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Age-Oriented Tips for Helping Girls Build an Athlete Identity in Sports

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Sports are a powerful vehicle to help girls reach their full potential. Anyone can play a role in supporting girls by getting them started and engaged in sports. Many girls continue to play sports because they have developed an athlete identity: “I am a soccer player!” rather than, “I play soccer.” Girls that develop athlete identities with support are more likely to stay in sports through their lives. Here are age-oriented tips for getting and keeping girls in the game.

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