The expansion of feminine gymnastics throughout the county, state and nation is one thing that gives alternatives for younger ladies in all places that weren’t there 30, 20 and even 10 years in the past.
In fact, that is the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX, however that doesn’t imply that it was enacted because it ought to have been from the start.
Nevertheless, vital progress has been made not solely in involving extra ladies in sport, but in addition in offering ladies’s sporting alternatives at secondary stage.
For instance, ladies’s bowling in East Limestone has not solely succeeded with an inter-course workforce that has reached the state title recreation, but in addition offers younger ladies the chance to be a part of the workforce and in addition to have the chance to cowl the information and the neighborhood.
In his introductory speech, Mike Davis of Limestone County Corridor of Fame, who’s acknowledged at the beginning of Title IX of Ardmore Excessive Faculty for launching quite a lot of ladies’s sports activities packages, stated a couple of weeks in the past:
“I needed to instruct the women as a result of they’re trainable, work laborious and imagine in themselves.”
I’ve not but seen something on this county that differs from this assertion. There are numerous younger ladies in highschool sports activities who supply the whole lot they love about sports activities: ardour, compassion, teamwork and laborious work.
Ladies’ basketball, volleyball, bowling, softball, soccer, cheerleading, golf, tennis, lacrosse, band, dance and (in some colleges) soccer supply younger ladies in Limestone the chance to get entangled and exhibit. athleticism and tactical capability.
I’m satisfied that if you wish to see in a pure approach how sports activities are achieved, go see a highschool ladies’s sports activities competitors.
It’s certainly not supposed to scale back males’s sports activities, which require the identical excessive stage of expertise and intelligence.
I encourage Athens-Limestone to indicate help for younger feminine athletes from secondary faculty onwards.
Present help for Athens’ redeployment of its softball workforce.
Present help for East Limestone placing collectively its women’ soccer workforce once they reached the state title recreation,
Help the Japanese volleyball workforce once they made it to the title recreation of their state.
Nevertheless, don’t publish help provided that they’re profitable, however publish help from the start of the yr, no matter their document.