Girls Only - Special Programming for Girls and Women in Sport: The Foundation Position

 

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Education is the most effective way of remedying discrimination. Thus, National Girls and Women in Sports Day is not just a day to celebrate the achievements of women in sports to the exclusion of the achievement of male athletes. It is a day where males and females focus on (1) the importance of remedying past discrimination against women in sports, (2) the benefits of sports participation for girls, and (3) addressing the myths that have kept both boys and girls from supporting girls' sports participation; myths like "throws like a girl", girls who play sports are lesbians, girls who do gymnastics get eating disorders, etc.

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Race and Sport

Sports participation is critical for a female of color just as it is for all females. Opportunities for female athletes of color have grown exponentially since the passage of Title IX.

Athlete Organizations - Player Associations and Unions

The Foundation neither advocates nor discourages the development of such organizations but does recognize the functionality of such groups. Learn more about our position on this topic.

Uniform Guidelines: The Foundation Position

Athletes should be afforded maximum flexibility in the choice of uniform fabrics and styles. Selection of appropriate sport competition and practice apparel is influenced by many factors that support this basic position.

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