The Goal of the Oaks
In our efforts to support female athletes as they learn the sport of baseball, the Oaks encourage our players by:
• focusing on player development
• encouraging skill building for every girl in our program
• showcasing female leadership
• fighting for equity in sports
• ensuring every player has the opportunity to learn and thrive
We’re happy to share the following books and links, which are inline with the philosophy and goals of the East Bay Oaks.
Health & Safety
PARENTS SHOULD LIMIT SPORTS PARTICIPATION FOR CHILDREN, TRAINERS SAY (NEW YORK TIMES)
STOLEN BASES: WHY AMERICAN GIRLS DON’T PLAY BASEBALL
The author of Stolen Bases says there is no reason women and girls cannot play baseball. Yet women’s participation in the sport comes at a high social cost. The author explores why baseball continues to be a “island of privilege” for men when, in reality, baseball is a sport that should be open for all.
PLAYING WITH THE BOYS: WHY SEPARATE IS NOT EQUAL IN SPORTS
Playing with the Boys offers relevant information critical to understanding the role of gender in sports. The authors not only define the specifics of the problem but also ask questions associated with the formulation of gender roles.
THE FRAILTY MYTH: WOMEN APPROACHING PHYSICAL EQUALITY
The Frailty Myth provides the reader with a eye opening and informative look at how young girls, and women in general, are socially and culturally conditioned to live in relation to men.