Good facts on Girls & Sports, a winning combination!

Thank you Heather Clark for sharing these facts on the benefits of getting girls in the game! When Girls Play Sports…They Win! Empower your Daughter…Get Her in the Game!

When Girls Play Sports

When Girls Play Sports…They Win!

  • The more physically active girls are the greater their self-esteem and the more satisfied they are with their weight, regardless of how much they weigh {The Girl Scout Research Institute, The New Normal? What Girls Say About Healthy Living (2006)}


  • Female High School Athletes are 92% less likely to get involved with drugs, 80% less likely to get pregnant, and 3 times more likely to graduate than non-athletes {Statistic Brain, Youth Sport Statistics (2013)}


  • 80% of women identified as key leaders in Fortune 500 companies participated in sports during their childhood {Girls, Playing Sports (2013)}


  • Girls and Women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem, lower levels of depression, more positive body image, and experience higher states of psychological well-being than girls and women who do not play sports {Women’s Sport Foundation, Benefits – Why Sports Participation for Girls and Women:  The Foundation Position (2011)}


  • Girls who play sports are less likely to develop Osteoporosis, Cardio Vascular Diseases and Alzheimer’s later in life {Youthletic, 10 Life-Altering Good Reasons Girls Should Play Sports (2009)}


  • Girls who play sports are less likely to smoke, drink excessively or do drugs than those who do not play sports {, Why Girls Should Play Sports (2014)}


  • Girls Active in Sports during Adolescence and young adulthood are 20% less likely to get breast cancer later in life {Stavrowsky, E.J., Her Life Depends on It II:  Sport, Physical Activity, and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls and Women (2009)}


  • Girls who participate in athletics report being more content with their lives than girls who do not {Sabo, D. & Velz, P., Go out and Play:  Youth Sports in America (2008)}


  • Girls who play team sports are more likely to graduate from college, find a job, and be employed in male-dominated industries.  There is even a direct link between playing sports in high school and earning a bigger salary as an adult {Kathy Kay and Claire Shipman, The Confidence Gap (2014)}

Empower your Daughter…Get Her in the Game!

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Stay physically active! Enjoy sports & the great outdoors!

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