We’re committed to creating positive experience starting at an earlier age and helping girls reach their full potential and creating a more equal playing field by harnessing the true value of sport play to propel young women into confident successful leaders who excel on both the court/playing field and in life. We strive for young ladies (emphasis on girls of color) of any circumstances to hold the power to create opportunity for themselves, build their skills and become confident leaders to pursue their future goals.
The ‘Girls in Sports Project’will strive to enhance & increase the availability of girls’ sports programs at an earlier age, provide health & wellness education and empower girls through sport play. The project will start with a ‘Youth Player Development’ basketball league & club ('select') team while incorporating empowerment workshops, discussion forums, monthly meetings on philanthropy & community service as well as group outings. Per our evaluation of the initial project, we will add additional sports based on evaluation and feedback.
By the age of 14 girls are dropping out of sports!
...My experience of school sports made me not want to play! ...Social Stigmas ...no quality coaches ...fewer opprotunities
The lack of quality coaching & programs at the middle school level are part of the reason why young ladies leaving sports!
WE ARE PART OF CHANGING THEIR EXPERIENCE...
There has been growing evidence that women and girls who play sports are increasingly likely to excel on both the playing field and in life. We believe that girls given the opportunity to play team sports will become confident, goal driven leaders. Sports psychology author Jim Tayler, Ph.D., says that "sports build confidence, develop focus, and teaches about emotional control".
#girlsinsportsproject will provide the funds for our GIRLS ONLY - Youth Player Development League(YPDL)(#ShePLays), that will propel young women into confident successful leaders who excel on both the court and in life!
This project will allow for young ladies to start gaining key characteristics at an earlier age throuh sports play, provide health & wellness guidance, as well as empowerment workshops, discussion forums, monthly meetings on philanthropy & community service as well as group outings.
This project is lead by Coach Audrey Taylor, 2019 USA Today National Coach of the Year & head varsity coach at Franklin High School (Somerset, NJ). Who has dedicated her life to uplifting youth through sports play.
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