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Dads & Daughters: 10 tips to encourage participation in sports

1. Play Together. When your daughter is young, start to play catch, shoot hoops, jump rope, or toss a Frisbee. Learn to snowboard, ride a bike together, or field goal kicks. Make fitness activities part of your father-daughter bonding. The most active girls have dads who are active with them! 2. Listen & Encourage: Focus …

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Questions to ask when choosing a sports camp

When choosing a sports camp, there are many, many questions to ask. The size of the program, number of session days, distance from home, and philosophy should all influence your decision. The cost, length, and type of a particular program are not necessarily connected with “results.” Research all potential programs and if possible, meet with …

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Bill Clinton teams with top athletes to support kids and sports

File this under Pretty Smart. Former President Bill Clinton joins NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and a host of other athletes including Julie Foudy and Allyson Felix tonight in a Town Hall meeting to focus on children’s health and sports. The event, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute Project Play, will examine national trends in participation, which indicate that …

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More Than Just a Princess

For years, we have tried to demonstrate that being pretty and tough are not mutually exclusive.  Girls should be able to embrace all the different aspects of their personalities and understand that their choices need not be limited nor should they be reduced to one identity. Being a tomboy doesn’t prevent a girl from being girly …

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To Play Up or Not to Play Up – That is the Question for Young Athletes

There may be a point in your sports development when you are given the choice of playing with the older team, also known as “playing up.” Whether asked because of your size, potential, or talent, your first reflex would usually be to accept the offer. NOT SO FAST! Without taking away the pride and honor …

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The Challenge of Competing Against Your Friends

Published by the Game On! Sports Girls Talk Blog (www.gameonsportscamp.com/blog) One of the advantages of participating in sports is playing on and bonding with teams throughout the years. Taking this benefit even a step further, you tend to play against the same local or regional teams from year to year. So you start recognizing the …

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“Adios Bitches” Cost U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Coach His Job

An Olympic coach who wrote, “Adios bitches” as his signoff in an email letter to members of the U.S. women’s Under-21 field hockey team was recently fired. Junior national field hockey team coach Nick Conway was let go after taking the team to a bronze medal at the Pan American Junior Championships, and securing a …

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Athenas to Zodiac Girls – Team Name Ideas

It’s always a challenge to come up with a name that epitomizes the team’s energy and philosophy. Add to that a name that everyone agrees on and the challenge increases. Check out our suggestions and feel free to customize as necessary. You can add your team or uniform color to any of the names either …

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Gold medal moms head list of women aiming for the Olympic pool

Dara Torres, Janet Evans, Amanda Beard, and  Natalie Coughlin are all swimmers who seem to be shattering the assumption that the Olympics are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships took place this past weekend in Atlanta, GA. Fans crowded into Georgia Tech Aquatic Center to watch their favorite swimmers battle it out for …

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Smart Like Daddy/Pretty Like Mommy

  That’s what the Gymboree onesies say. Sheesh. Did Gymboree learn nothing from JCPenney or Forever 21? The iconic children’s clothing retailer has come under fire for selling onesies emblazoned with “Smart Like Dad” for boys, and “Pretty Like Mommy” for girls. There were no “Smart Like Mommy” outfits in sight. The discussion over how …

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