Academic journal article Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

Proceedings of the Second Annual Girls in Sport Symposium

Academic journal article Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

Proceedings of the Second Annual Girls in Sport Symposium

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The following section presents the proceedings of the Second Annual Girls in Sport Symposium held on April 23, 2010, hosted by the Center for Women's Health and Wellness and the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The symposium builds on UNCG's longstanding commitment to women's sport and physical activity, and publishing these proceedings in the Women's Sport & Physical Activity Journal is a beginning step in our new UNCG-NAGWS partnership. We hope readers will review the proceedings and join UNCG and NAGWS in advancing girls and women in sport and physical activity.

The proceedings begin with an introduction by Symposium Director, Donna Duffy, which includes a preview of the new UNCG-NAGWS collaborative program and the next national symposium. Summaries of the five key presentations at the symposium and the closing coaches' panel follow the Introduction. First, Heidi Grappendorf provided the opening keynote that gave participants an overview of "where we are, where we've been, and where we're going" in girls and women's sport and physical activity. DeAnne Brooks then discussed cultural competencies in a highly interactive session, followed by Jenny Etnier's informative and entertaining presentation covering psychological considerations in coaching girls. …

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