Girls Sports

ASSUMPTIONS CAN BLOCK DAUGHTER’S GROWTH AS AN ATHLETE

ASSUMPTIONS CAN BLOCK DAUGHTER’S GROWTH AS AN ATHLETE: I am writing this post on April Fools Day, but this is no joke. Over the past few weeks alone I have been privy to conversations with parents that include the following: 1)   “My daughter is so short, so she will never be good at . . .

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Top 10 Prevention Tips for Young Athletes

Top 10 Prevention Tips for Young Athletes: Top Ten Prevention Tips for Young Athletes By: Carrie Jaworski, MD, FAAFP, FACSM Director, Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director Clinical Assistant Professor University of Chicago Pritzker School of . . .

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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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A Reflection From Opening Week – Game On! Lake Forest

A Reflection From Opening Week – Game On! Lake Forest:   Each day at Game On!, I take the time to observe and listen. Whether interacting with the youngest or oldest, the dynamics are always so interesting and enlightening. This year, opening day was among the most heartwarming. As we . . .

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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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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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