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Be a beta tester for a new leadership program for women who coach
by womenwhocoach
posted March 18, 2014 at 4:25pm

Be a BETA Tester for a new leadership program for women who coach: L.E.A.D. from your Heart™ program for coaches...more

Who wants a full-ride? A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting
by Marissa Kastanek
posted August 6, 2013 at 1:04pm

A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting and how to improve your chances of getting a full-ride scholarship....more

[VIDEO] Meet the Gatorade 2013 Athlete of the Year Nominees
by Pretty Tough
posted July 23, 2013 at 5:00pm

Pretty Tough interviews nominees for the Gatorade 2013 Athlete of the Year Awards on July 16th: Lauren Carlini, Morgan Andrews, Kendell Williams, Carley Hoover, Mercedes Russell and Sarah Baxter at the W Hotel in Hollywood, California. Two of these girls...more

Calling all Athletes!
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 17, 2013 at 4:19pm

Elite athletes are constantly under a media microscope and are considered role models in the eyes of society regardless if it is something they desire. In a world where the tragic stories of Aaron Hernandez and Oscar Pistorious are what’s spread ov...more

Now introducing: MARISSA KASTANEK!
by Marissa Kastanek
posted July 15, 2013 at 2:02pm

Get to know Marissa Kastanek the new blogger for Women Talk Sports who is starting her professional basketball career on September 1, 2013....more

Women's college basketball recruiting - The Eighty Percent Rule
by Swish Appeal
posted June 27, 2013 at 10:17am

If there's any area of basketball that might be impervious to any kind of stat-based analysis, it's high school basketball. Pro basketball is the least impervious - most teams are on an equal footing. College basketball is a bit more difficult, with t...more

2014 recruit center Jatarie White recently visited Kentucky, Louisville, and Tennessee
by Swish Appeal
posted June 14, 2013 at 2:07pm

While a lot of top players in the class of 2013 waited until fall to commit, the class of 2014 may move a little sooner. Internet chatter says Jatarie White, a 6-4 center from Charlotte, N.C., may be the next big name in the class to make a decision...more

The Runner's Runner
by From A Left Wing
posted May 9, 2013 at 8:16pm

I've long wanted to write about Justina Cassavell. My sister has been the cross-country coach at Voorhees High School in New Jersey since the mid 1990s. She is also the head track coach (boys and girls). She announced her resignation yesterday - within mi...more

Not Just for the Pros: Steroid Usage Among Girls
by SportyEsquire
posted March 24, 2013 at 9:05pm

By Cecelia T. Greaves...more

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
by stephaniemp
posted March 20, 2013 at 8:59pm

We can’t help but be inspired when we hear about youth who are using sports for good. This spring, let’s honor some young heroes who are changing the world. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is honoring several remarkable young student...more

Allyson Felix Presents Sarah Baxter with the Gatorade National Runner of the Year Award.
by stephaniemp
posted January 27, 2013 at 10:36am

            On Friday, January 25, 2013 Sarah Baxter made her way into history class. She was expecting, like every other school day, to learn about impressive men, women and events of the past. What ...more

Montana Female Prep Wrestler Taking Up Sport for Her Brother
by Wombat Sports
posted January 25, 2013 at 6:32pm

As women high school wrestling divisions are being developed in states like Washington, California, and New York, some states are still trying to catch up. Montana has from time to time had females trying out for male teams, but has yet to get enough fem...more

Advice to High School Students
by One Sport Voice
posted December 18, 2012 at 8:07am

Recently I was asked to speak to a student assembly at my high school alma mater, St. Cloud Technical High School in St. Cloud Minnesota. Go Tigers! Although I lecture to college students everyday, I suddenly was fearful I had nothing of worth to say to h...more

Bandits Release Dates for 2013 Friday Night Lights Opportunities
by stephaniemp
posted November 10, 2012 at 12:48pm

BANDITS RELEASE DATES FOR 2013 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS OPPORTUNITIESHigh School Teams Get Chance to Play at Rosemont Stadium ROSEMONT – The Chicago Bandits announced today that they will host five dates of Friday Night Lights games this upcoming spring...more

Creating Stability in T & F Contracts
by amyYB
posted November 6, 2012 at 5:08pm

CREATING STABILITY IN TRACK & FIELD CONTRACTS   My last journal detailed the various track & field contracts from gear to lucrative base salaries offered by shoe companies.  I want to explain the funding of track and field and give my ...more

Convenient Reverence: Forward with Scholarships (Pt. 1)
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted October 12, 2012 at 3:05pm

'CONVENIENT REVERENCE' [Originally written as a discursive paper for conference presentation] 'On the judicious use of university athletic scholarships to increase the number of British champions and better a nation's sporting culture' 1.1: Introduc...more

Athletes and Back to School: 8 Things Parents and Coaches Can Do To Make It Easier
by Sports Girls Play
posted September 19, 2012 at 5:32pm

Note: I originally published this a few years ago but now that we are in the first month of school and sports, I needed to revisit it from the parent standpoint. My daughter is having a rough time adjusting to a drastically increased homework load now tha...more

[Video Trailer] Fifteen Love – A Tale of Tennis Playing Twins
by Pretty Tough
posted September 16, 2012 at 1:11pm

(Editor's Note: WTS readers - if you want to see more female athletes as protagonists in popular fiction, please consider supporting this series. ~js) It's back-to-school time and that mean a new Pretty Tough book. Look for Fifteen Love, the latest title...more

Purple? Man, That’s So Gay!
by Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog
posted September 8, 2012 at 12:38am

This is what the banner said. The banner was held up by student spectators at a nationally televised high school football in Alabama.  You can read about it here.  The purpose of the banner was to insult the opposing school team whose team colo...more

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