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Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against The Injury Epidemic In Women's Sports (2008)

by Michael Sokolove(Favorite Author)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 2
0743297555 (ISBN13: 9780743297554)
Simon & Schuster
review 1: This book made me want to cry. We are all doomed. It's like watching 12 Years a Slave. Every page was agonizing. Of course no one reads this book until they have a knee injury, and then it's relevant, but sooo bleak. As the third derby girl in my inner circle to have ACL surgery on her right knee in the last 5 months, I can relate to a lot in this book. Hips, and knees that tilt in when I skate? Check! Even though my league started doing PEP this year, I fear that we aren't doing it often enough to have a positive effect. Heck, I don't even know if we are doing the exercises correctly. I also wonder if they translate to our on-skates behavior. Derby doesn't have the same problems as child soccer players. We don't have to depend on parents and coaches. We jus... moret need to know what to do to stop getting injured, and we will do it. The problem has been identified, but the solution is less clear...
review 2: Thoughtful, well-researched, and important. Everyone involved in girls'/women's sports should read this. The focus is on ACL injuries in soccer, but Sokolove talks about many other aspects of girls and girls' sports that contribute to injuries. My favorite quote: "To play multiple sports is, in the best sense, childlike. It's fun. You move on from one good thing to the next. But to specialize in one conveys a seriousness of purpose. It seems to be leading somewhere - even if, in fact, the real destination is burn out or injury." (p. 210) less
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Wow! This book def. gives a parent of female athletes a lot to think about!
A must read for female athletes or parents of female athletes.
Thought provoking for parents of athletic girls.
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