Saturday, May 4, 2019
Creighton University Harper Center
8 am - 3 pm
4 pm-6 pm
The Nebraska State Soccer Association (NSSA) Diversity Committee in partnership with philanthropic partner Football for the World Foundation USA (FFTW-USA) is set to host the first annual Women in Sport Symposium in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Creighton University. The purpose of the event is to identify, engage, and provide resources for individuals working in the sports community to eliminate barriers for women and girls in sports.
Currently, girls drop out of sports at twice the rate of boys. Girls that participate in sports report better grades and higher graduation rates. When analyzing the 6% of Fortune 500 CEOs that are female, 90% of those females played sports growing up.
It is no accident that skills like teamwork, goal-setting, and other achievement-oriented behaviors developed through sports yield economic benefits for women later in life. In order to increase opportunities for young girls in sport and keep them engaged, it is critical for our community to invest in the current female coaches that serve as community leaders and role models.
Most importantly, the event will provide a forum for those working in the sports to better understand the challenges women and girls face and provide the tools to help women and girls overcome those challenges.
Who is this event for? All coaches, administrators and players in all sports looking to further their development, leadership abilities and work towards promoting opportunities for women and girls in the sports world.
Full Day Tickets include Breakout Sessions, lunch and Keynote event.
Keynote only tickets include local panel and keynote speaker only.
Student pricing available.
Sport Psychology: The Science Behind Coaching Females
“Anything you can do, I can do better.” The Michael Jordan vs. Mia Hamm commercial may be outdated, but the conversation around differences between coaching males vs. females is not. Join Becky Meline as she explores the science behind coaching females and identifies various approaches for getting the most from your athletes. In this session, she will provide tips to help players reach their full playing potential.
Navigating New Territory: Allies & Women in Sport
Lindsey Ekwerekwu and Trev Alberts said they would leave it all on the court. This Senior Women’s Administrator and Athletic Director duo will provide insight when it comes to work life balance and overcoming biases. Don’t kid yourself - these transparent conversations must happen to recruit and retain top talent in your organization.
Elevating Sport Through Intentional Leadership Development
This session is about everything except the X’s and O’s. If we want to recruit and retain women and girls in our organizations, everyone must play a role. This session will help you create an individual development plan (IDP) to reach your goals and provide tools to help you bring out leadership abilities in your teammates. Local Organizational Development expert Diane Ratigan brings holistic development with best practices and tools to help you get started.
See Her, Be Her: Overcoming the Odds
You may think you’re alone, but you’re wrong. Whether you are player, coach or administrator, join this panel of local women to understand the stories behind the data. Panelists will share the challenges they faced and provide key insight to help others overcome the odds.
Announcement coming soon!