Warrior Girls

Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women's Sports

Author: Michael Sokolove

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416579621

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Amy Steadman was destined to become one of the great women's soccer players of her generation. "The best of the best," Parade magazine called her as she left high school and headed off to the University of North Carolina. Instead, by age twenty, Amy had undergone five surgeries on her right knee. She had to give up the sport she loved. She walked with a stiff gait, like an elderly woman, and found it painful to get out of bed in the morning. Warrior Girls exposes the downside of the women's sports revolution that has evolved since Title IX: an injury epidemic that is easily ignored because we worry that it will threaten our daughters' hard-won opportunities on the field. From teenage girls playing local soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, and other sports to women competing at the elite level, female athletes are suffering serious injuries at alarming rates. The numbers are frightening and irrefutable. Young female athletes tear their ACLs, the stabilizing ligament in the knee, at rates as high as eight times greater than their male counterparts. Women's collegiate soccer players suffer concussions at the same rate as college football players. From head to toe, female athletes suffer higher rates of injury, and many of them play through constant pain. Michael Sokolove gives us the most up-to-date research on girls and sports injuries. He takes us into the homes and hearts of female athletes, into operating theaters where orthopedic surgeons reconstruct shredded knees, and onto the practice field of famed University of North Carolina soccer coach Anson Dorrance. Exhaustively researched and strongly argued, Warrior Girls is an urgent wake-up call for parents and coaches. Sokolove connects the culture of youth sports -- the demands for girls to specialize in a single sport by age ten or younger, and to play it year-round -- directly to the injury epidemic. Devoted to the ideal of team, and deeply bonded with teammates, these tough girls don't want to leave the field even when confronted with serious injury and chronic pain. Warrior Girls shows how girls can train better and smarter to decrease their risks. It makes clear that parents must come together and demand changes to a sports culture that manufactures injuries. Well-documented, opinionated, and controversial, Warrior Girls shows that all girls can safeguard themselves on the field without sacrificing their hard-won right to be there.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Girls on the Edge

The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls—Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Envi

Author: Leonard Sax

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465028187

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 5561

Girls are cutting themselves with razors. Girls are convinced they're fat, and starve themselves to prove it. Other girls are so anxious about grades they can't sleep at night—at eleven years of age. What's going on? In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax provides the answers. He shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside, but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity, or are obsessed with grades or Facebook. Dr. Sax provides parents with tools to help girls become confident women, along with practical tips on helping your daughter choose a sport, nurturing her spirit through female centered activities, and more. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today's young women.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Secret Suffering: How Women's Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships

How Women's Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships

Author: Susan Bilheimer,Robert J. Echenberg M.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313359229

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 205

View: 3379

Through classic, new, and emerging research, with statements from experts and interviews with Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) sufferers and their partners and spouses, Secret Suffering: How Women's Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships exposes and gives strong voice and compassionate understanding to this complex disorder. • 4 figures
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The Practical Guide to Athletic Training

Author: Ted Eaves

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449662684

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 666

This text is a practical introduction to athletic training, grounded in real-world, everyday sports settings and an ideal guide for giving trainers the knowledge they need to be successful in an athletic setting. Instead of overwhelming the reader with details on all injuries and illnesses, this guide details common injuries and outlines special tests and rehab protocols that should be utilized to address those injuries. Readers will learn the various injuries an athlete may incur, the appropriate treatment and protocols to improve the athlete’s ability to return to play safely, and the healing process associated with the specific injury. The text has an easy to follow format, concentrating on injuries for each major region of the lower body and then focusing on the upper body and its common injuries. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The ACL Solution

Prevention and Recovery for Sports' Most Devastating Knee Injury

Author: Robert G. Marx, MD,Grethe Myklebust

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1936303337

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 174

View: 5818

Dr. Robert G. Marx practices in New York City at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is world renowned for his expertise in ACL and complex multi-ligament knee reconstructive surgery and lectures extensively on these topics at international conferences. Dr. Marx has published a text book and more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles in leading orthopedic and research journals, including the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. He was awarded the 2003 O'Donoghue Sports Injury Award by
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Girls and Sports

Author: Laura K. Egendorf

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737756934

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 120

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This must-have book explores issues related to girls and sports through a collection of personal accounts and factual articles. Using a variety of sources, this book explores whether or not sports are good for girls' health, and how girls are coached differently than boys. Readers will evaluate the impact of Title IX, and the effect of sex segregation in boys and girls sports. Essay sources include the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators, Women's Sports Foundation, Margaret C. Duncan, Michael Sokolove, and Sarah Gibbard Cook.
Posted in Young Adult Nonfiction

Women and Sport

From Liberation to Celebration

Author: Staurowsky, Ellen J.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450417590

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 1309

Women and Sport: Continuing a Journey of Liberation and Celebration is a comprehensive textbook for interdisciplinary courses that focus on women and gender studies in sport. It provides readers with thought-provoking discussions about the history, evolution, and current role of women in sport.
Posted in Social Science


How and Why White Women 'Betrayed' the Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States

Author: Emeka Aniagolu

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761853421

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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Aniagolu examines the dynamics of race and gender in the history of the United States, concluding that white American women collaborated with white American men as 'Co-Whites' or co-partners in the management and maintenance of white supremacy in the United States.
Posted in Social Science

