Strengthening the Participation of Females in Sports

As a part of its continued efforts to strengthen the participation of females in sports, Maccabi Canada continues to develop its Community Outreach with the launch of the “Maccabi Girl” program that will engage, empower, build confidence and inspire young girls to join or stay in sports.  Whether one has her sights on being an elite athlete or she just wants to be active and have fun, Maccabi Girl will provide leadership to encourage girls to live a healthy lifestyle and achieve their fullest athletic potential.

The need for such a program became clear in the 2013 Maccabiah, where 40% of the Junior athletes (under 19) were female, 30% of the Open athletes (20-30) and only 10% of Masters athletes (over 35) were female.   Though these numbers were an increase over the previous Maccabiah in 2009, statistically it still evident that female athletes do not stay as engaged as in sports as male athletes do later in life.

Maccabi Girl ComboTo launch this exciting program Maccabi Canada has partnered with Fast and Female, a non-profit organization that exclusively delivers programming for girls in sports.  Join us for our first Maccabi Girl event on Sunday, September 14 at Camp Robin Hood.

The fun event for girls, ages 9-19, will feature an inspirational presentation by Maccabi Canada’s medalists, Sasha Gollish (Triathlon), Ashley Kochman (Basketball) and Andrea Schaffer (Softball).  Sports has played a significant role in the lives of these three accomplished athletes who will will share their empowering athletic journeys with the girls as a means to inspire the next generation of female athletes.

Additional interactive leadership development activities for the day will include team building stations, The Groove Method of Dance, Yoga and a BBQ lunch.  The event is open to all girls in this age bracket.

Parents and coaches are also encouraged to attend the event and participate in seminars and lunch, a day that is sure to create a lasting positive experience on being active.

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