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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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"Warrior Girls brings alive the reality that our daughters are suffering from an epidemic of devastating sports injuries that can be prevented with exercise programs." - Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

About the Author

Michael Sokolove is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the author of Hustle: The Myth, Life, and Lies of Pete Rose. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and their three children.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (June 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743297555
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743297554
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,118,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By P. G. Cassell on June 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Girls are suffering ACL injuries (which can take as much as year to recover from) at an alarming rate in soccer games and similar sports. Sokolove reviews the evidene about these injuries and suggests valuable training reforms that might spare these girls from such devastating injuries. This is a "must read" for any dad or mom whose teenage daughter is in competitive soccer, basketball, lacrosse, or similar sport.
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This book will help you protect your daughter from over zealous coaches. It's an incredibly interesting story. It's wonderful that girls are able to participate in sports like never before. It's not wonderful when they're on the sidelines in crutches.

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.
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Unfortunately, the book is mostly comprised of anecdotal stories and interviews which the author uses to convince us that there is a problem with ACL injuries in women's athletics. There are about three pages in the end that suggest solutions to this problem. The author himself seems conflicted as to whether the problem is truly over-participation in a single sport or just a factor of the number of "exposures" a female has to any sport that causes them to changes directions quickly or land on their heels. I was hoping for specific help in what I can do as a coach to help my U11 soccer team avoid ACL injuries. A full chapter on specific preventative training methods and exercises would have made this book complete. But I appreciate his efforts at calling attention to the problem.
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My daughter recently tore her ACL playing soccer at the club level. She was a freshman in HS, at the time. I wish I had come across this book before that fateful day and not a month after.

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!
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I have four daughters, all who play soccer and basketball. To top it off, I had an ACL replacement almost 20 years ago. So I read this book with high expectations.

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.
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Great book if you a parent or caching girls teams - especially at the premiere level. USA is supersizing everything and in sports - the girls ACLs are paying the price - 4-8xs the injury rate. Should be a must read for any premiere or HS level coach
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This is a well written and well-researched book. It contains great data and compelling stories. It cautions against early specialization and overuse through repeated movements. I'm ready for an updated edition that shares more recent data regarding contributing factors.
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I heard the author interviewed on NPR and have been meaning to buy the book ever since. Sports have become so much more competitive, SO much earlier in children's lives, which I believe is a travesty to childhood. This book truly helps understand the situation for parents that are educated and not so much educated about sports, sport's injuries, and where our country is today regarding children's sports. The story of Amy interwoven with the analysis of what is going wrong in training and rehab is perfect.
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