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Advocacy is defined as the action of advocating, pleading for, or supporting a cause or proposal (W. O. Douglas). Anyone can be an advocate – those who advocate for girls and women in sport are encouraged to become involved with AAHPERD. For more than 110 years AAHPERD has been a voice in the world for all girls and women in sport – athletes, teachers, coaches and administrators at all levels. But advocates are also lawyers and politicians, moms and dads, friends and neighbors…just about anyone. AAHPERD is here for all of you!
Being involved with AAHPERD will:
Not only are you an athlete, but an advocate for sport. You too can speak up! Visit AAHPERD Advocacy and learn about current initiatives for keeping you and your teammates active in sport. Share this information with your parents and neighbors, and get them involved to support sports.