Column: Helps native highschool ladies sports activities Opinion

The rise of highschool ladies sports activities throughout the county, state and nation is one thing that’s providing alternatives for younger ladies in all places that won’t have existed 30, 20 and even 10 years in the past.

Positive, that is the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX, however that doesn’t imply it was carried out because it ought to have been from the start.

Nevertheless, there have been necessary steps not solely to contain ladies in additional sports activities, but additionally to offer ladies with extra alternatives for sports activities at the highschool degree.

For instance, ladies’s bowling in East Limestone has not solely given success to the workforce between lanes, making it to the state title match, however is providing younger ladies the chance to be a part of a workforce and likewise an opportunity for publicity to information and group.

Limestone County Corridor of Fame Mike Davis, who’s credited with launching quite a few ladies’s sports activities packages in the beginning of Title IX for Ardmore Excessive Faculty, stated the next in his introductory speech a couple of weeks in the past:

“I wished to coach ladies as a result of they’re educated, they work exhausting and so they consider in themselves.”

I’ve not but seen something on this circuit change from this assertion. There are a lot of younger individuals in highschool sports activities who supply every thing they want for sports activities: ardour, compassion, teamwork and exhausting work.

Women basketball, volleyball, bowling, softball, soccer, cheering, golf, tennis, lacrosse, gang, leaping and (in some colleges) soccer, amongst others, all present a path for younger Limestone County ladies to get entangled and reveal athleticism and tactical means.

I consider that if you wish to see a pure type of how sports activities are presupposed to be performed, go watch a sports activities competitors for girls in highschool.

This under no circumstances intends to decrease males’s sports activities, which require simply as a lot expertise and excessive intelligence.

I encourage Athens-Limestone to point out some help for younger athletes from highschool degree down.

Present help for the way Athens gathered round their softball workforce.

Present help for the way East Limestone gathered round their ladies soccer workforce once they reached the state title match,

Help the East volleyball workforce once they reached the state title sport.

Nevertheless, don’t present help solely once they succeed, however present help from the start of the 12 months onwards, it doesn’t matter what their report will probably be.

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