Presentations & Workshops

Female Athletes Are Often Sexualized in Sport Media

I speak frequently to a wide variety of groups locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. I customize each presentation to meet the needs of the group. My presentations are interactive, engaging, applied, and always research-based. Some of the most frequent topics I am asked to give keynotes about include:


o Developing Physically Active Girls (To see a short video of me delivering a Pecha Kucha on this topic, click here)
o Developing Physically Active Youth
o Psychology of Coaching: Effective Motivational Strategies
o Psychology of Coaching: Effective Communication
o Psychology of Coaching: Working Together with Sport Parents
o Parents Learning About Youth Sports (Minnesota PLAYS™)
o Sports-based Youth Development
o Character Education and Moral Development In and Through Sports
o Have You Seen Her?: Media Portrayals of Female Athletes
o Where are the Post Title IX Women?: Challenges & Strategies of Female Coaches
o Coaching the Millennials/Generation Y
o Coaching Boys & Girls: The Myths and The Evidence
o An Evidence-based case for Equal Playing Time in Youth Sports

WE_Color3-abI have also recently developed We Coach: Educating & Empowering Through Sport, an educational and networking resource for women who coach (or want to coach) youth or interscholastic sports. We Coach workshops are delivered by women for women. To learn more about We Coach, the Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium, and the current trends regarding females in coaching click here.

Some groups I have delivered presentations to include:

Tucker Table "Coaching Youth Soccer As a Token Female"

International Working Group on Women in Sport, American Association University Women, Minnesota State High School Coaches Association, Minnesota State High School Girls’ Basketball Coaches Association, Minnesota State High School Softball Coaches Association, Eagan Athletic Association, Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, USA Hockey, Up 2 Us, Algerian Basketball Federation, American-Israeli Friendship League, Ortonville School District coaching staff, St. Cloud State University Athletic Department, Carleton College and Augsburg College student athletes, Mayo Action on Obesity Summit, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Prior Lake Rotary, Detroit Lakes Rotary, Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle, Minnesota Lynx, United States Tennis Association Teacher’s Conference, National Youth Sport Program, St. Cloud State Women On Wednesday Symposium, University of Nevada Soccer Coaching Symposium, Applied Research Consortium for Youth Development, Think Hockey Summer Camps, Tennis: Europe!, Blogs With Balls, Forest Lake Traveling Basketball Association.

5th International Congress on Women in Sport (May 2010)

University of Nevada Soccer Coaching Symposium (March 2010)

In addition, I have presented research at academic conferences some of which include: Association Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Association for Moral Education (AME), North American Association Study of Sport Sociology (NASSS), Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Active Living Conference.

Video of My Presentations:

To see short video clips on a variety of my research presentations, visit The Tucker Center’s YouTube Channel.

Developing Physically Active Girls: A Pecha Kucha.

How to Give a Good PreZENtation. A collaborative educational technology project between myself and the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.

Stay Strong, Play On:Current Issues in Girls and Women in Sport (2010, February 3) as part of the St. Cloud State Women’s Center’s Women on Wednesdays (WOW) lecture series. To hear audio click here.

Facing Off Over Facebook: The Impact of Social Media on Women’s Sports (2009, October 19). The Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Minnesota. To see video click here.

Physical Activity as a Context for Youth Development. Applied Research Consortium Youth Development, Impact to Inquiry Series. University of Minnesota (2008, May). To see video click here.

The 2007 Tucker Center Research Report: Developing Physically Active Girls (2008, April 22 ). The Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Minnesota . To see video click here.

If you are interested in having me speak to your group, please send me an email [], or call me at 612.626.6055 and we can talk about how to customize a presentation to fit your needs.

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