5 Ways Coaches Can Be Allies For LGBTQ Athletes, from Athlete Ally
This resource is brought to you by PCA's Trusted Resource partner, Athlete Ally, a national non-profit who works to end the structural and systemic oppression that isolates, excludes and endangers LGBTQ people in sport. They work to ensure sport governing bodies, teams and leagues adopt policies that reflect the diversity of their constituents.
As leaders, coaches can play a major role in creating inclusive team spaces by simply demanding respect for everyone, at all times. Research shows that a coach’s attitude and values are often mimicked by their players. As such, your attitudes and actions matter. Championing respect and inclusion starts with your own inclusive philosophy.
In the PDF below, you can see a guide, with 5 tips for coaches on how to be an ally for LGBTQ student-athletes:
- Champion Respect
- Words Matter
- Get Trained
- Stay informed
- Champion Change
To learn more about building an inclusive coaching philosophy and what an inclusive environment can look like for your team, review the PDF below.