The Utah Lady Grizzlies Hockey organization is a nonprofit hockey program that is geared towards the growth of hockey for girls and young women ages 15 through 19 as a sport, while promoting a positive and enjoyable environment for kids and parents. The Utah Lady Grizzlies Girls Hockey Organizations’ goal is to increase participation in girls ice hockey in Utah.
Why Sports Matter for Girls.
5 Reasons Girls Should Play Sports:
Why play sports?
You might say “to get exercise” and you’d
be right. To have fun?
In fact, there are at least 5 more reasons.
According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, girls who play sports get a lot more than just fit.
Girls who play sports do better in school. You might think
that athletics will take up all your study time. But research
shows that girls who play sports do better in school than those
who don’t. Exercise improves learning, memory, and
concentration, which can give active girls an advantage in the
- Girls who play sports learn teamwork and goal-setting
skills. Sports teaches valuable life skills. When you working
with coaches, trainers, and teammates to win games and achieve
goals, you’re learning how to be successful. Those skills will
serve you well at work and in family life.
- Sports are good for a girl’s health. In addition to being fit and
maintaining a healthy weight, girls who play sports are also less
likely to smoke. And later in life, girls who exercise are less
likely to get breast cancer or osteoporosis.
- Playing sports boosts self-confidence. Girls who play sports
feel better about themselves. Why? It builds confidence when
you know you can practice, improve, and achieve your goals.
Sports are also a feel-good activity because they help girls get in
shape, maintain a healthy weight, and make new friends.
- Exercise cuts the pressure. Playing sports can lessen stress and
help you feel a little happier. How? The brain chemicals
released during exercise improve a person’s mood. Friends are
another mood-lifter. And being on a team creates tight bonds
between friends. It’s good to know your teammates will support
you — both on and off the field!