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Ron Katz: Combatting Gender Stereotypes In Sports

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Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives, and other major sports figures and academics who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes.

This 1-on-1 interview features Ron Katz, Co-Founder of the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics (ISLE) at University of the Pacific. He is a sports lawyer who is of counsel at GCA Law Partners in Mountain View, CA. He has recently co-authored the book Sport, Ethics and Leadership with fellow PCA Supporter Jack Bowen and an article for the Stanford Law & Policy Review entitled "Changing Sex/Gender Roles and Sport." Ron also serves on PCA's Leadership Council.

In this podcast interview with Former PCA President Tina Syer (@tinasyer4) talks to Katz about his early involvement in many sports, his passion for representing the "underdog" throughout his legal career, and his involvement with the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics.

Highlights of the podcast include:

  • The importance of ethics in sports and the mission of the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics
  • The prevalence and history of sexual stereotyping in sports
  • What coaches and parents can do to combat others stereotyping their athlete
  • How coaches and leaders can emphasize inclusion in sports.

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