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Game On! Sports Girl Talk: Interviews the Sunset Ridge Girls B-ball Team

Game On! Sports Girl Talk: Interviews the Sunset Ridge Girls B-ball Team: By Barb, Sara and Heather Interesting is an understatement; educational and fun for sure.  We can think of so many positive ways to describe our interview session last week with the Sunset Ridge Varsity Girls Basketball . . .

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Teaching Girls to Play Tough Against Friends

Teaching Girls to Play Tough Against Friends: One of the advantages of youth sports is playing on and bonding with teams throughout the years. Taking this benefit even a step further, kids tend to play against the same local or regional teams from year to year. Your kids start recognizing the . . .

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Showing Courage – Our Young Female Athletes Still Face Challenges

Showing Courage – Our Young Female Athletes Still Face Challenges:   Parents of a Game On! camper contacted me a few days ago with this story:   Our daughter (a freshman in high school) is interested in learning the sport of wrestling and competing with the school wrestling team. . . .

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Girls Sports – Parents: Should You Stay For Practices?

Girls Sports – Parents: Should You Stay For Practices?: Last week, I had a softball coach for a 10-year-old team approach me with the question, “How do I gently tell parents that they should not stick around for practices?” As I probed the coach as to the reasoning behind her request, . . .

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Girls Sports – Maintaining The Integrity of Awards

Girls Sports – Maintaining The Integrity of Awards: It seems as if trophies, ribbons, medals and other awards are being doled out for participation in just about every sports program these days. Are our daughters now coming to expect awards for simply stepping foot on the courts and fields? . . .

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GIRLS SPORTS – TALK THE TALK

GIRLS SPORTS – TALK THE TALK: Hope you don’t mind a suggestion: From the beginning, even as young as four-years-old, talk the language with your daughter. Whether you are watching sports on TV, shooting some hoops on the driveway, throwing the softball around in the backyard or playing . . .

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Girls Sports – The Link Between Mistakes and Athletic Development

Girls Sports – The Link Between Mistakes and Athletic Development: Making mistakes can be in important part of your athlete's athletic development with the proper perspective.

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