That was the theme of a multi-sport clinic hosted by Dartmouth Athletics on Saturday, in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
More than 150 girls in kindergarten through eighth grade took over Leverone Field House for an action-packed morning. Student-athletes from 17 Dartmouth sports were on hand to lead the young participants through demonstrations and drills – and have plenty of fun along the way.
Before the clinic got underway, members of the Big Green men’s hockey team offered behind-the-scenes tours of Thompson Arena. The program in Leverone Field House kicked off with a group warm-up led by Dartmouth track & field athletes and the entire women’s basketball team. Then, the young girls spent time visiting sport-specific stations, which included equestrian, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, squash, tennis and volleyball.
To close out the morning’s agenda, the group was treated to a demonstration by members of the fencing team, and then learned the “Lone Pine” chant from the Dartmouth cheerleaders – a new cheer that is starting to be heard and seen at Dartmouth athletic events.
By the end of the event, it was hard to tell who had a better time – the young girls or the Dartmouth student-athletes.
Dartmouth’s celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day continues this weekend, with each participant in the clinic being invited to the women’s basketball game vs. Yale on Friday evening and the women’s hockey game vs. Yale on Saturday afternoon.