In part two of my “You Should Know About: series, I will highlight the Women Talk Sports website. Here’s their mission statement: With the goal of promoting and empowering female athleticism, WomenTalkSports.com is an online network that connects the best blogs relating to women’s sports. The site aims to raise the level of awareness of women in sport by providing comprehensive sport coverage, spotlighting outstanding achievements, and working with sporting associations on advocacy issues and empowering programs. I think it’s a great site and hopefully after you read through this post, you’ll think so too!
4 reasons that Women Talk Sports is a super cool website
- Lots of different sports are highlighted. I’m just going to list a few and you’ll just have to pop over and see what they’ve got for you. Here we go: Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Basketball, all sorts of water sports, various types of cycling, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey (Field & Ice), Lacrosse, motor sports, MMA, racing in all of its forms, volleyball, soccer, track & field…and more!
- They’ve got a lot of professional athletes as contributors. WTS is more of an aggregate of information than a creator, the site gathers a bunch (over 500!) of professional female athletes on one easy-to-find page. You can search by name or you can search by sport…it’s pretty impressive.
- They understand that it’s about more than sports. Athletics in general, and women’s athletics in particular, are more than just the sport…and WTS understands that. They address tough topics like politics, racism, sexism, and LGBT issues, but they also talk about the lighter side of sports: fashion, connecting with fans, and fantasy sports.
- I write there. It’s the same stuff you read over here, but I figured in the interest of full disclosure, I needed to let you know. There aren’t a lot of coaches on there…as a matter of fact, there’s just two of us. Me and LSU’s assistant women’s basketball coach. Check out his website, it’s very good. It’s (obviously) pretty basketbally, but he writes about leadership quite a bit as well.
There aren’t many places you can find hundreds of folks talking about women’s athletics…and Women Talk Sports is one of those places. Take a few moments to check out the site, I’m sure you’ll love it!
I’m on the computer too much, I’ll admit to that…there’s so much information out there and I want to soak it all in. I enjoy reading about coaching and seeing what other folks are doing. Over the next few days, I’ll highlight four websites that you may not have heard about, but deserve way more love! Coach & Athletic Director, Women Talk Sports, ESPN W, and Alliance of Women Coaches.