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Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women's Sports Hardcover – June 3, 2008
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This book will show you how to prevent your daughter from becoming an injury statistic. It will empower parents who are not familiar with the modern sports culture to protect their children. You'll learn how to recognize when your child is doing too much and a coach is demanding too much.
It's a wonderful story and very interesting to read.
Warrior Girls is well-written, well thought out, and well-researched. The first chapters are grim with cautionary tales of promising female athletes who were forced to give up their dream of a career in sports because of serial injuries. Fortunately, as the book progresses, the author passes on information about research that is being conducted and prevention programs that are being adopted for the prevention of these serious, debilitating, and purposely ignored injuries to our teen-aged daughters!
My daughter's surgeon told us it is very unlikely that she will tear her ACL again. However, after reading this book, I've learned that my daughter my have a pre-disposition to knee injuries and without some sort of training and prevention program, she may likely do it again! More parents and coaches should be aware of the terrible risks to our daughters' health and sports careers and insist that schools and clubs institute an injury prevention program.
A must-read for parents, coaches and club-directors!
It's not that it's a bad book - just not very helpful. Most people already know that ACL injuries for girls is a big problem. Sokolove simply wrote a book with some ancedotal stories of girls with chronic injuries. The first couple were marginally interesting; but it quickly bogged down to just another story of an injuried girl. He could have found many girls/women who had ACL replacements and went on to successful high level play.
If you're expecting any guidance as to either preventing ACL injuries or good insight as to where the research is headed, you'll be disappointed. Sokolove presents a few people doing research; but each one is wedded to conflicting theories as to why girls suffer so many ACL injuries. You come away with no better idea as to the reason for the problem or how to prevent it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a must read book for any coach or parent. It opened my eyes to a situation i didn't know existed and delves into reasonable methods that we might improve the status quo.Published 13 months ago by Charles DeRosa
Very informative book for anyone dealing with or concerned about female athletics and ACL issues.Published 14 months ago by Steve D. Parker
thoughtfully researched & an important subject for our young girl athletesPublished 14 months ago by Joan
An easy read with compelling stories and arguments on the ACL injury problem. I recommend this to coaches and parents whose children play sportsPublished 21 months ago by Michael Shaw
Any Athlete or parents of them should read this book, great information and suggestions on how to fix this horrible stats on injuries.Published 22 months ago by Sarah E
This is a must read for parents, coaches and trainers who work with females in basketball, soccer and volleyball. Read morePublished 23 months ago by RKC,Z-Health,FMS Guy
Share this book with your coaches and team parents!
We know girls like Amy. They're not just the top players at UNC.
Anyone with a daughter who plays sports should read this. We have taken preventative action because of what we learned. Read morePublished on November 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer