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Jo Shattuck presents during NationalGirls and Women in Sports Day Feb. 6th, 2009 The Pine School, Stuart, FL
I had as much fun as the kids! Here's how it went: I spoke to the high school girls in a round table setting. There were four other athletes at their own stations. Eight different groups of 10 girls rotated from station to station for about 15 minutes. These girls asked me some interesting personal questions, like how I got involved, why I wanted to do what I do,how the other culturestreated women in sports, and was I ever discriminated against when I competed against the men. I gave awayt shirts, autographsand racquetballs to those who promised to share theirsport with other kids who didnít already participate.
Then we drove to the lower school, (kindergarten to 5th grade), I spoke or a few minutes aboutwhat racquetball is, where Iíve been and how much fun it is to go travel and speak to kids like them! Then we broke up into 5 areas in the gymnasium for clinics. I taught racquetball, every kid got to put on the eyeguards, wristlacers and hit a racquetball ball. They all put SkirtSports temporary tattoos on themselves and each other. That was a big hit.
In the other clinics, the volleyballer taught bumping and setting, the athletic trainer taught taping injuries and how to help athletes, the bodybuilder/dancer did some light resistance exercises and balance training and the lacrosse coach taught lacrosse out on the field.
Thanks to The Pine School's Assistant Athletic Director, Sarah Warhaftig, for arranging this event. See below for pics.
1/12/09 WPRO GOES TO SCHOOL
The Foose School in downtown Harrisburg got an unexpected treat last week in conjunction with the WPRO Tournament held at the LA Fitness in Camp Hill. Eighty fourth graders got to hit a racquetball and hang out with #9 World Ranked Pro, Jo Shattuck. The kids learned about the importance of practice, goal setting and how to hit a forehand. The class ended with an autographs and picture taking session. The WPRO also donated official racquetballs and posters autographed by the top WPRO players. For more information on getting Jo as a guest speaker at your school, go to www.racquetballacademy.com.