Women Talk Sports | High School

GET READY FOR JULY COLLEGE BASKETBALL RECRUITING

It's almost that time again.....time for club ball teams to start balling like mad, and for college coaches to watch 10 hours of games per day while managing to stay awake and take good notes.The schedule:July 6-12, evaluation periodJuly 13-22, dead periodJuly 23-29, evaluation periodJuly 30-31, dead periodStay tuned for tournament scheduling and news as it becomes available. [Read More]

published July 1, 2014 at 8:13pm EDT


SAUCONY LAUNCHES THE 500 MILE CHALLENGE HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING PROGRAM

XC Championsandnbsp;Areandnbsp;Made In the Off-Seasonandminus;Now With Extra Help From An Innovative Digital Training Initiative That Encourages High School Runners To andldquo;Find Their Strongandrdquo; Through Summer Training via releaseandnbsp; LEXINGTON, MA and#40;June 12, 2014and#41; andndash;andnbsp;Saucony, committed to inspiring the human spirit through running, knows that a strong cross country team is built in the off-season. To ensure that scholastic runners are better prepared for the in-season,andnbsp;Saucony, in collaboration withandnbsp;DailyMile, Inc.andnbsp;andandnbsp;RunBlogRun, today announces the launch of theandnbsp;Saucony 500 Mile Challenge.comandnbsp;high school cross country training program. A new, innovative, digital training initiative, the Saucony 500 Mileandnbsp;Challenge.comandnbsp;leverages a smartphone-optional website to allow high school athletes and their coaches to track their all-important summer base mileage online as they prepare for the start of the fall cross country season. [Read More]

published June 13, 2014 at 10:33am EDT


FLY GIRLS PROGRAM AIMS TO ENCOURAGE AND DEVELOP RISING STARS IN SKI JUMPING

PARK CITY, Utah andmdash; Womenandrsquo;s Ski Jumping USA has announced an innovative athlete development initiative and program to recruit and retain young female jumpers nationwide into the sport. Fly Girls andmdash; as itandrsquo;s named andmdash; is a junior team program that feeds athletes into a sustainable pipeline from which the highest-caliber ski jumpers will one day be selected to join the National and Olympic teams. Fly Girls launched today on wsjusa.com and the program kicks-off this summer with a five-week intensive training camp for rising stars in ski jumping ages 12-16. andldquo;Weandrsquo;re so excited to build on the enthusiasm and opportunity from womenandrsquo;s ski jumping making its debut in the Olympic Winter Games,andrdquo; said Deedee Corradini, WSJ-USA president. andldquo;Fly Girls is the next big step for this important movement.andrdquo; Alan Alborn, head coach and athletic program manager for WSJ-USA, is leading the Fly Girls program, which has a specific set of objectives [Read More]

published June 2, 2014 at 6:56pm EDT


BLIND POLE VAULTER CHARLOTTE BROWN HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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published May 5, 2014 at 2:13pm EDT


ADVICE FOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES ON THE COLLEGE SELECTION PROCESS FROM OLYMPIAN LASHINDA DEMUS

I started receiving letters from colleges my freshman year in high school. There was even one coach that called me early out of excitement, and then out of honesty turned themselves in. Once my junior year came around and it became legal to call me, the calls were pretty steady. I took three andldquo;official visitandrdquo; trips and didnandrsquo;t want to take anymore. By then, I was tired of it all! Current or past high school athletes reading this, you may know exactly how I felt!! It can be overwhelming, and itandrsquo;s a process that is very much focused on the athletic side of your college choice, not the academic side. My mom was by my side through the whole process and gave her opinion, but at the end of the day, I made my college decision 100% on my own. I chose the University of South Carolina. It turned out great and#40;go, Gamecocks!!and#41;, but I feel like I was just lucky. Youandrsquo;re still a kid at 18. You really have no idea what youandrsquo;re looking for, and youandrsquo;re s [Read More]

published April 28, 2014 at 11:11am EDT


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