Facts About Girls High School
For 2006-2007, there
will be 8 Girls High
School teams in New York State
(Ithaca, Skaneateles, Canton, Potsdam,
Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Oswego,
and Salmon River)
There are active
grassroots efforts underway in many other districts to start Girls High School
Minnesota was the first state to sanction ice hockey at the varsity level in 1994, Minnesota
now has over 125 teams playing!
Girls Hockey is growing at a rapid rate. Nationally, the number of girls playing hockey has increased to ten times the number playing ten years
ago. In area schools there are more than 350 girls playing and the
number grows every year.
If a school district
offers varsity ice hockey for boys, girls deserve to have a team as well. Title IX requires schools to offer similar sports opportunities to girls and boys.
moving to the fall, there are currently few winter sports offered to girls in Monroe County schools.
According to data
compiled by the Women’s Sports Foundation, 51% of girls vs 64% of boys play on a school-sponsored team. 41% of girls vs 27% of
boys have an insufficient level of physical activity.
Girl’s participation in team
sports has been shown to be linked to increased self-esteem, reduced incidence
of depression and drug use, and success in life.