Girls and Team Sports

I entered the gym and inhaled the familiar scents of leather, varnish, sweat, and popcorn.  I heard the sound of court shoes thudding and squeaking across the highly polished wooden floor combined with shouts of “got it!”, “mine!”, and “outside!”  I scanned the bleachers along the volleyball court, found an open spot, climbed the stairs, skillfully situated my padded portable bleacher seat among the other parents, and waited for the match to begin....more
@christinelarade I'm so glad to hear of your daughter's positive experiences with team sports! ...more

Girls Sports - Might your young athlete be trying TOO hard?

I’ll venture to bet that at some point, while watching a young kids’ sporting event or lesson, your attention has been drawn to one participant. Interestingly, this time it’s not because she is dominating or incredibly talented. Nor is it a behavioral problem or even a heroic effort. Rather this time it is because your heart is drawn to that one participant that is trying too hard.  ...more

Girls Sports - For the Good of the Team

Generally, the public glory in sports goes to the one doing the scoring. Starting so young in life, the girls who cross the plate, score the baskets, and put the ball in the goal are the ones who receive the loudest applause and praise. For the most part, the teammates are congratulated for playing a nice game. Only the parents who understand the sport and/or the attentive and knowledgeable coach or fan offer credit for great defense or that amazing assist....more

Girls Sports - Build It and It Will Come - Patience Can Lead to Growth for your Young Athlete

BUILD IT AND IT WILL COME – PATIENCE IS KEY After just completing our 4th incredible 8-week summer camp session at Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls, I came to notice a consistent pattern worth sharing....more

Girls Sports - Players are Made in the Off-Season

   TAKE IT FROM A COLLEGE ATHLETE             By Tracy Rainey, Senior, Lake Forest College             Captain of the Women’s Varsity Basketball and Softball teams   ...more

Girls & Sports - Alleviating those first day sports program jitters

  Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girlsemail: barb@gameonsportscamp.comwebsite:www.gameonsportscamp.comBlog: Sports Girl Talk ( Groups "Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls" and "Game On Sports Girl"Twitter: "Game On Sport Girl"Girls Sports – Alleviating First Day Program Jitters March 17, 2010 by gameonsportscamp ...more

Girls and Sports - A Mentor's Advice

So I asked the captain if she had advice for young girls just starting out in sports and here is what she had to say:  ...more