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Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:32

Reason's Why Girls Drop Out of Sports & Why They Shouldn't

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Womens_sports_foundationA recent article by the Women's Sports Foundation pointed out the top 6 reasons why girls drop out of sports and the reason's why they should stay in.

Through more than 25 years of research, the Women’s Sports Foundation has identified key factors which contribute to this alarming statistic. According to their research, by the age of 14 girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys.

1. Reason's why they drop out:

Lack of access, Safety & Transportation, Social Stigma, Decreased Quality of Experience, Cost and a Lack of Positive Role Models

2. Reason's why they need to stay in:

When compared to women who didn't play youth sports at a young age, women survied by the foundation said they experienced:

Greater exposure to important life skills such as teamwork, leadership and confidence; 20% decreased chance of Breast Cancer at a later age; Improved Communication & Trust with parents; Enhanced Self-Image; Increased Family Satisfaction as a Parent; and a more positive body image.

Read the Full Article: http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/en/sitecore/content/home/support-us/do-you-know-the-factors-influencing-girls-participation-in-sports.aspx


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