Re: Gender issues and throwing

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 25 Jan 1997 11:37:55 -0500

Dan Fabulich wrote:
> Girls, as you may have noticed, are definitely NOT pushed towards
> physical activity as children. Stereotypically, the boy plays little
> league baseball while the girl spends time at home with friends. The
> stereotypical boy learns competition, eye-hand coordination and 3D
> conceptualization, the girl learns cooperation, communication and
> intuition. Thus, the stereotypical boy throws better than the
> stereotypical girl.

However, I have also noticed that even the most athletic girls who play
baseball and softball with a similar mania as boys do, still are not as
proficient at overhand throwing as their male counterparts. Those that
come closest tend to have very masculine/malish builds.


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