LaVoi quoted in New York Times and StarTribune

Nicole M. LaVoi
Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was recently quoted in two notable publications. LaVoi was quoted in an article from The New York Times, entitled, “A ‘Landmark’ as Women Will Coach Against Each Other in Men’s Soccer.” In the article, LaVoi discusses gender disparities in coaching staff as well as the positive effects of female role models on young men. LaVoi was also quoted in a StarTribune article, “Yuen: How early specialization is hurting youth sports.” In her quotations, LaVoi discusses some of the reasoning behind increased specialization in youth sports.