A Crew Coach Speaks Out in Favor of Title IX Reform
Last Summer, the College Sports Council published an analysis of NCAA participation data that showed how Title IX enforcement had stifled the development of men’s soccer in Division I, creating wide disparities between the men’s and women’s game. It’s now a little less than a year later, and we’re still seeing more folks take notice of the unintended effects of Title IX in the “beautiful game.”
The following was written by Dr. Raf Crowley, a postdoctoral associate at the University of Florida. He’s also a senior writer for the Soccer Web site, The Yanks are Coming. Besides being a Soccer enthusiast, he’s also a former college rower who has coached both men and women. It’s clearer than ever these days that our message about the unintended effects of Title is getting through.