Friday, March 14, 2008

New documentary on mixed gender competition

A Utah woman who began coaching her daughter's soccer team several year ago has made a movie about her experiences. Kick Like a Girl was done by Jenny Mackenzie who, when her young daughter's team went unbeaten in her first season as coach, sought out teams that would provide a greater challenge: boys' teams. The 24-minute movie highlights the reaction of the girls on the Mighty Cheetahs as well as the boys they played against when the team joined the boys' league. Parents also weighed in on the girls playing boys issue--mixed reactions as you might expect.

You can find out more about the movie, where it is playing (it has been at film festivals across the country), and watch a trailer at this website.

You can also buy your own copy of the DVD for just $19.99 which includes S&H. Once we get our copy we'll do a little review.