Girls and Sport

At The National Association of Physical Literacy we believe in giving all girls access to sport as a tool to build their confidence.  We start on a foundation of physical literacy by building the fundamentals of movement, nutrition and mindfulness which becomes the platform upon which girls can develop a positive body image and feel good about themselves.

We work with girls who have been marginalized and underserved to improve their self-esteem and outlook.

We focus on improving the lives and the confidence of all girls by building their ability, balance, confidence, desire, and explorative nature to be active and healthy for life.

Understanding how movement, food and mindfulness impact overall well-being allows girls to recognize the connection between mind and body wellness.

In order to create a sustainable Physical Literacy culture, NAPL provides the tools, training and step-by-step guidance necessary to all stakeholders. A key part of NAPL is creating a safe space for women to come together and learn and grow about themselves with each other.

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According to the Women’s Sports Foundation

  • High school girls who play sports are less likely to be involved in an unintended pregnancy; more likely to get better grades in school and more likely to graduate than girls who do not play sports.
  • Girls and women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem and lower levels of depression.
  • Girls and women who play sports have a more positive body image and experience higher states of psychological well-being than girls and women who do not play sports.