Just as Seahawks' Chris Matthews signed off of the practice team and soared onto the NFL limelight by recovering THE onside kick and catching those incredible long throws by Russ, the girls were deep in one of the most intense basketball month (plus exams) of the winter! Earlier this month, we cancelled a training to go watch UW… Continue reading Mentorship Program: January Recap!
...And when people say basketball madness begins in March, we beg to differ... Psychologist and former UPS point guard Laura Hirsch delivered a wonderful "Mindfulness Session" at UW's Center for Leadership in Athletics. The girls watched a footage of "Bad Boy" Isaiah Thomas's historical 25-point third quarter in the NBA Finals against the Lakers, hobbling… Continue reading Mentorship Program: December Highlights and Gallery
The season has begun! Lily Gustafson (Shorewood) recorded a career-high 26 points and 15 rebounds in a season-opener against Lake Stevens, while Mady Burdett (Edmonds-Woodway) tipped off the winter with her own double-double, 17 points and 11 rebounds, in a defining win over Mt. Vernon. Sarah Goh was the second leading scorer on her team with… Continue reading And the Season Begins!
It's about time: someone's finally calling out giant sporting brands on the lack of girls in catalogues (I actually didn't know people still sent out catalogues) or women's sportswear in stores like Dick's, Sports Authority, and I don't even know what else because I don't go to these stores anymore. I get asked from my high school girls… Continue reading Girl Calls Out Giant Sporting Brand
"Geschke said, 'If you lose the mothers on that one, we're done.'" A nationally representative survey of parents released Friday shows broad and often deep concern about the state of youth sports, on topics ranging from concussion risks to the costs of participation, though no issue drew more unease than the coaches who work with… Continue reading ESPN Poll: Most Parents Have Concern About State of Youth Sports
A good NY TImes article ("Aiming at Glass Ceiling, but Not With Her Jump Shot") about an Asian woman, 34, trying to make it as a coach in the NBA. "I don't just want to coach," Natalie Nakase said. "I want to win championships."
A good article by a former benefactor of Title IX, coach and soccer mom, asking the same question that all of the parents and the girls on my basketball teams ask: Where the heck are all the female coaches? A Plea to the Daughters of Title IX
Despite the success of Title IX, girls are dropping out of sports at twice the rate that boys do. I used the following 45 second video in class on Thursday in the students' discussion of propaganda and advertisement. "Scary," one of the high school girls said. "But so true." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URVYgTbbryE
It seems like this article has been written before, and more than once: New York Time's "Women’s Soccer League Tries to Connect and Survive" reports that yet another professional women's sports league is struggling not just to prosper, but to simply hold on. I think I've read that article before, as a kid, about the ABL, the… Continue reading The Plateauing of Title IX…