Girls take on the field
By: Emma Romano
Boys watch out! Girls are ready to take on the field! Research done by the women's sport foundation shows in 2001 about 1,500 girls played football, more than 3,000 girls wrestled and about 1,500 girls played base ball on boys' teams. Schools are now providing girls the experience of athletics — playing on a team, the sensation of mastery, and competing — when opening male teams to females. When girls play on boys' sports teams female participation and skill level is positively modified.