Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Why is there so much drama on high school girls teams?

I have a question for high school girls who play sports.
Why is there so much drama involved during a season?
Why are girls so critical of one another?
Why is there so much pettiness?
Why can't everyone just get along and work together as a team?
How hard is it?
You practice together every day, you compete together a few times a week and you probably spend at least some of your free time with your teammates.
Wouldn't it be easier if you worked together and got along?
What a difference it can make for you in all areas of your life, not just with sports, but in your academics and personal lives.
It's easier to be nice than it is to be mean.
Mean girls are not cool.
Mean girls get nowhere.
Mean girls cause problems on their teams.
Because I am a female sports reporter, I can usually tell what girls teams are getting along and what teams are having troubles. The teams that are getting along, win with smiles on their faces. The teams that have turmoil, struggle on the court. They get rattled easily and give up when they are down.
Let me tell you from experience, life is to short not get along with people.
If you learn to get along with people at an early age in high school, it will make the rest of your life so much easier.
Wouldn't it be fun to go to practice if you knew girls weren't talking behind your back?
Wouldn't it be fun if you could be friends with everyone on your team from the freshmen to varsity levels?
Please try. It makes all the difference in the world.
You'll see, it will be worth it.
Trust me.

-Theresa Neuhoff Audia


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