15 Important Life Lessons Girls Learn From Playing Sports

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When I was a young girl, there was nothing I wanted more than to be a part of a team. I really wanted to play soccer or volleyball, but tight family finances made that impossible, and I still feel a little sad about not getting that chance. 

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I did finally get to join a team in high school. Being on the swim team helped me make great friends and learn how to work harder than I thought was possible. 

Today, my daughter is 5, and she's eager to start her sports career with soccer this fall. I'm pumped to be a soccer mom, and I think being part of a team is going to be great for her. I'm even more convinced of that after talking to 15 moms who played sports as kids; they shared the lessons they learned along the way. Sports seriously can change lives, especially for girls.

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