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Missing demographic: We need more Moms coaching youth sports!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

                            By Katie Culver I was so excited about my son’s first soccer season, that I volunteered my husband and I to share responsibilities as the team’s coaches. The complicating matter: I was 40 weeks pregnant. My third child was born two weeks later, which meant that – along with rainouts – much ...

What I learned as a girl in rec football: How to counter the cheap shot

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

By Lindsay Rico Why did I decide to play tackle football in the 6th grade? Ever see the movie “Little Giants”? It’s about a ragtag football team with a coach who is just as much of a reject as his players. The one girl (they call her “Icebox”) is one of ...

Where are the moms? Why daughters need them coaching youth sports.

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

By Emilie Liebhoff It bugs me. I drive by the fields in my town – and I only see men coaching the soccer teams.  Don’t get me wrong. It’s wonderful when dads share quality time with their daughters and sons. But where are the moms? Even in the backyard, it’s dad shooting ...

Stats that Matter: Counting Women’s Access to Play and Power

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Laura Pappano In a sports culture in which OBP, ERA, PR, SOG, QB Ratings (among others) rule the landscape, Linda Jean Carpenter and R. Vivian Acosta track stats you won't catch among box scores, but that have served a generation: Women's access to play and power in college athletics. “There isn’t ...

The real “hurt girls” problem? Wounded warrior culture that says “play through it.”

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

By Sarah Odell If women play sports, they will get hurt. This is a seemingly innocuous statement, but it’s one that draws strong reactions because it derives many connotations and reactions, especially given the number of high profile articles and books published recently regarding the injury rates of females in sport. ...