LaVoi and colleague's research mentioned in NY Times blog
School of Kinesiology lecturer and Tucker Center associate director Dr. Nicole LaVoi and former master's student, Erin Becker, had their research on mother-coaches mentioned in The New York Times' parenting blog. The blog poses the question, "Why don't more moms coach?" LaVoi and Becker's research suggests this possible answer:
Many [mothers] pointed to the logistical struggles. It can be tough for a mother who's working or has more than one kid to coach after school. In a family where Mom is the after-school go-to, Dad may take off work to coach, but how often will he take off from work to let his wife get out there? Women say they worry about their ability to meet their commitment if the unexpected comes up.