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DRAFTED at 5? How to get kids sport skills (without burning out).

Friday, October 8th, 2010

By Katie Culver We parents are obsessed with starting children in competitive sports as early as possible. How else to get them to the World Cup, Wimbledon, the Olympics or the NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL? If our son is going pro in soccer, my husband and I joke, we need him on ...

The female athlete’s edge: Training gives “aimless” 20’s purpose

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

By Sarah Odell How appropriate that I happened to be at my parent’s when Sunday’s New York Times Magazine asked on its cover “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” Oh great, I thought to myself, yet another article about why my generation hasn’t lived up to expectations. I picked up the magazine ...

Growing world women’s sport: Netball. What is netball? Find out.

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

By Lindsay Rico After speaking with Urvasi Naidoo about the sport of Netball, only one thing occurred to me: Lebron James could never play this game. Naidoo is the CEO of the IFNA , International Federation of Netball Association, (check out her blog here) and gave me the rundown on Netball ...

Reporting from Sydney: World Conference on Women & Sport!

Friday, May 21st, 2010

By Sarah Odell and Lindsay Rico Have you ever considered access to athletics a human right? Do you wonder why it it matters for women to play sports? And, what the heck is Netball? These are a few of the questions being put forth at the Fifth World Conference on Women & ...

Are we dressing our girls out of sports?

Monday, September 28th, 2009

By Katie Culver At the playground the other day a girl struggled to climb up a curved ladder after my son. She was wearing sandals. Her feet kept getting tangled in her dress. Another day, a brother and sister at the park with their grandparents were swinging when the boy jumped down ...

Take a Knee: Teen Girls Talk B-Ball, Leadership, Life

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Because we can all benefit from hearing serious young female athlete voices, we connected with three talented basketball players who just finished nine days at the summer academy run by the non-profit SportsChallenge Leadership & Education Alliance in Washington, D.C. Director Molly Hellerman (a former college athlete and pro soccer ...

Play Matters. Be a fan of Women’s Basketball (and sex equality). Fill out your brackets – and tune in.

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

By Laura Pappano Here’s an experiment you can do at home: Google “March Madness” and see how many entries actually mention a women’s championship. Just about any place you click, March Madness is talking about one playoff – and it’s all about the guys. Even the NCAA site takes some navigating to ...