Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A contender for "Youth Sports Quote of the Year"

This is definitely in the running for the most inspired youth sports line of 2009. It comes from an article about a woman just taking over as coach of a boys' high school basketball team in Minnesota. Women coaching men's teams at any level is highly unusual. And the job picture for women seeking to coach women's teams isn't even that great. Surprisingly, less than half of women's teams at the college level are led by women.

Kelly Anderson, coach of the Ulen-Hitterdal High School boys' team in Ulen, Minnesota, was speaking with the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead about her first months on the job. And she said this:

“When I first got up here, one student said basketball was ‘a man’s game,’ So I played him one-on-one, even though I was five or six months pregnant at the time. Let’s just say it hasn’t been a problem since.”

Thanks Nicole LaVoi


Jim C. said...

[About Fred Astaire] "Sure he was great, but don't forget Ginger Rogers did everything he did ... backwards . . . and in high heels!"

Jessie B said...

That is fabulous! I want to print that out and have it on my wall for inspiration.