Episode 15

What is It Like For Girls Who Play On Boys' Sports Teams?

Lillian Jacobson is a girl who played baseball with boys through out high school and part of college. Her story is a series of ups and downs: from little league dads telling her to quit. to high school coaches who encouraged her and taught her how to throw a signature 12/6 curve ball, Lilly will inspire girls to go for their dreams. 

When asked what it was like to be a girl playing on boys' teams, she said, “It forces you to really be playing at your best all the time. It feels like everyone is watching you and scrutinizing you.” Listen in for more stories and inspiration on playing baseball. For more information on this topic, read "Should Girls Play On Boys' Teams?" on the TeamSnap Blog.

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Aug 13 2014