What Does It Take to Coach Girls' Track?

Flanagan, Linda Head
May 2006
Newsweek;5/8/2006, Vol. 147 Issue 19, p14
The article discusses coaching teenage girls in a private high school in New Jersey. The author is the head coach for the cross country ski team, and occasionally works as assistant coach for winter and spring track. She discusses parents' attitudes towards the sports the children participate in, and her own belief that sports in high school should develop discipline and strength. She discusses the reasons that make her want to coach, and those that make her job difficult.


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