Girls Changing the Game
Detroit PAL is committed to offering opportunities for girls in youth sports. Detroit PAL’s Girls Initiative Program underwent a name change in 2016 and will now fall under the Girls Changing the Game (GCG) Program. The GCG Program aims to provide increased quality programming for the girls Detroit PAL currently serves and to increase the number of girls that participate in Detroit PAL programs. Dr. Ramona Cox, Associate Athletic Director, will oversee the program.
For additional information about GCG programs, please contact Dr. Ramona Cox at 313-833-1600 or email@example.com.
Girls in Sports Research
Recent research outlined four trends in girls’ physical activity. These trends further exemplify the need for more athletic programming targeted at girls, which Detroit PAL continues to support.
Four Trends in Girls’ Physical Activity*
1. Girls’ participation in organized sports is at an all-time high.
2. Two-thirds of girls fail to get the minimal amount of physical activity required to maximize health benefits.
3. A gendered gap in physical activity exists.
4. Many girls – especially underserved girls – face a multitude of barriers that impede or prevent their participation in physical activity.
Detroit PAL offers girls-only programming for Volleyball, Cheer, Softball, and Basketball.
*Source: The Tucker Center Research Report, Developing Physically Active Girls: An Evidence-based Multidisciplinary Approach, supported by the Women’s Sports Foundation, Go Out and Play: Youth Sports in America report