Prevent injury with these stretches from Dragonwing girlgear

Dynamic Stretching advice from Dr. Lindsay Di Stefano and Dragonwing

by MaryAnne Gucciardi February 05, 2019 3 min read

Nutrition for athletic girls is a source of confidence!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi March 01, 2018 1 min read

Concussions important issue for girl athletes-updated info here

by MaryAnne Gucciardi July 12, 2017 1 min read

There have been many articles and efforts to improve safety on the soccer field for women and girls.  As an update to our posts of six years ago, I provide new information on prevention and training alternatives from Cindy Parlow Cone and Excelle.com Our original articles are here: Don’t be fooled by common misconceptions about ...

Happy Birthday Cindy Parlow Cone

by MaryAnne Gucciardi May 08, 2017 1 min read

Happy birthday to Cindy Parlow Cone, three-time NCAA Women’s Soccer Champion and founding member of the Women’s United Soccer Association, former head coach for Portland Thorns FC and in her first year as coach in her first year as head coach of the Portland Thorns, led the Thorns to the NWSL Championship. Parlow was a member ...

Last Firsts from a Soccer Mom.

by MaryAnne Gucciardi April 12, 2017 1 min read

It is that time of year for parents of high school seniors when we’re enjoying the last -firsts of many club and high school events.  Last first soccer game of the year, last first day of the last semester, last club night.   Looking back at all the things I’ve learned, I’ve decided (rather than wallow), ...

The “why” of Dragonwing girlgear.

by MaryAnne Gucciardi December 13, 2016 2 min read

People often ask me why I am so passionate about sports and girls and I have a simple, important reason – we need this generation of girls, now more than ever, to reach their potential.  Sports participation at any level is one path to actualizing potential –it is established and proven – we don’t need ...

Donate a Sports Bra & Help Keep a Girl in the Game

by MaryAnne Gucciardi September 18, 2015 2 min read

  A sports bra can mean the difference between a girl sitting on the sidelines and being able to play. Without the proper coverage, fit, and support of a sports bra, girls are often too self-conscious or uncomfortable being physically active, so they miss out on the many life- and skill-building benefits – and fun ...

Say Hello to Emma and Sarah!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi August 15, 2014 1 min read

We’re thrilled to introduce two new Dragonwing girlgear bloggers: Emma and Sarah. Emma, who’s now blogging here as EmmaH, is a high school senior who loves soccer, socializing with friends and family, watching Netflix, exercising, and lots more! She joined the Dragonwing team this summer and is helping us with marketing and retail partnerships. I ...

Girls Rule: Sports Bra Anniversary

by MaryAnne Gucciardi July 07, 2014 2 min read

The sports bra will mark an anniversary of sorts on Thursday, July 10: 15 years after 20-year-old Brandi Chastain pulled off her jersey in celebration of her winning goal in the Women’s World Cup and fell to her knees wearing her (plain black) sports bra and shorts. Sports bras came into the public after that and today come ...


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