Introduction to the Girls in Sport Symposium

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Introduction to the Girls in Sport Symposium


Duffy, Donna, Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal


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 was developed to help coaches and teachers of girls and women in sport and physical activity settings stay current on the latest modes and models of teaching and coaching. Generally speaking, the goal of the symposium each year is to enhance the ability of teachers and coaches of girls and young women to promote their positive development through sport and physical activity.

This year's symposium was a great success with over 120 coaches, teachers, recreation professionals and academic scholars learning about the history and legal implications of Title IX, how girls with disabilities experience sport, competition and physical activity, cross cultural considerations of coaching girls and how we move forward in promoting more opportunities for girls and women in sport and physical activity.

Following the symposium, in the spring of 2010 the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) chose the Center for Women's Health and Wellness (CWHW) in the School of Health and Human Performance (HHP) at University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) as its collaborative, university home. …

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