Try (it) Out Tuesday: November 7

Try (it) Out Tuesdays: Recreation Department challenges girls+ to experiment with new sports

Published September 29, 2023 | Updated October 30, 2023

The Piedmont Recreation Department (PRD) invites girls+ ages 6-16 to experiment with new sports at the final Try (it) Out Tuesday of the fall - an evening hands-on activities for current and aspiring athletes of all skill levels.

Coming up on November 7th, Try (it) Out Tuesdays offers girls of all skill levels an opportunity get hands-on with a new sport, meet coaches, ask questions, and learn about opportunities to keep playing throughout the year.

Participation in sports builds skills that support girls throughout their lives, teaching leadership, discipline, and teamwork. Research has shown a direct link between participation in sports and better educational opportunities, positive health outcomes, and improved career outcomes for girls. Girls who participate in sports have been shown to experience lower rates of depression and higher self-esteem than their non-athlete peers.

One Try (it) Out Tuesday events remains this fall

The first two Try (it) Out Tuesday events of the season each drew over 60 attendees. PRD hopes to see similar or greater numbers at the final event in the series:

  • Tuesday, November 7, 5:30-7:30pm
    Piedmont Middle School Gyms
    Sports: Basketball with PMS & PHS Players and Coach Bryan Gardere

Try (it) Out Tuesdays are free to attend, but advance registration on Community Pass is encouraged to help the Department plan for adequate staffing. Try (it) Out Tuesdays is an inclusive event open to all female-identifying youth, as well as non-binary, gender nonconforming, and genderqueer individuals.

Try (it) Out Tuesdays part of larger Piedmont Recreation efforts to support girls’ sports

Try (it) Out Tuesdays are just one of the Piedmont Recreation Department’s initiatives to empower young women through athletics. Last spring, Piedmont Recreation’s Title IX basketball jersey initiative was recognized by the California Park & Recreation Society as “Outstanding JEDI Program or Event” of the year.

The Department’s annual Play Like a Girl+ event offers hands-on activities for over 20 different sports, live demonstrations on a main stages, and Q&A and meet-and-greet opportunities with professional female athletes. Last year, the event drew over 700 young women from throughout the Bay Area.