National Girls and Women in Sports Day is recognized nationally by athletes, coaches, teams, schools, organizations during the first week of February to acknowledge how far we’ve come. And in June of 2022, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX . According to Women in Sports Foundation, Title IX is significant because,
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Hallelujah. Triad Athletes was founded on the principle of athletics being an integral part of a female athlete’s life for a multitude of reasons. Playing sports is a lifestyle and creates healthy relationships with yourself, your teammates, coaches and family.
We are part of bigger community that is establishing routines, balance, discipline, strength, confidence, leadership skills, teamwork, fun, and friendships that last a lifetime.
According to an EY study, women who participated in sports in school are more likely to graduate from college. Women increase their odds of landing leadership positions when they have a background in athletics. No matter what the sport, you are choosing to be part of something that pushes your mind, spirit and body to great heights, and the long term benefits of being an athlete will stay with you through your life from networking to maintaining an active lifestyle.
Today and everyday, we see you, we honor you and we celebrate you. We also acknowledge that we have come a very LONG way and that we all contribute in making an impact in Women's sports by participating and sharing our stories. Take this moment to high five a teammate, thank a coach, try out for your local rec and/or club team, or throw and catch with a friend... Most importantly, support, encourage and empower one another. Lacrosse is a lifestyle we are all proud to be a part of. If you would like to play, here is an expansive and growing list of Rec and Club teams to participate in Southern California or visit uslacrosse.com to find out where you can play.
HAPPY NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY! 2.2.22
FUN FACT: On February 4, 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared the first National Women in Sports Day in recognition of the history of women’s athletics. How many of you reading this were born on or before 1987? If you don't know who President Ronald Reagan was, that answers the question. For your information, I was only 5 ;)... Kidding...
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