Creating Leaders For Equal Play

  • EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN to shape their own career goals
  • EDUCATING the best coaches for sport's future
  • EXPANDING professional options beyond the field of play
  • PREPARING tomorrow's leaders in the world of women's sport
  • ADVOCATING for equal opportunity and equal access for female athletes

A Career Pathway for the Next Generation of Female Coaches

In 1972, the year Title IX became law, approximately 90% of all women’s sports programs were headed by female coaches. Since then, interest in women’s athletics has exploded— with more girls and women participating in more sports than ever before. And yet, today, we're confronted with a deeply disturbing fact: The number of women who are coaching women's teams has declined by over half since 1972. 

The Academy for Sport Leadership (TASL) is a Michigan-based nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing that trend by encouraging and training the next generation of professional female coaches. Through our Future Coaches Camp, Athletic Administration Internships and the TASL Alumnae Network, we inspire and educate young women—and prepare them for leadership positions in the world of women’s sports.



About Us

Since 2002, TASL has promoted women in coaching and sport leadership through a dynamic combination of action learning programs, internships, mentoring, conferences, and advocacy.

Contact Us

The Academy for Sport Leadership
PO Box 131226
Ann Arbor, MI 48113-1226
Phone: (734) 205-4022

TASL is recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501c(3) corporation.