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Supporting Our Athletes Young and Older

Supporting Our Athletes Young and Older: Over the past week, the Game On! staff has been making a deliberate effort to discuss women’s sports with all of our campers. We have been talking to them about Chicago’s women’s pro sports teams (Bandits – softball; Sky – basketball; Red . . .

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“Girly” Girls Can Be Athletes Too

“Girly” Girls Can Be Athletes Too: I was at a 2012 holiday party when I heard a young father claim with certainty “my 2-year-old daughter is too much of a Girly Girl to ever play sports.” I have to admit that I was taken aback by the comment for a few different reasons.   First of . . .

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Removing the Negative Out of “Throwing Like A Girl”

Removing the Negative Out of “Throwing Like A Girl”: By: The Game On! Sports Camps 4 Girls Staff An article in the Chicago Tribune recently caught our attention. “Throwing like a girl comes naturally for women” highlights the large gap between girls and boys in regards to their . . .

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Ways Your Family Can Support & Enjoy Women’s Sports Together

Ways Your Family Can Support & Enjoy Women’s Sports Together: A fantastic component in the strategy to encourage your kids to enjoy an active lifestyle is becoming a family of sports fans. But in addition to developing individual team and athlete loyalties, enjoy fandom as a family. . . .

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Girls Sports – Might She Be Trying TOO Hard?

Girls Sports – Might She Be Trying TOO Hard?: There is a fine line between giving your all – going 100% and putting heart into your efforts versus trying too hard. It is worth guarding against the latter and striving for the former, as we all work toward the healthy development of our . . .

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Girls Sports – A Call For Strategic Participation And Action

Girls Sports – A Call For Strategic Participation And Action: There seems to have been a recent slew of Title IX cases filed recently charging that school districts are not living up to their legal obligations to assure equality in sports opportunities for boys and girls. If these charges . . .

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