Grand Valley State University Women's Center
Celebrating Girls In Sports
WHAT IS GIRLS IN SPORTS DAY?
Grand Valley State University Women’s Center, Laker Athletics, and Movement Science would like to extend an invitation to female students (Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th) to attend an event on Saturday, September 22, 2012 to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day. GVSU coaches and women athletes will be hosting and leading the activities throughout the afternoon and evening in the GVSU Kelly Family Sports Center. The program’s mission is to “create a stronger voice for women and girls” by combining a celebration of women and girls in sports with hands on opportunities for participation.
Today, strong girls and women excel in many areas of athletics, even traditionally male dominated sports. Research by the Women’s Sports Foundation has shown that high school girls who participate in sports are more likely to graduate than girls who do not play sports. The opportunity to participate in sports, however, must start long before they reach the high school. This program is built on the knowledge that self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence grow in girls and women who participate in sports. It introduces and reinforces the value of sports at a critical age.
Schedule: Saturday, September 22, 2012
12:30-1:00pm Registration in Kelly Family Sports Center
1:00-1:20pm Welcome and Opening Ceremony
1:30-3:50pm Skill Clinics Sessions I, II & III
Parent/Coach Clinic (1:30-3:50pm)
"Creating Positive Images of Athletic Role Models for Young Girls." (presenter: Dr. Sally Ross)
“The Importance of Nutrition and Menstrual Health in Female Athletes” (presenter: Dr. Jim Lang)
“Injury Prevention In Female Athletes” (presenter: Dr. Shari Bartz)
4:00-6:00 pm Volleyball Game: GVSU vs. Walsh University in Fieldhouse Arena
(Pizza dinner served during game)
6:00-6:30pm Autograph Session with Athletes
6:30pm Students leave for home!
|Women's Center||Jo Ann Wassenaar|
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