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Academic Progress and Sports and Physical Activity

Research over more than three decades has typically found that participation in sports is positively associated with many different educational outcomes. Girls who are involved in sport and are more physically active are more likely to have better attendance at school, fewer disciplinary issues, a greater desire to go to college, and better grades.

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Research Findings Pertaining To Girls and Women of Color in Sports

There is a great deal of evidence to indicates that African American and Hispanic females are disproportionately impacted by chronic diseases and some health risk behaviors, that they participate in sports in lower numbers and that their participation in sports could lead to not only lower rates of chronic disease but also reduced health risk behaviors and positive outcomes, like higher academic performance.

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Get a Girl Active

What happens when a girl is resistant to getting active? These tips will provide you with critical information to get girls physically active and help guide them to a healthier lifestyle.

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10 Commandments for Parents and Coaches of Girls

As coaches and parents, we bring our values to sport and transmit them to our children and their teammates. Remembering these 10 Commandments will help you and your child have the best experience in sports as possible.

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Her Life Depends On It III

This benchmark 2015 research report builds off the previous editions in 2004 and 2009 and draws critical conclusions that further emphasize the vital roles that sports play in the physical and social health of girls and women.

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Go Out and Play

An exhaustive study of children’s participation in sports and exercise, this is the first to document the benefit of sports to the wellness of families.

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Get it Going: Keep it Going: A Resource for Sports and Exercise Programs for Urban Girls

This guide provides program heads and staff with basic information and strategies for creating and growing sports and physical activity programs that meet the needs and interests of urban girls.

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