Atta Girl!: A Celebration of Women in Sport

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The growth in popularity of women's sports has been a long time coming. Many, many women have worked very hard behind the scenes to make today's professional and gold-medal winning Olympic teams a reality. But this book is about more than just the female athletes, it's about their relationships with each other, their families, their children. It is about the frustration of having to fight to have the same opportunities that male athletes have always had. It is about getting into the boys' club without wanting to be one of the boys. It celebrates women's strengths, humour and honour and the way women's participation in sports can positively influence girls and boys.
 

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Atta Girl!: A Celebration of Women in Sport

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A revision and updating of the authors' The Quiet Storm, this book spreads the same message of encouragement to female athletes. Allred, a former member of the U.S. women's bobsled team, can add ... Read full review

Contents

Why am I Doing This?
1
Theres No Crying in Football Ladies
22
The Goddess Within
41
The Athlete Within
64
Are you a Mother or an Athlete?
79
Journeywomen
99
Toting the Chain
134
Entering the Boys Club
153
Youve Come a Long Way Baby
166
Atta Girl Our Heroines
185
Atta Boy
203
Playing with Rage
215
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About the author (2003)

Alexandra Powe Allred is a former member of the US Women's Bobsled team and an accomplished martial artists and continues to teach kickboxing while juggling her career as a full-time writer and mother of three. She is the author of ten books and currently lives in Midlothian, Texas.

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