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Girls and Sports

Why I'm Fighting For Girls Who Want To Play Football

Caroline Pla | Posted 04.07.2015 | Teen
Caroline Pla

I'm not just a fan of the game: I'm a 13-year-old, 5'4'' offensive guard who takes on mostly boys twice my size. I just finished playing my eighth and final season in the Philadelphia-area Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) football program. Unfortunately, it hasn't come without a fight.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: I Ache for My Daughter

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.24.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answe...

Encouraging Girls to Get Into Sports

Cecilia Attias | Posted 12.31.2012 | Women
Cecilia Attias

More women in sports means better public health all round, and will help to ensure that women can thrive and gain equality with men. Luckily, as the Olympics revealed, the determination of many women to succeed, in sports -- and in other realms, too -- is stronger than ever.

The Most Fearless Surfer

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

Despite having to beg for survival, despite being constantly teased and taunted by men and women who say surfing is inappropriate for girls, despite living in a country where 2 million children suffer acute malnutrition, Nassima, at just 14, had managed to beat all the local boys in an annual surf contest.

5 Reasons Girls Should Play Sports

Delia Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Delia Lloyd

There are all sorts of reasons that girls, in particular, should be playing more sports.