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BAWSI Girls and BAWSI Rollers Site Visits – please contact the BAWSI office at 408-247-2544

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BAWSI Newsletter

July 2019: View Now

Features include:

  • Upcoming Event
  • Just Like the USWNT, BAWSI Programming Dominates 2019
  • We’re Hiring!
  • Looking for Host Families
  • We Can’t Do It Without Our Volunteers
  • BAWSI Builds Foundation for Future
  • BAWSI Alumni Lights up the Night for BAWSI’s Annual Fundraiser
  • Kaiser Permanente Sponsors BAWSI Girls Game Day
  • BAWSI Welcomes 2 New Board Members
  • BAWSI Board Members in the News
  • BAWSI Welcomes San Jose Sharks Alum, Douglas Murray, to our Advisory Council
  • T.H.I.N.K Gold!
  • BAWSI Lends a Hand at Children’s Champions
  • West Coast Conference Student Leaders Learn by Giving Back
  • Where is She Now? Featuring Megan Wirth
January 2019: View Now

Features include:

  • Save the Date
  • Fall Season of BAWSI Brings Active Lives and Empowered Futures to 628 Children
  • BAWSI Rollers Game Day and Post-Game Clinic
  • Collegiate and High School Volunteer Participation
  • BAWSI Site Visits
  • BAWSI Launches Foundation for the Future
  • Sharks Alums and BAWSI Partner to Bring Sports to ALL Children
  • Fore! Legends of Sports Celebrity Golf Tournament Benefits BAWSI
  • Citrix highlights BAWSI at Michelle Obama SAP event
  • Welcome Sherri Shaner, BAWSI’s new Development Director
  • Michelle Ray joins the BAWSI Board of Directors
January 2018: View Now

Features include:

  • Hitting the (Play)Ground Running: Another Successful Fall Season
  • Wilcox Post-Secondary Junior Coaches Strengthen BAWSI’s Impact
  • Guests Are Big “FANs” of Breakfast Event
  • Where Are They Now? A Feature on Former BAWSI Staffers
  • West Coast Conference SAAC Leaders Volunteer with BAWSI Rollers
  • Meyerson House Party Mobilizes More Behind Mission
  • Volunteer Shout Out
  • Upcoming Game Days Will Bring BAWSI Girls to College Campuses
  • New Balance for Families at Fair Oaks Elementary
  • BAWSI Honored with 2017 Statewide ACSA Partners in Educational Excellence Award

BAWSI in the Media

BAWSI Videos

Spirit of Achievement: Part of the Team

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


BAWSI Girls having fun


Michelle Ramirez narrates her experience as a BAWSI Girl

BAWSI Rollers

BAWSI Roller is excited to complete the session

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