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Veliz, Philip – Women's Sports Foundation, 2019
This research initiative aimed to describe and analyze U.S. youth participation in tennis. The major goal was to better understand how tennis and other popular youth sports impact teen well-being. The findings discussed in this report provide evidence that tennis participation positively influences the lives of U.S. adolescents. Overall, the data…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Adolescent Development, Well Being, Student Participation
Veliz, Philip – Women's Sports Foundation, 2019
This is the executive summary for the report, "How Tennis Influences Youth Development." This research initiative aimed to describe and analyze U.S. youth participation in tennis. The major goal was to better understand how tennis and other popular youth sports impact teen well-being. The findings discussed in this report provide…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Adolescent Development, Well Being, Student Participation
Veliz, Philip; Snyder, Marjorie; Sabo, Don – Women's Sports Foundation, 2019
This study builds on previous research and policy that view teen sports as an educational tool and public health asset. The results highlighted that school-based athletics continued to be the most popular activity provided by high schools in the U.S. and was the only school-based extracurricular activity that showed an increase in participation…
Descriptors: Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, High Schools, Peer Acceptance
Zarrett, Nicole; Veliz, Philip; Sabo, Don – Women's Sports Foundation, 2018
The executive summary is to a report that was commissioned by the Women's Sports Foundation to better understand the impact of sports participation on teen health, well-being and academic achievement. They sought to understand how each sport impacts teen well-being, and whether the number of sports in which a teen participates influences their…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Females, Adolescents, Well Being
Zarrett, Nicole; Veliz, Philip; Sabo, Don – Women's Sports Foundation, 2018
This report was commissioned by the Women's Sports Foundation to better understand the impact of sports participation on teen health, well-being and academic achievement. They sought to understand how each sport impacts teen well-being, and whether the number of sports in which a teen participates influences their health. They also sought to…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Females, Adolescents, Well Being
Women's Sports Foundation, 2017
To assist readers who have specific interests, the WSF [Women's Sports Foundation] has created a series of Research Briefs from Her Life Depends On It III. Her Life Depends On It III is the Women's Sports Foundation's comprehensive report that reviews existing and emerging research on the links between participation in sport and physical activity…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level
Sabo, Don; Veliz, Philip; Staurowsky, Ellen J. – Women's Sports Foundation, 2016
This nationwide online survey, the largest of its kind to-date, was designed to generate facts and analysis of the workplace experiences and views of both female and male coaches of intercollegiate women's sports. This research is unique in that it is the first to assess male coaches of women's teams and make comparisons with female coaches. The…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, College Athletics, Womens Athletics, Athletes
Women's Sports Foundation, 2015
"Her Life Depends on It III & Girls and Women of Color," continues with the theme of previous reports that examined the need for girls and women to lead healthy, strong, and fulfilled lives and reviewed the research on links between sports and physical activity and the health and well-being of American girls and women. While some of…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Minority Groups, Physical Activity Level, Heart Disorders
Staurowsky, Ellen J.; De Souza, Mary Jane; Miller, Kathleen E.; Sabo, Don; Shakib, Sohaila; Theberge, Nancy; Veliz, P.; Weaver, A.; Williams, Nancy I. – Women's Sports Foundation, 2015
"Her Life Depends On It III" is the Women's Sports Foundation's comprehensive report that reviews existing and emerging research on the links between participation in sport and physical activity and the health and wellbeing of American girls and women. As with the previous editions in 2004 and 2009, this study also confirms that physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Well Being, Females, Athletics
Staurowsky, Ellen J.; De Souza, Mary Jane; Miller, Kathleen E.; Sabo, Don; Shakib, Sohaila; Theberge, Nancy; Veliz, P.; Weaver, A.; Williams, Nancy I. – Women's Sports Foundation, 2015
"Her Life Depends On It III" (HLDOI) is the Women's Sports Foundation's comprehensive report that reviews existing and emerging research on the links between participation in sport and physical activity and the health and well-being of American girls and women. As with the previous editions in 2004 and 2009, this study also confirms that…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level
Sabo, Don; Veliz, Phil – Women's Sports Foundation, 2011
This first-of-its-kind report on gender and high school sports participation, "Progress Without Equity: The Provision of High School Athletic Opportunity in the United States, by Gender 1993-94 through 2005-06," flows from an analysis of high schools that is unprecedented in its national and historical scope. It uses merged data from the Civil…
Descriptors: High Schools, Extramural Athletics, Womens Athletics, Participation
Staurowsky, Ellen J.; DeSouza, Mary Jane; Ducher, Gaele; Gentner, Noah; Miller, Kathleen E.; Shakib, Sohaila; Theberge, Nancy; Williams, Nancy I. – Women's Sports Foundation, 2009
In 2004, the Women's Sports Foundation published the first edition of "Her Life Depends On It" (Sabo et al.). At that time, it was clear that evidence-based research confirmed that regular physical activity and sport provides the critical foundation, in no small part, that allows girls and women to lead healthy, strong, and fulfilled lives. Now,…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level
Staurowsky, Ellen J.; Miller, Kathleen E.; Shakib, Sohaila; De Souza, Mary Jane; Ducher, Gaele; Gentner, Noah; Theberge, Nancy; Williams, Nancy I. – Women's Sports Foundation, 2009
In 2004, the Women's Sports Foundation published the first edition of "Her Life Depends On It" (Don Sabo, Kathleen E. Miller, Merrill J. Melnick, and Leslie Heywood). At that time, it was clear that evidence-based research confirmed that regular physical activity and sport provides the critical foundation, in no small part, that allows girls and…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level
Sabo, Don; Veliz, Phil – Women's Sports Foundation, 2008
This study measures the nationwide participation rates of girls and boys in exercise and organized team sports. The central focus is on how the intersections among families, schools and communities are related to children's involvement and interest in athletics and physical activity. Some of the personal and social benefits associated with…
Descriptors: Athletics, Team Sports, Exercise, Females
Cheslock, John – Women's Sports Foundation, 2008
This research is the most accurate description of college sports' participation patterns to date, shows that both men's and women's sports participation have increased over the past 25 years. It examines factors, including Title IX and athletic expenditure growth, impacting today's college sports participation trends, which vary widely by sport.…
Descriptors: Health Care Costs, Womens Athletics, Athletes, Race
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