In honor of this year’s National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) theme, Lead Her Forward, the Women’s Sports Foundation is highlighting how sport impacted women in their careers and in their lives. Maddie Howard is currently a junior defender on the New York University women’s soccer team and reached out to the Women’s…
America SCORES Cleveland is a Sports 4 Life Community Partner with an innovative tri-curricular approach that teaches kids how physical activity, creative expression and teamwork nurtures a strong body, mind and character. Through daily, team-based soccer and writing workshops and annual community service projects, SCORES measurably improves fitness, literacy and communications skills, and empowers kids to…
The Utah Development Academy (UDA) in Salt Lake City, Utah, received a Sports 4 Life grant one year ago. Coach Libby Stockstill and her UDA team reach girls that would otherwise have limited access, or no access to sports at all. WSF and UDA are working together to get more girls in the game.
On Wednesday, Abby Wambach played her final game with the United States Women’s National Team. We chatted with Abby and asked her some of her favorites, where her inspiration comes from, what she plans to do following her stellar career and more.
While there is a lot of debate circling around concussions and the best method to prevent them, one technique was currently on display at the Women’s World Cup. A high-tech headband made of Kevlar – a lightweight yet strong plastic, has been designed to help minimize the impact of head injuries and members of the US team, such as Abby Wambach and Ali Krieger, are hoping they do just that.
The U.S. Women’s National Team dominated the World Cup Sunday night with its historic win over Japan and the victory couldn’t be a better example of the importance of Title IX for girls and women in America. In 1972, Title IX legislation was federally mandated in order to prohibit discrimination based on sex in any federally funded education program or activity, particularly at the collegiate level.
When kids get into sports, it could be by chance, occasionally with the encouragement of family, and sometimes through their admiration for different influential players. The kids’ exposure to these role models can come about through talking with friends, television coverage, video games, and even collector cards And if you ever find yourself on a playground surrounded by little kids, you might see them competitively trading different collector cards for many sports, with all of their favorite players. A very popular sport for these kinds of cards is soccer; specifically, men’s soccer.
In a groundbreaking move, Lydia Nsekera of Burundi was voted onto soccer’s international governing body’s (FIFA) Executive Board last week at the FIFA Congress in Mauritius. The first woman elected to the Board in the organization’s 109-year history, Nsekera will serve a four-year term.
For Part 1 of “Boys Will Be Boys,” an Excuse No Longer, click here. This is Part 2. An incident that did not receive as much response as it should have came in late 2011 when a Xavier-Cincinnati basketball game ended with an ugly bench-clearing brawl, leaving one young man lying on the floor with…
When the Japanese women’s soccer team got on the plane to go to London for the Olympic Games, they were led to coach seating, only to realize that the men’s national team was enjoying the comfortable accommodations of business class.