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Girls in Sports

The First Female NFL Coach Is Proud To 'Play Like A Girl'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.02.2016 | Sports

The phrase “play like a girl” shouldn’t be seen as an insult, according to Jen Welter, who is the first woman to hold a coaching position in the...

Infographic: Why Girls Aren't Playing Sports and Why They Should Be

Paul Caccamo | Posted 02.08.2017 | Women
Paul Caccamo

Coach Across America program is dedicated to promoting girls participation in sports. This year we celebrate the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports.

18 Photos Of Badass Girl Athletes Who Know They Can Do Anything

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents

Photographer Christin Rose hopes her latest series will empower young girls through sports. Titled "She Plays, We Win," the project features fierce ph...

Beyoncé, Ronda Rousey, and 'Do Nothing Bitches'

Emily Cohen | Posted 09.29.2016 | Women
Emily Cohen

Girls today must be raised to be predisposed to taking action and competing in sports is still the best way to instill that lesson. Competing in sports teaches girls self-reliance and self-respect, two of the most important lessons for how to be an adult.

9-Year-Old Realizes What's Wrong With "Throws Like A Girl" Faster Than Most Adults

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents

Nine-year-old Linden understands how the phrase "Throw like a girl" is used by most people, but he also knows that it's not accurate. He was inter...

Meet The Girl Reshaping Little League, One 70 MPH Fastball At A Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.11.2014 | Sports

Mo'Ne Davis throws like a girl -- which is to say, she throws better than most of her peers, nearly all of whom are men. Davis, a 13-year-old Littl...

My Secret Life As a Competitive Swimmer

Bianca Turetsky | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Bianca Turetsky

Swimming let me be competitive in a way that I wasn't in any other part of my adolescent life, which I think is a trait that's so critically important to encourage, particularly in young girls who are often taught to be nice, to compromise

This 13-Year-Old Girl Can Teach You What It Means To Be Fearless

Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

Most adults we know could take a lesson from 13-year-old Janya Lilly. She's only in seventh grade, but she knows what it means to go after your dreams...

Let New York City Kids Exercise!

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

Parents should put pressure on the DOE to publish a complete inventory of physical education curricula, time and space allocated to physical education classes, along with the number of qualified teachers for each school.

After the Olympics: Helping Our Future Olympic Stars

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 10.15.2012 | Sports
Rep. Louise Slaughter

Despite our incredible progress over the years, we still have more work to do. Although our female Olympians broke through new barriers, future generations of American women are facing declining athletic opportunity.