf Coach

for Stanford University

Credentials: Anne's 10 Moments:

  • Stanford University

    • 2018 NCAA Semi-Finalist

    • 2017 NCAA Semi-Finalist

    • 2016 NCAA Runner-up

    • 2015 NCAA Champions

  • University of California, Davis

    • 2008-2012 Head Golf Coach

  • University of California, Berkeley

    • 2006-2008 Associate Head Golf Coach

    • 2002 B.A., Geography w/Honors

  • Concordia University-Irvine

    • 2011 M.A., Coaching and Athletic Administration

 

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. Limit head games when there are big decisions to be made with your athletes; female athletes on average will fill that void themselves with negative rumination. Speak with individuals alone and in person prior to making a big team announcement so they can be more emotionally prepared for that announcement within the group setting. Cultivate an open and communicative environment where athletes feel comfortable coming to you when they do not understand a decision or want more information about how they can improve their game. They may not like the answers that they get, but at least they will walk away understanding your reasoning behind your coaching.

  2. It’s okay to be competitive; however, it is how you channel your competitiveness that matters. It could be your worst enemy, or it could be one of your best qualities as a player and as a teammate. We do not have control over a lot of things within sport. Take your competitiveness and use it when examining your own personal process goals. Make sure these goals are personal rather than outcome based, or players will begin to focus on the wrong things when practicing for game days.

  3. The system of coaching is not setting up women coaches for success. To have a family of their own and run their own team of players and other coaches on their staff is quite a battle. Many women stop coaching in order to put their family ahead of everything else, giving up their career and something they desire to do. Ask for what you need and try changing the system one commitment at a time.

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Women Winning Wednesday-

10 Talks with

Carlette Patterson and

Kathleen J. DeBoer

Carlette and Kathy discuss

How Women Win

after hearing from

Erin Lindsey,

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

for Santa Clara University 

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. On average, many women need to feel satisfied within their career and that they are actually making a difference in others’ lives. Chasing the money and focusing on the financials may create a feeling of emptiness and not allow you to be your true self. Let’s change the way society thinks about the head of household gender dynamics. Women can be the breadwinner of their families, and it can be just as justified for women to take a job somewhere else and have the rest of the family move along with them for that job - these things do not just happen to men, 

  2. Speak up for what you want, but remember - you can always change your mind. If you try something and it’s not for you, why continue doing it if the benefits don't outweigh the disadvantages? For women, these family dynamics can look a lot different across the board. Some families want children, some don’t, some want to stay home, some want to keep working - having these conversations within your own family and making sure gender stereotypes do not completely control the situation is a great winning strategy for living your best life.

  3. Empower your own female players to have these conversations with themselves. Most of the time, we are not aware of our own gender expectations, especially when we are younger. Giving your players the insight of what this means and your own experiences with them will help make these younger females aware of societal norms and how they have more control than they think.

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Friday Win the Week-10 Talks with

Erin Lindsey,

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

for Santa Clara University

Credentials: Erin's 10 Moments:

  • Volleyball Coaching History

    • 2019 – Present, Head Coach – Santa Clara University

    • 2017 – 2019, Assistant Coach – Stanford University

    • 2016 – 2017, Assistant Coach – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    • 2011 – 2016, Head Coach – Dartmouth College

    • 2005 – 2010, Assistant Coach – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      • Helped develop 3 AVCA All-Americans and 7 All-ACC players

      • Recruited 3 AVCA All-Region and All-ACC players

  • Volleyball Player at UNC at Chapel Hill

    • 4-year starter and 2 -time captain

    • All-ACC honors

    • 2-time AVCA All-Region accolades

    • Conference Player of the year

  • Education

    • 2011 – MA, Sport Administration, UNC at Chapel Hill

    • 2000 – BA, Exercise and Sport Science, UNC at Chapel Hill 

 

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. Expectations play a big role in how players perceive their coaches. Athletes will have gendered expectations based on whether they are male or female and respond differently based on these expectations. As coaches, it is important to know yourself and how you coach so you are able to tackle these expectation biases and be transparent in what you will give to your athletes rather than getting trapped in these stereotypes.

