Shouldn't it read "female athletes?"
As a former high school girl's soccer coach, I worked hard to apply the
strategies mentioned in this article. Unfortunately, administrators are
clueless as to the needs of the developing female athlete and don't consider
this information when making decisions about hiring coaches for their girls'
Training for what? Thank you very much Title IX, becuase if this lame ruling,
we now have 60 women on the softball team and zero wrestlers.
blah blah blah...the world is forcing square pegs into round holes with women's
sports. Women really don't have the bodies, the physical strength, the physical
structure to compete as men do. This isn't to say they can't compete, and that
some sports work well for them, but overall, it's a forced match. Women have the
"hips" problem, as they mature their pelvis widens placing unusual pressure on
the knees (only if they are competing), the menstruation problem, which goes
away when body fat gets too low. And they have the heel problem; female heels
are shorter than men, so they get less lift, less speed, less force out of their
legs. So all this mumbo jumbo about insufficient training is just
that, mumbo jumbo.
Didn't the trib run a similar article a week ago???There is a lack
of resources for female athletes when it comes to training. Do you realize how
many girls prep sports teams use the weight room on a regular basis? (Very few.)
And how many of those teams have a good, scheduled weight program (probably
none)? Many of the female athletes overlook the weight room. They
don't see or understand why its important. Maybe if schools hired coaches (in
boys and girls sports) who new how properly train their athletes in a sport;
there would be less injuries.
To say that girls are not in the weightroom is untrue in my case. Our coach has
us in there september and october getting ready for the upcoming basketball
season. Believe me when I say that our coach really works us. We do more circuit
training but do go into the free weights every other week. The majority of the
days we are on machines which helps with balance. Our team, over the years, has
had it's share of knee problems but none in the last 4 since we've been doing
our weights. I think you are right about the majority of teams but ours isn't
one of them.
...boys are. Girls try to train like boys and their bodies break down with
eating disorders and other injuries. Girls athletics have forced the female body
beyond safe boundaries with the ever demanding requirements of club sports like
soccer and basketball. Time to back off and let girls be girls.
"Time to back off and let girls be girls."Ah yes. Barefoot, pregnant
and in the kitchen, right?"Training for what? Thank you very much
Title IX, becuase if this lame ruling, we now have 60 women on the softball team
and zero wrestlers."And the problem with that is???????
When the Lord gave out brains, you must have been absent. I am a male coach and
so thanks everyday for Title 9!
Hey re You must have been right behind Dr Don.So you are a male
coach and how does that relate? What do you coach? titily winks? Title IX
was created to help the girls, it doesnt prevent a team from having a wrestling
team.Schools have to decide if they want to spend the money on additional teams.
Sounds like most schools dont want wrestling cause nobody cares about it.Coach get a clue its about the lack of money or the inability of the sport to
bring in enough money to support the sport.
as a parent of a female athlete, she is beautiful, fun has a balance of life, as
been a D-1 scholar athlete, works out in the gym today and see the need to stay
in shape just like my boys...she has had the chance to see the world, made many
friends, is stable, gainfully employed now, married with a little baby girl and
married at age 24...late as a standard in Utah...we got here in sports when we
moved to Utah to meet people, have something to do and it has been great...we
have had three girls participate in high school sports and two in College and we
have enjoyed our association with all of them...we also have two boys that have
played athletics and title IX has never come up in our home and we all support
each other and I hope that we are over that today...best of luck to all the boys
and girls that wish to follow their dreams..
High School Girls Basketball. I am saying that it should be about providing
opportunities and growth and not about the money intake. And you coach what?
our coach emphasises club for the girls that want to play at the next level or
at least compete at the top for the HS level. he also puts us in the weight
room and strongly advises us to enroll in the girls weight training class.
those of us that do have really improved our strength and play.go
I find the theory stated here interesting, though I'm not convinced yet. I can
say that I have seen a tremendous amount of girls blowing out their knees. I
heard that from Riverton High alone there were 3 or 4 girls that tore up their
knees in college. Too many from one school to be a coincidence. I may be wrong
but I heard that Riverton doesn't push weight training for the girls. Maybe
there's a connection.
This article definitely makes sense. I'm a girl athlete and I have to take
twice the amount of vitamins and supplements as my brothers do so that I will
stay injury free. Girls for sure don't have some of the things (as far as the
body goes) that guys do that enables them to be successful athletes, but that
doesn't mean they can't work just as hard and be just as successful.
You stated you may be wrong and you are. Also, just as you said the girls you
are referencing blew out knees in college-not at riverton high. I know for a
fact that weights and cross training are extensively used by the girls
baseketball team!-coach ence
If any of these girls want to learn how to jump and land correctly, move
laterally and run correctly to avoid knee and other injuries, then they need to
start training at places like Velocity Sports Performance. The best way to
prevent all these injuries is to train against them and that is what they do at
Velocity. I have a 9th grade girl that plays volleyball and runs track, and she
has been training at Velocity and has learned how to properly move athletically
so she reduces the likelihood of injury. You all need to check this place out;
it's in Lehi.