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 ...
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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), ...
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Intro to Laura

by MaryAnne Gucciardi August 08, 2016 1 min read

Hi everyone! I’m Laura and I am a new ambassador for Dragonwing girlgear. I am in middle school, and my favorite subjects are Math and Spanish. I have always loved Math ever since I was young  because I enjoy solving problems. I have taken Spanish since kindergarten and I really love the language, and I ...
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Girls Sports Bras for a Cause

by MaryAnne Gucciardi October 30, 2015 2 min read

  We’ve been amazed by the response to our request for donations of sports bras for girls in India who are part of Goals for Girls‘ initiative. But we’re just blown away by the efforts of Zoe, a 12-year old, soccer-loving girl from New York state, who took our idea and ran with it. As ...
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What’s So Great about the Women’s World Cup?

by MaryAnne Gucciardi June 26, 2015 2 min read

  My inspiration for Dragonwing girlgear was sparked on the sidelines of North Carolina soccer fields, and I still watch hundreds of girls’ soccer games each year. So you won’t be surprised to hear that I LOVE the Women’s World Cup. My reasons are personal — the level of play is amazing and the stories of ...
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This Dragonwing girl is a Winner!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi August 12, 2014 1 min read

We asked our Instagram followers to post and tag us (@dragonwinggirl) in their throwback sports photos. We reposted every one and followers voted with their “likes.” Our winner is Dorrit E., a terrific all-around athlete who specializes in soccer, rock-climbing, and pretty much every other activity you can imagine! Her photo received more than 200 ...
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First things first…

by Emma August 06, 2014 2 min read

Hi, I’m Emma. I currently live in North Carolina, and I have spent most of my childhood here. When I’m not at school, I’m exercising, working, socializing with friends or family, watching Netflix , eating, or sleeping. And I think I love all of those things equally. I’m a senior in high school and am headed ...
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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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5 Reasons Why Soccer Matters in the US

by MaryAnne Gucciardi July 03, 2014 2 min read

The US Men’s World Cup run may be over, but that doesn’t mean soccer will fall off the sports radar screen here in the US. Taking a contrary view to a recent Wall St. Journal piece on the inevitable US “soccer letdown” and even to the more hopeful Freakonomics podcast, here are 5 reasons why soccer will ...
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