Benefits - Why Sports Participation for Girls and Women: The Foundation Position

 

Content Summary

Sport has been one of the most important socio-cultural learning experiences for boys and men for many years. Those same benefits should be afforded our daughters. It is important for all of us to know that:

  • High school girls who play sports are less likely to be involved in an unintended pregnancy; more likely to get better grades in school and more likely to graduate than girls who do not play sports.
  • Girls and women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem and lower levels of depression.
  • Girls and women who play sports have a more positive body image and experience higher states of psychological well-being than girls and women who do not play sports.

Benefits - Why Sports Participation for Girls and Women: The Women’s Sports Foundation Position (PDF 727k)

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EXPLORE FURTHER

WSF Response to “Top Ten Politicians’ Promises Gone Wrong with John Stossel”

“Top Ten Politicians’ Promises Gone Wrong” included a four minute segment on Title IX. he claimed that men’s sports programs are being cut as an “unintended consequence” of compliance with the law.

NCAA Certification Process

Without the NCAA certification process, it is unlikely that the campus will engage in a meaningful review of women’s athletics.

Expanding Opportunities Without Eliminating Men's Sports

When an institution eliminates a men's team in the name of Title IX, such action usually results in the development of destructive acrimony, pitting the men's non-revenue sports against women's sports.

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