Events & Resources


Save the date for the BAWSI Gala on Friday, May 5th, 2023!

Youth Participatory Evaluation Findings and Summary (YPE)

BAWSI commissioned an original youth-led study by local high school girls, completed in February 2022. Researchers from Overfelt High School asked “What are the barriers to sport participation for Middle School and High School girls in East San Jose and what are its impacts?”

BAWSI Newsletters

Winter 2022: View Now

Features include:

  • CBS Sports Story
  • Sky High BAWSI Attendance
  • Doubling Girls Basketball Participation
Fall 2021: View Now

Features include:

  • Back on Playgrounds (Safely)!
  • Middle School Programs Start
  • Listening to the Community
Summer 2021: View Now

Features include:

  • Virtual Program Updates
  • Middle School Expansion
  • Welcome New Team Members
Summer 2020: View Now

Features include:

  • Virtual BAWSI YouTube Channel
  • BAWSI Program Updates
  • BAWSI Game Days Huge Success!

BAWSI in the Media

BAWSI Videos

Lifting Girls Up – Gala 2022 – Program Video

Light Up the Night Program Video 2021

BAWSI Program

Katie Sowers

Power of Sport

BAWSI Playground Profiles, 2019

Shelter-in-Place for BAWSI Girls

Shelter-in-Place for BAWSI Rollers


BAWSI Girls having fun

BAWSI Rollers

BAWSI Roller is excited to complete the session

Spirit of Achievement: Part of the Team

Jacque Rodriguez’s amazing journey from BAWSI Rollers to the JV Tennis Team at Del Mar HS


Michelle Ramirez narrates her experience as a BAWSI Girl

BAWSI Playbook

In 2012, BAWSI began hearing from coaches and female athletes around the country wanting to know how they could get involved in BAWSI’s programs. In response, we created BAWSI Play!, a free toolkit that equips any team of female athletes with the tools, resources, and support they need to initiate and lead their own programs to get underserved elementary school students moving and involved in fun, active play.

Feel free to use this to start your own program, all we ask is that you drop us a line at to let us know who you are and what you are doing so we can celebrate the reach of this movement.

BAWSI Play! consists of (1) a how-to-get-started Handbook for coaches and athletic departments, (2) a step-by-step guide called the Playbook for the athletes to use to get kids moving on the playground, and (3) an Activities book with more than 30 fitness activities and game ideas and (4) feedback forms.

  1. Step 1: BAWSI Play! Handbook
  2. Step 2: BAWSI Play! Athlete Playbook
  3. Step 3: BAWSI Play! Activities
  4. Step 4: BAWSI Play! Feedback Forms

BAWSI Trophy Case

We have been honored by:

  • International Olympic Committee
  • San Jose City Council (4x)
  • The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness
  • Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
  • Santa Clara County Department of Education
  • YMCA

BAWSI All Stars

Youth development and women’s sports community resources

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The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas. The Aspen Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars and members of the public to address some of the world’s most complex problems.

View a Research Brief available on The Aspen Institute website:
Sport Participation Rates among Underserved American Youth

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espnW serves women who love sports. provides an engaging environment that offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and shares a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women.

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Ernst & Young – Women Athletes Business Network

The EY Women Athlete Business Network has a goal to create an environment that supports elite female athletes who seek to develop their leadership potential beyond their sporting careers.

Articles from the EY Women Athlete Business Network

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Fair Play for Girls in Sports

Fair Play for Girls in Sports promotes the health, well-being, education, and future employment opportunities of girls in grades K-12, particularly in low-income areas, by ensuring sports programs provided by public schools and park and recreation departments afford girls equal athletic opportunities as required by Title IX and California state law AB 2404.

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Greater Good

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

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Keep Girls In Sport

Girls drop out of sports at twice the rate of boys by age 14. Coaches have the power to change that. Visit to learn more.


National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

NCHPAD is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more.


National Consortium for Physical Education & Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities

NCPEID’s mission is to promote research, professional preparation, service delivery, and advocacy of Physical Education for individuals with disabilities.

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Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

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The Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport

The first of its kind in the world, the Tucker Center is an interdisciplinary research center leading a pioneering effort to examine how sport and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women, their families, and communities.

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University of Michigan – SHARP -Sport Health and Activity Research and Policy Center

The Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP) researches and creates real world solutions to our most pressing questions in public health and health care, deploying gender as a critical lens.

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Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF)

The Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity