Does ‘ageism’ exist in coaching?


This week we want to know how your age as a coach has or is affecting your coaching career.  Whilst we know that women coaches as a whole are underrepresented in sport, we recognise that within that group, smaller groups of women are discriminated against.  Whether it be race, background, nationality or age, women coaches should not be treated as one homogenous group.

There are no real statistics out there to suggest there is a ‘perfect’ coaching age, or that some ages are discriminated against more than others, but we want to know from you if this is an issue.


Do you find you are judged on your coaching ability because of your age?

Are you finding your age is a barrier to progressing in your coaching career?

Are you the youngest or oldest in your profession?  Does this bother you?



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