When Nothing Else Matters

Michael Jordan's Last Comeback

Author: Michael Leahy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 8215

As one of the greatest, most celebrated athletes in history, Michael Jordan conquered professional basketball as no one before. Powered by a potent mix of charisma, near superhuman abilities and a ferocious drive to dominate the game, he achieved every award and accolade conceivable before retiring from the Chicago Bulls and taking an executive post with the Washington Wizards. But retirement didn't suit the man who was once king, and at the advanced age of thirty-eight Michael Jordan decided it was time to reclaim the court that was once his. WHEN NOTHING ELSE MATTERS is the definitive account of Jordan's equally spectacular and disastrous return to basketball. Having closely followed Jordan's final two seasons, Michael Leahy draws a fascinating portrait of an intensely complex man hampered by injuries and assaulted by younger players eager to usurp his throne. In this enthralling book Jordan emerges as an ambitious, at times deeply unattractive character with, unsurprisingly, a monstrous ego. WHEN NOTHING ELSE MATTERS is an absorbing portrait not only of one athlete's overriding ambition, but also of a society so in thrall to its sports stars that it is blind to all their faults.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Concussion Crisis

Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic

Author: Linda Carroll,David Rosner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451627459

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 2859

A cautionary assessment of the rising frequency of brain injuries among young athletes counsels parents on the risks associated with head trauma while identifying factors that contribute to missed diagnoses and brain damage, in a reference that is complemented by illustrative true stories.
Posted in Medical

Sports Medicine

Author: Jennifer L. Minigh

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338946

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 251

View: 1012

Addresses the issues relating to sports medicine, including steroid use and liability issues
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The Ticket Out

Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw

Author: Michael Sokolove

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439129045

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 3110

The year was 1979 and the fifteen teenagers on the Crenshaw High Cougars were the most talented team in the history of high school baseball. They were pure ballplayers, sluggers and sweet fielders who played with unbridled joy and breathtaking skill. The national press converged on Crenshaw. So many scouts gravitated to their games that they took up most of the seats in the bleachers. Even the Crenshaw ballfield was a sight to behold -- groomed by the players themselves, picked clean of every pebble, it was the finest diamond in all of inner-city Los Angeles. On the outfield fences, the gates to the outside stayed locked against the danger and distraction of the streets. Baseball, for these boys, was hope itself. They had grown up with the notion that it could somehow set things right -- a vague, unexpressed, but persistent hope that even if life was rigged, baseball might be fair. And for a while it seemed they were right. Incredibly, most of of this team -- even several of the boys who sat on the bench -- were drafted into professional baseball. Two of them, Darryl Strawberry and Chris Brown, would reunite as teammates on a National League All-Star roster. But Michael Sokolove's The Ticket Out is more a story of promise denied than of dreams fulfilled. Because in Sokolove's brilliantly reported poignant and powerful tale, the lives of these gifted athletes intersect with the realities of being poor, urban, and black in America. What happened to these young men is a harsh reminder of the ways inspiration turns to frustration when the bats and balls are stowed and the crowd's applause dies down. Just as Friday Night Lights portrayed the impact of high school sports on the life of a Texas community, and There Are No Children Here examined the viselike grip of poverty on minority youngsters, The Ticket Out presents an unforgettable tale of families grasping for opportunities, of athletes praying for one chance to make it big, of all of us hoping that the will to succeed can triumph over the demons haunting our city streets.
Posted in Sports & Recreation


The Myth, Life, and Lies of Pete Rose

Author: Michael Sokolove

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743284445

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 6624

Who is Pete Rose? Is he Charlie Hustle, the all-American kid who never grew up, who pushed and stretched himself to get the most out of his limited talent, who would do anything in his power to win and to be a part of the game he loved? Or is he the bloated ex-athlete who broke baseball's one absolute taboo, and who was willing to drag down the whole structure of the sport to save himself? In January 2004, Pete Rose publicly admitted to betting on baseball and began his controversial campaign to get himself off the ineligible list and into the Baseball Hall of Fame. His recently published autobiography, the baseball legend's selective telling of the truth, only furthers the myth and the mystery that surrounds him. With a new, updated introduction by the author, and packed with interviews with Rose's family, his teammates, sportswriters, and police investigators, Hustle is the real, objective story of the life of Pete Rose.
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Until it Hurts

America's Obsession with Youth Sports and how it Harms Our Kids

Author: Mark Hyman

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807021187

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 146

View: 1618

An assessment of the damaging nature of ultra-competitive youth sports considers the consequences of high-pressure athletics on children and their families and traces the author's investigations into youth athletic clubs and associations throughout the country.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Drama High

The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater

Author: Michael Sokolove

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594632804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 6121

Describes the astounding success of the theater program at Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, under the direction of gifted teacher Lou Volpe.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

Author: James Mooney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform


Category: Cherokee Indians

Page: 97

View: 7178

The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikw�ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.
Posted in Cherokee Indians

Conquering Concussion

Healing TBI Symptoms with Neurofeedback and Without Drugs

Author: Mary Lee Esty,C. M. Shifflett

Publisher: Round Earth Pub

ISBN: 9780965342506

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 8100

Understanding and healing the symptoms of traumatic brain injury.
Posted in Health & Fitness