Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal is a scholarly journal covering women in sports that is published twice a year by Women of Diversity Productions, in Las Vegas, Nev.. It is geared toward physical education and athletics instructors as well as women's interest groups.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter

Coaches' Panel Summary
The Second Annual Girls in Sport Symposium concluded with a panel discussion involving North Carolina high school coaches from the local area. The following coaches participated in the panel: Robyn Wesselman (varsity girls' volleyball coach, Mount...
Considerations in Coaching Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity Settings
The number of girls and women involved in sport has risen dramatically over the last several decades. Given this increase, an interesting question is whether or not there are important differences in coaching girls as compared to coaching boys. A search...
Cultural Competencies in Sport: Criticisms, Solutions and Actions
Title IX helped to increase sporting opportunities for many girls and women. Since its implementation in 1972, millions of girls have benefited from increased access to sport as well as changing beliefs regarding females who participate in sport. Common...
From Ribbon to Wrist Shot: An Autoenthnography of (A)typical Feminine Sport Development
Abstract This paper uses autoethnography to analyze theories and issues pertaining to gender and sport in an attempt to understand the first authors experiences in both a conventionally feminine sport (rhythmic gymnastics) as well as a conventionally...
Girls' Sports Today ... Measuring Progress
In the past 38 years since the passage of Title IX legislation girls' sports participation has grown to more than 3 million participants per year at the high school level (National Federation of State High School Associations) but questions remain....
Introduction to the Girls in Sport Symposium
The Second Annual Girls in Sport Symposium was held on Friday, April 23, 2010 and was hosted by the Center for Women's Health and Wellness and the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Girls in Sport Symposium...
Let Me Play! Girls with Disabilities and Physical Activity
This presentation addressed the benefits of physical activity, specifically the Bridge II Sports program, on the health and social issues facing girls with physical disabilities. The presenters briefly discussed relevant research, described the Bridge...
Maternal Physical-Activity-Related Parenting Behaviors May Influence Children's Physical Activity Levels and Relative Weight
Abstract Previous studies have demonstrated that parents may influence the physical activity (PA) levels of children. The present study sought to determine whether PA-related parenting behaviors were associated with the physical activity and relative...
Negotiating Power within High School Girls' Exploratory Projects in Physical Education
The purpose of this study was to create an educational context in physical education to empower seven high school girls by giving them the opportunity to design, implement, and complete an action research project of their interest. Participants' stories...
Physical and Physiological Attributes of Female Team Handball Players-A Review
Abstract The main purpose of this article is to review a series of studies (N = 18) on the physical characteristics, physiological attributes, throwing velocity and accuracy, and on-court performances of female team handball players. Studies were...
Proceedings of the Second Annual Girls in Sport Symposium
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...
Shape Your Life and Embrace Your Aggression: A Boxing Project for Female and Trans Survivors of Violence
Abstract This article focuses on an action research project called Shape Your Life, developed to teach women and transgendered survivors of violence recreational boxing at the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, Canada's only women-led boxing club. In...
(SWET)ing for the Summit: A Feminist Cultural-Studies Analysis of Singapore's First Women's Mount Everest Team
Abstract This article is a feminist cultural-studies analysis of Singapore's Erst all-female mountaineering team to successfully summit Mount Everest. A feminist cultural-studies approach was used to explore the highly male hegemonic domain of mountaineering...
Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going: Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity
The journey towards gender equity has been long and ongoing for girls and women in sport and physical activity. Efforts towards gender equity in sport have been plentiful, and are continually ongoing as more girls and women participate and play in...
"You're Not Allowed Body Checking in Women's Hockey": Preserving Gendered and Nationalistic Hegemonies in the 2006 Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament
Abstract The purpose of the study was to focus on how hegemonic nationality, as well as hegemonic masculinity and femininity are expressed in the media commentaries about women's sport. This study focused specifically on Olympic hockey broadcasts...
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