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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

how do you intentionally engage others?

I could tell there was a girl who was quiet and not fully present to what we were doing. Challenge accepted. I was determined to find a way to connect with her. I could tell...

Tags: Female Coaches, Female Professionals, Moms of Athletes, Community, Loneliness

Blinded by november part 3: The Team around the team

I could often hear the parent on the other line with the first question of the evening, “Well…did you win?” which were followed by “how many goals did you score?” or “how many saves did you have?”. None of these statistics...

Tags: Female Coaches, Moms of Athletes, Anxiety and Worry, Performance, Motivation, True Success, Love of the Game

blinded by November Part 2: Coaching

If I said, “Our goal is to have zero turnovers and get the ball to this player,” we would turn the ball over after three passes. However, if I said, “Get a player up advantage by maintaining possession and get the ball to this player for the reward,” they would complete 8-10 passes flawlessly...

Tags: Female Coaches, Moms of Athletes, Performance, Pressure, Motivation

Blinded by november Part 1: Youth sports affect athletes at every age

“Go to the NCAA tournament!”, “Win the conference!”, “Shut out opponents in the championship!”, “Be the #1 seed!”, would be the goals the team shouted out in our meeting as I scribbled their answers on the white board. “Okay, great. Great goals. But...”

Tags: Female Coaches, Female Professionals, Moms of Athletes, True Success

Bringing christ into the locker room

Let me set the scene. We had just lost the Sweet 16 game by a heavy margin. This was the last time I’d get the pleasure of sharing a locker room with this team. As we were about to huddle up one last time...

Tags: Female Athletes, Female Coaches, Commitment, Community, Sports Ministry, True Success

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

Enjoy today

Proverbs Chapter 31 contains all the ingredients of what it means to be a virtuous woman. Sometimes when I read it, I feel I have fallen so far short of what God has called me to be. I ask myself, how can I ever attain such a virtuous life?

Tags: Female Athletes, Female Coaches, Giving God Glory, Seeking God First, Finding Rest, Anxiety and Worry, Spiritual Health

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

GOT COMMITMENT?

As an athlete growing up, it wasn’t uncommon for me to make many sacrifices to play the sport I loved. Missing my junior prom, spring break trips, school functions, and many weekends with friends...

Tags: Female Athletes, Female Coaches, Commitment, True Success

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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