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IN THE LIFE: This category is a series of blogs written by the Winning Women founders sharing their lives and hearts with you. Check out their journey!

where is god in the losing?

We just ended year three of this HC (head coaching) gig. This was to be the year we turned the program around. My coach had high hopes, I had high hopes, and our team had high hopes! But as you can guess...

Tags: Female Athletes, Female Coaches, Coaches Wives, Moms of Athletes, Community, Endurance, Prayer, True Success

Misunderstood

Throughout my collegiate years, I struggled through unknown medical issues as I competed as a cross country and track athlete. I would get halfway through a race with normalcy and confidence, only to be zapped of energy in the second half. A strong stride would slip into...

Tags: Female Athletes, Female Coaches, Coaches' Wives, Moms of Athletes, Female Professionals, Loneliness, Identity, Performance, Pressure

A Legacy worth living

Legacy is a term used in athletics to define what we leave behind and are remembered for. In athletics, we strive to be that person who leaves a mark and is remembered for MVP’s and other awards, or a team remembered for winning the championship, or...

Tags: Female Athletes, Female Coaches, Coaches Wives , Moms of Athletes, Female Professionals, True Success, Giving God Glory

His Program is my program

When I was that young naïve girl who put “football coach” on her list, I had no idea how that role would bring me so much joy, stress, pride, nervousness, and love, sometimes all in one game! And it’s this role that has...

Tags: Coaches' Wives, Commitment, True Success, Sacrifice

When the race feels long

Have you ever felt like the demands of your schedule leave you constantly running?  Have you ever just yearned for a few hours of nothing to do, no place to be, and that long lost thing we call free time?...

Tags: Female Athletes, Female Coaches, Coaches Wives, Moms of Athletes, Female Professionals, Endurance, Finding Rest, Spiritual Health

THE witness of a coach's wife

“What in the world is that coach thinking?” “Poor coaching is what lost that game for us.” “Is that coach even watching the same game we are?” “Does he even really care about these kids?” As a fan sitting in the bleachers at a game...

Tags: Coaches Wives, Moms of Athletes, Prayer, Community

FEELING LONELY IN THE CROWDED BLEACHERS

As a people pleaser by nature, one area of frequent struggle I faced for 30 years as a coach’s wife was loneliness. At times it showed its ugly self in a variety of ways: traveling alone to a game, sitting alone at a game, going to bed alone...

Tags: Coaches Wives, Loneliness, Seeking God First

WELCOME TO THE CONVERSATION!

The sports world is a male dominated culture. That is not wrong or bad, but it can sometimes really be tough being a female in this realm. Opportunities for females have greatly increased, especially since Title IX was enacted in 1972. For this we are incredibly grateful as sports can and do play a huge factor in ...

Tags: Female Athletes, Female Coaches, Coaches Wives, Moms of Athletes, Female Professionals

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