WRCC Chapters were created to connect women coaches across all levels of running/T&F (middle school, high school, collegiate and post collegiate/pro) and experiences, as well as across geographic location from centralized cities to across states. Each WRCC Chapter is a forum that enables a group to discuss relevant topics, learn from each other, ideate, and communicate, as well as creating a powerful community to facilitate a support group!
Created by Tania Fischer (President and Founder of the Janes Elite Racing Club, Head Track and XC coach at Santa Monica HS, and WRCC Core Member) as a way to connect and create a community of local women coaches in her area, this concept of bringing women together is ingenious, empowering, inspiring and super simple. What started with Tania’s hub in Santa Monica has expanded to WRCC Chapters in Portland/Oregon, Bend&Beyond/Oregon, Texas and Atlanta/South East (early 2021) with coaches joining in from states across the US. With the meetings currently on Zoom, you can connect from any place!
Whether you are an experienced coach, new, or not yet a coach, having this connection and community is a powerful way to strengthen and support women coaches across all levels of running and T&F.
Each WRCC Chapter has a head coach who sets the monthly day and time to meet as well as lead the discussions which range from open and fluid discussions to focused topics and guest speakers. With Covid, the meetings are via Zoom calls. Post Covid, some will be in person!
How to Join? Become a WRCC Member (only $50 per year) and contact WRCC (link) to connect you with a chapter closest to you or one that works with your schedule.
Interested in starting a Chapter in your community? See the notes below:
Must be a WRCC member
Must attend at least one chapter meeting elsewhere prior to launching, ideally two to see how different Chapter Leads run them
Use this document (or variation) to introduce WRCC chapters to fellow women coaches in your community
Have a WRCC core member support and join your first Chapter meeting
WRCC will help create a SquadFusion event link to communicate dates, links, etc…
Share your meeting dates and zoom link with Social Media team so they can promote them
Provide a quote or summary along with possible image for social media after the meeting