"What I've found is a lot of women want to coach and they aren't being invited in, and once they are in they don't find it a very friendly territory."
-- University of Southern California
sociology professor Michael Messner
, author of the upcoming book, "It's All for the Kids: Gender, Families and Youth Sports," on his eight-year study of
youth soccer, finding that men are routinely drafted for coaching duties while women are moved into "team parent" roles. (Vancouver Sun