  2. Without young women having a female coach as a role model, many female athletes may have the desire to be coached by men due to the stereotypes that exist of male coaches pushing them hard compared to females who stereotypically formulate relationships and show their care for their players. Not all coaches are like this - it is a stereotype - however, since these exist, it is important to find your own coaching philosophy, whether it falls into these stereotypes or not, so you can find the players that are a good fit for your program.

  3. There are a lot of societal expectations for how each gender should act in a marital relationship. Some men may feel obligated to be the breadwinner of the family due to these norms, though it can assuredly be the women as well. If a female coach has a higher salary, it can bring up difficult conversations when it comes to moving or children. Additionally, being a female coach with children posits curiosity from administrators, whether it be simply on the stereotyped precedent that you are a woman or because they are trying to formulate a relationship with you and create open communication when seeking time for family. 

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Women Winning Wednesday-

10 Talks with

Carlette Patterson and

Kathleen J. DeBoer

Carlette and Kathy discuss

How Women Win

after hearing from

Cassidy Lichtman,

Professional

Volleyball Player

and Founder of Non-Profit

Progress Through Athletics -P/ATH.

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. Honor what is important to you, especially from a place of curiosity. Women have a tendency to have the desire to start with grace; they know they do not know everything, and everybody is a learner. Asking the right questions without being defensive or accusatory will help everyone to learn about whatever the topic is rather than making it all about you.

  2. Leave a legacy that you will be proud of. Many coaches have the ability to reignite the passion they have for the sport strong enough for next-gens to be able to do what they do as coaches. Especially when coaching women, it is important to allow them the opportunity to grow as a leader to be able to coach both women and men.

  3. Use your passion to step into the change that matters to you. If there are experiences you wish you could change from a coaching perspective, be the change that you want to see in the world. Use what you have learned from past experiences and take it to the next level. 

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Friday Win the Week-10 Talks with

Cassidy Lichtman,

Professional Volleyball Player

and Founder of the Non-Profit

P/ATH- Progress through Athletics

Credentials: Cassidy's 10 Moments:

  • USA Volleyball Athlete

    • 2015 Pan American Cup (Gold)

    • 2014 Pan American Cup (Silver)

    • 2013 Pan American Cup (Gold)

    • 2012 Pan American Cup (Gold)

    • 2011 Pan American Games (Bronze)

  • Stanford University

    • 2016-17 Assistant Coach

    • 2007-2010 Player for Stanford Cardinal

      • Competed in 2 Final Fours

      • 4 Consecutive Pac-10 championships

      • 2-time AVCA First Team All-American

      • 3-time All-Pac-10 conference honoree

    • 2007-2011 Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Political Science, History

  • 2019 – Present, USA Volleyball Board of Directors

  • 2020 – Present, Professional Athlete – Athletes Unlimited

  • 2019 – Present, Founder of P/ATH, nonprofit

 

 

WINNING STRATEGIES

  1. Women coaches coaching women players can often form a stronger relationship with each other since they know where exactly they are coming from with a gender perspective. Ask your players what they think their opinions are, especially as a young girl in order to teach them that their opinion matters and they can formulate one on their own. Helping youth girls in sport will create more pathways for them to follow that into their far future instead of deterring them early. 

  2. Be transparent when it comes to why you are doing what you are doing as a coach. Have a reason and a why behind everything that you do. Not being able to have those conversations with players may lose respect from these athletes and it begins to formulate an environment of arrogance and closed doors. 

  3. Establish the standard and protect the culture. Communicating these expectations early in the season will make conflict resolutions flow much easier when it arises later on. If conflict does come up, players can remind each other of the standard and what is expected of them at the program they are competing in. The coach can also step in if it becomes necessary. Make sure to repeat these expectations throughout the season, not just one and done.

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Women Winning Wednesday-

10 Talks with

Carlette Patterson and

Kathleen J. DeBoer

Carlette and Kathy discuss

How Women Win

after hearing from

Sharon Clark,

Butler University

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

and President of the

American Volleyball  

Coach's Association