Informative, insightful, and reassuring ideas
Parents, teachers, coaches, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, it’s time to show up for the girls in your lives!
It’s time to ensure that they get every opportunity to move and play, to take risks, to try new things, and to develop a love of movement. Because not only do we have an inactivity crisis among the children in our country, within that crisis we have a gender gap. Our girls are not moving as much as our boys and that puts them at a disadvantage now and into their future.
We all want girls to grow up to be happy, healthy, and successful in their academic and professional endeavours. Physical literacy helps with all those things and it starts young.
Below are the key articles about girls and physical literacy, girls and physical activity, and girls and sport.
If your daughter plays sports, it’s important to know about two potential health concerns: the risk of ACL injuries and Female Athlete Triad.
Did you know that by age 14, girls are dropping out of sport at twice the rate of boys? Did you know that when matched for age and maturation, they are three to six times more likely than boys to sustain non-impact ACL injuries? And did you know that the main reason most girls play … Continued
From a sporting standpoint, the thing I enjoy most about coaching girls is the fact that they listen. They listen because they want to get it right. Getting it right is important because they want to be socially accepted, and in their early years of participation, social acceptance is their number one reason for getting … Continued
New research by Canadian Women & Sport offers insights regarding the barriers faced by girls in sport.
Helping our daughters cultivate a life-long strategy for success
Parents are four times more likely to tell girls than boys to be more careful
Like boys, they need to learn fundamental movement skills from an early age
Being feminine and physically active aren’t mutually exclusive
It’s time to admire girls for their strength, speed, and agility
Gaby aims to inspire as many girls as possible to keep on moving
Ensuring that girls, and all children, remain active for life
Encouraging the importance of sports and a healthy lifestyle
Better health, relationships, and scholastic performance