Women Talk Sports | High School

BE A BETA TESTER FOR A NEW LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN WHO COACH

Be a BETA Tester for a new leadership program for women who coach:andnbsp;L.E.A.D. from your Heartandtrade; program for coaches To sign up, click here. andnbsp; Participate in the program and get full access at a DEEPLY discounted rate. All you have to do is give feedback at the end. LEARN to structure your program for success EVOLVE as a coach and a person ATTRACT the results you want in your career andamp; life DEVELOP your athletes as people After working with TONS of women who coach I started to see trends in the challenges that they are facing each season. andnbsp;I created this program to help them through these challenges, find ways to work smarter not harder, and be able help their athletes - and themselves - at a deeper level. - Erica Quam, President andamp; Founder of The Coaching Experience andamp; creator of the Who Coaches Youandtrade; Programs What you get: - Access to 7 online training modules that you can complete at your own time and at your own pace - 3 individual coa [Read More]

published March 18, 2014 at 4:09pm EDT


A SCINTILLATING MATCH-UP AT MILLROSE: MARY CAIN VERSUS ALEXA EFRAIMSON

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published February 14, 2014 at 4:15pm EST


MARY CAIN NAMED 2013 TRACK AND FIELD NEWS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

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published November 1, 2013 at 4:39pm EDT


POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS MOOSE CHARGING RUNNERS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY RACE

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published September 27, 2013 at 10:28am EDT


WHO WANTS A FULL-RIDE? A FEW TIPS ON WHAT COLLEGE COACHES LOOK FOR DURING RECRUITING

The main question that young women have for college athletes is, andnbsp;andldquo;How did you get a full-ride scholarship?andrdquo; The easy answer is get good grades and work really hard. Unfortunately, that is a vague answer and it does not help young women prepare the way that is necessary to receive the great reward of a full-ride scholarship. A full-ride scholarship is a reward given to athletes that pays full tuition, room and board, textbooks, athletic gear and meals. As awesome as a full-ride scholarship sounds it is not easily earned. Here are some tips for how to receive one: andnbsp; Grades: Student-athlete NOT athlete-student! A school cannot play an athlete that has not done the proper work in the classroom due to NCAA rules. Many athletes do not make it into college because they do not have the acceptable GPA and SAT or ACT scores after high school. A coach will sometimes overlook an athlete with low grades because when season comes around they need eligible players. IF yo [Read More]

published August 6, 2013 at 1:04pm EDT


[VIDEO] MEET THE GATORADE 2013 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

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 played football in high school!! [Read More]

published July 22, 2013 at 4:49pm EDT


CALLING ALL ATHLETES!

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 whatandrsquo;s spread over the television or news of the performance enhancing drug scandals of Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez and most recent Tyson Gay are the top stories, it is easy to question if athletes should be considered role models. So often the media focuses their attention on the negatives of sport rather than the positive. In a society that places importance on the number of twitter followers rather than performance, I think it is time that athletes step up and take being a role model more seriously. Obviously, as we have seen all athletes are human and are not immune to making wrong life choices. Because of this it is even more important for us to reach out to our communities and give kids something positive to emulate. Many athletes have [Read More]

published July 17, 2013 at 4:19pm EDT


NOW INTRODUCING: MARISSA KASTANEK!

My name is Marissa Kastanek and I am a new blogger on Women Talk Sports. I am taking this opportunity on my first blog to introduce myself and give a preview of some the topics I will be discussing in my blogs. Thank you for taking time to read my posts and I will do my best to write about some thought provoking topics that can improve the game of women's basketball.andnbsp; andnbsp; I grew up on a farm in small town Nebraska where I played soccer, volleyball, basketball, and ran track. I went to high school at Crete High School and Lincoln Southeast High School where I accumulated on state championship in track and one in basketball. I played summer basketball with the Cornhusker Shooting Stars.andnbsp; andnbsp; I attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina where I majored in Psychology and obtained three minors: Spanish, Sports Science, and Coaching Education. I played basketball for the Wolfpack Women from 2009-2013 and was a four year starter.andnbsp; andnbsp; I w [Read More]

published July 15, 2013 at 2:02pm EDT


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RECRUITING - THE EIGHTY PERCENT RULE

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 the increasing unlikeliness that the best teams will play each other in a season. How do you determine which team really is the best out of the 345 or so teams?For high school, magnify that final question several orders of magnitude. In America, high school basketball is a collection of little kingdoms and empires. Once in a blue moon someone hears of great champions and scouts and mavens go to visit these far-off realms and tell tales of a Diamond DeShields or a Kaela Davis, but we must depend on the judgments of a handful of people who might have seen both players play - and likely, not against each other. Record keeping in high school basketball is spotty at best. Lee Michaelson at Full Court Press writes about the state of high [Read More]

published June 26, 2013 at 1:15pm EDT


WESLEY FRAZIER COMPETES HISTORIC TRIPLE, WINNING MILE, 2 MILE AND 5K AT #NBNATIONALS

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published June 18, 2013 at 6:11am EDT