#RUNNING - How Coaches and Parents Can Keep Girls Running VIA: @WomensRunning .@erinstrout
Women's Running (@WomensRunning) supports #HerMoJo - a gentle 'nudge' to help get more women & girls, more ACTIVE!
Essential ways adults can foster a healthier sense of self in young female athletes
Experts, athletes, coaches, and parents agree that raising young female athletes requires careful navigation through many challenges, especially during and after puberty. We’re only starting to understand what it takes to help them flourish. Partly, perhaps, because we’re only starting to understand what it takes to help ourselves truly flourish.
In this five-part investigative report, we examine both how to #FixGirlsSports and raise a stronger, healthier next generation; as well as how to re-evaluate our own body image for the better, including the resources you need to rebuild or fortify one of the most important relationships of all—the one with yourself.
1. Create open dialogue and frame puberty in terms of health.
2. Equip coaches with tools to talk.
3. Give girls a chance to hit pause or try other sports.
4. Maintain a long-term view.
5. Foster fun and teamwork.
6. Read female-centric research and reform coaching principles.
MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.
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