Finding the Right Fit

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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To Play Up or Not to Play Up – That is the Question

To Play Up or Not to Play Up – That is the Question: Starting at rather tender young ages and continuing on through high school, girls are sometimes given the choice of playing with the older team, also known as “a level up.” Whether asked because of size, potential, true abilities, . . .

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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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How Early Exposure to the Wide World of Sports Opened the Door to my Rowing Career

How Early Exposure to the Wide World of Sports Opened the Door to my Rowing Career: By Julia Darnton, Assistant Director of Operations, Game On! Sports Camps 4 Girls   It wasn’t until I was 5-years-old that I realized that not everyone’s parents were competitive cross-country skiers. . . .

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Girls Sports – College Club Sports: A Valuable Alternative to Varsity Play

Girls Sports – College Club Sports: A Valuable Alternative to Varsity Play: Thanks in part to Title IX, opportunities for girls to participate in sports as part of their college experience have expanded substantially. Yet when most think about competing on behalf of their school, they think . . .

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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 – Is Your Program Over the Top?

Girls Sports – Is Your Program Over the Top?: Look for signs that your travel program may not be the right fit.

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