The Plight of Female Coaches

Strong’s article, Coaches Confident that more Gender Barriers will Fall in the Future published in The Globe and Mail Newspaper, illustrates some of the key factors restricting women from applying for coaching positions. The CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada, Lorraine Lafreniere said that the main reason for the low numbers of women coaches can be attributed to the unfavorable environmental conditions (Strong, 2016). The gender barrier issue has blossomed to the extent that women have to be convinced to consider coaching at all.

The North American males’ specialized sport has had a history of male coaches. Most of the women who have worked in these organizations take up front-office positions. The first female coach the NFL has had over the years is Kathryn Smith appointed by the Buffalo Bills in January 2016 (Strong, 2016). Smith will be in charge of special teams on Rex Ryan’s workforce. This new development is serving as the first among many to come, as mentioned by L...