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9-Year-Old Girl Youngest Ever Recruited by a College Hoops Program

Jaden Newman is pretty awesome. The nine-year-old a point guard at Downey Christian School in Orlando, FL, became the youngest person ever recruited by a college program when the University of Miami sent her father Jamie a letter officially expressing their interest. The Hurricane’s assistant coach Derrick Gibbs, who helps coordinate recruiting efforts for the …

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Shelby Osborne

Shelby Osborne (@cornerbackprincess) first female defensive back to play college football

Have you ever been on the sidelines of a game and felt like you could play better than the athletes on the field? Shelby Osborne felt that way after attending a lopsided high school football game. The 5’6″ 140-pound high school senior from Jeffersonville, Indiana approached her team’s coach who told her if she performed well she could …

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amanda leve

Teen Girl Banned from High School Wrestling Team

Last month, the U.S. women’s wrestling team came in third place at the world championships in Budapest. Women have teams on a number of college campuses. Girls wrestling is one of the fastest growing high school sports in the U.S. New York City even started an entire season dedicated to girls freestyle wrestling. So why …

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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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How Early Exposure to so Many Sports Opened My Door to Rowing

By Julia Darnton, Assistant Director of Operations, Game On! Sports Camps 4 Girls Up until age 5, I thought everyone’s parents were competitive cross-country skiers. In my family, I was used to my parents hiring a sitter for me and my two younger brothers so they could train for their next 50-kilometer ski marathon. My …

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How To Make The Varsity Volleyball Team – Tips On Getting The Coach To Notice You

Okay some volleyball players CAN rely on pure physical raw talent when it comes to being considered for the Varsity team. But there are also some things you can do if you aren’t quite as tall, or as quick or as strong as your teammates to get the volleyball coach to notice you. Check out …

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In Honor of Those Who Pushed for the Right of Girls to Play

As many of you may know, the anniversary of Title IX is TODAY. While this piece of legislation sought to grant equal opportunities for both boys and girls in all federal funded programs, it made the most impact in the world of sports. Before 1972 it was rare that girls had opportunities to play organized …

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Making Waves (Pretty Tough Book #5) On Sale NOW!

It’s summer break for the girls at Beachwood Academy and that means sun, surf, and sensational escapades at the Beachwood Country Club. Abby, a rising sophomore, is so excited to have gotten a last-minute gig as a lifeguard, especially because jobs are usually reserved for club members. Abby desperately wants to win the annual lifeguarding …

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