What do you win by playing sports?

Hi Pink Locker Girls,
You know we've been running a girls & sports survey with KidsHealth.org. Well, that turned out to be pretty good timing because today is Rally for Girls' Sports Day.

The idea is that sports are good for us, so we girls should have lots of opportunities to learn and play sports. (In addition to being healthier, did you know girls who play sports get better grades and have more confidence in themselves?)

It wasn't so long ago (the 1970s) when girls didn't play sports nearly as much as they do today. But there are still girls who might not have found their sport. Keep on looking and trying new things! Don't worry about being perfect at it. Finding a sport you like is like finding a friend. And often you can keep that friend for a lifetime. If you're reading the Pink Locker Society books, you know my fave sport is RUNNING.

Are you one of the girls who has a sport (or sports) that you love? Tell us about it and answer this question:

What do you win by playing sports? (I'd say you win A LOT more than just a game or a race!)

Think pink!


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Anonymous Smile said...

I was very shy and unconfident in myself until I tried Tae Kwon Do. After I joined I made friends quickly and got more used to presenting stuff (form, kicks, ect.) in front of people. Now I am more outgoing and I am more used to trying new things! That is what I think I won by doing Tae Kwon Do.

December 7, 2010 at 11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i won a 3 medals and 18 ribbons 4 swimming.
i won a trophy (couches award) 4 netball
and I keep on earning belts 4 karate.


Question Gal xoxo

December 8, 2010 at 1:52 AM  
Anonymous Clodagh said...

I'm really bad at sport and people laugh at me when I run so I'm really uncomfortable when doing sports at school, I hope I get better :(

December 9, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I not that good at sports so I just get the skill like teamwork,reputaton, and excerise by acting and dancing. I think it good to be in after school sport or program were your with a team.
I lot theatre budies play sports too so if want try something different it a great thing to try.
I know that can do something to do i have well more confindent and instead of being bursting out into song in class I save for rhearsel. All though me and my friends are sort theartical where every we go.

December 9, 2010 at 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Josie said...

I like soccer, swimming, skiing, but most of all... I LUV FIGURE SK8TING!!!!!!! And, well, you win confidence and a healthy amount of pride when you succeed! BTW Today is my b-day, I'm 13 now, whoo-hoo!!!

December 10, 2010 at 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE sports and they keep me active so it is a really good hobby for me. I love volleyball,football,track,basketball,swimming and a lot more!

December 10, 2010 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Jemma said...

@Josie --- Happy birthday!

December 10, 2010 at 8:58 PM  
Anonymous XtremeSports Player said...

Sports is an amazing thing that I LOVE! with sports you can have fun1 hang with your friends! do what you love! be active!stay healthy! And have a ton of fun!

December 12, 2010 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Kody said...

I started competitive cheerleading at the start of this year im really enjoying it and what i think ive won from cheerleading is a huge amount of self confidence and a bunch of awesome new friends!

December 23, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think that sports can help u because maybe your crush loves an athletic girl! p.s i love PLS very much :)

December 25, 2010 at 2:23 PM  
Anonymous annie said...

I love volleyball and i have gotten stronger arms and muscles from it!

January 19, 2011 at 6:22 PM  
Anonymous denae said...


January 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balance,posture,leg/ankle strength,and a feeling i belong! i got it all from figure skating

June 21, 2011 at 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@josie i fell in love with skating too!!

June 21, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used 2 go to a ton of sports and have takin up intrest in many others too but I'm 2worried I might drive my parents out of money PLS-SOS

June 29, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Anonymous t-swizzle said...

omigosh i <3 2 dance its really what i wanna do (yes its a sport) i was clumsy and i had awful posture until i started now i rock at dance im in great shape and stuff i won 2nd place overall at a BIG competition and we were at rec level against intermediate performace gils now im on intermediate performance since im the oldest im "mother hen" its really cute ^-^

January 10, 2012 at 5:21 PM  

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