General Sports Topics

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – Showing Your Support

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – Showing Your Support: On Wednesday, September 25th, women (and girls) have cause to make a statement by engaging in physical activity. Sure, every day we all have an abundance of health-related reasons to balance our days with some . . .

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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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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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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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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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