Barb Lazarus

Barb Lazarus is the owner and founder of Game On! Sports Camps 4 Girls, multi-week summer sports day and overnight camps just for girls. (www.gameonsportscamp.com) With a mission that includes empowerment through exposure to and development in a multitude of sports, girls of all athletic abilities, grades preschool through 10th, experience hours of pure fun with the opportunity to grow as an athlete and a person.

Barb graduated with a B.A. from the University of Michigan (1982) and a J.D. from Loyola School of Law (1985), after which she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago office. She went on to grow her own thriving media relations business for over 12 years before shedding her corporate clothing to pursue her dream – Game On! – and the chance to give back to girls sports. Barb is also the author of Game On! Sports Girl Talk, www.gameonsportscamp.com/blog, a blog addressing issues relating to the participation of young girls in sports and fitness, and a proud partner of the Women Talk Sports Network and Pretty Tough Media.

Barb is the proud mother of two, a lifelong athlete, and just plain passionate about sports & fitness for young girls as well as contributing to the fan base of women’s pro and collegiate sports.

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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – Showing Your Support

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – Showing Your Support

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Today, Sept. 25, women (and girls) have cause to make a statement by engaging in physical activity. Sure, every day we all have an abundance of health-related reasons to balance our days with some physical activity.  But National Women’s Health & Fitness Day presents an opportunity for us to make a big deal out of […]

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Girly Girls Can Be Athletes Too

Girly Girls Can Be Athletes Too

February 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

I was at a 2012 holiday party when I heard a young father claim with certainty “my 2-year-old daughter is too much of a Girly Girl to ever play sports.” I have to admit that I was taken aback by the comment for a few different reasons. First of all, this father was writing his […]

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Fun & Inspirational Sports Movies to Watch

Fun & Inspirational Sports Movies to Watch

December 11, 2012 | Comments (1)

Game On! Sports Girl Talk offers you a list of fun and inspirational girl’s/women’s sports movies to watch with your daughters (and sons) during the holidays. So after working up a sweat with active indoor or outdoor fun, time to relax and tune into one of the following:   1)   Bad News Bears (pg) 2)   […]

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Healthy Quenchers For Our Young Athletes

Healthy Quenchers For Our Young Athletes

October 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

As caring parents, we are constantly faced with the challenge of offering satisfying meals and snacks to our active kids. From the perspective of our young athletes, “satisfying” means yummy, filling and fulfilling. This is where your blender can come in so very handy. The smoothie/shake treats you can provide are limitless. Kids love them […]

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Fun Kid-Friendly Exercises Make for Solid Bodies

Fun Kid-Friendly Exercises Make for Solid Bodies

March 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Just let you kids get out there and play! For sure. But how about channeling some of that fun into more focused exercise? Is it really such a bad thing? Is it “over the top” as many would argue? I think not if done the right way. The reality is that you can find plenty […]

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Girls Sports  - Parents Should Talk the Talk

Girls Sports – Parents Should Talk the Talk

March 8, 2012 | Comments (3)

Hope you don’t mind a suggestion: From the beginning, even as young as four-years-old, talk the language with your daughter. Whether you are watching sports on TV, shooting some hoops on the driveway, throwing the softball around in the backyard or playing some basement wall soccer, use the terms specific to each sport. Coaches, instructors […]

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Sports - A Link to World Peace?

Sports – A Link to World Peace?

February 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

  Sports have long been thought of as a vehicle that permits us to rise above differences.  And they do. Many have even gone as far as advocating that sports can cure all that ails relating to intolerance, violence and crisis in our world. I’m not sure I can go that far, but I do […]

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The Value of your Day or Evening Sitter

The Value of your Day or Evening Sitter

January 10, 2012 | Comments (1)

I am willing to bet that most of you reading this blog article have never quite realized the significant role your sitters can play in contributing to the athletic development of your daughters (and sons of course).  I am confident that after you read through, you will begin to think of your day and/or evening […]

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Confidence in Youth Sports Defined

Confidence in Youth Sports Defined

December 10, 2011 | Comments (1)

The great Joe Paterno once opined that while we can’t minimize the importance of pride, loyalty, discipline, heart and mind,  “confidence is the key to all the locks.”  So I was talking with a five-year-old girl today who had just returned from an hour tennis lesson. During the course of our conversation, I asked her […]

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Helping your Athlete with Time Management

Helping your Athlete with Time Management

November 16, 2011 | Comments (2)

  Does your daughter’s typical day look something like this?   SCHOOL – SPORTS – BED       SCHOOL-SPORTS-BED         SCHOOL-SPORTS-BED   Oh yes, with meals and maybe a birthday party squeezed in at times between.   If so, do you worry about finding the time to teach them responsibility, life skills that will shape their character? Of […]

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Girls Sports - A Link to World Peace???

Girls Sports – A Link to World Peace???

October 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

Sports have long been thought of as a vehicle that permits us to rise above differences.  And they do. Many have even gone as far as advocating that sports can cure all that ails relating to intolerance, violence and crisis in our world. I’m not sure I can go that far, but I do feel […]

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Top 10 Character Traits to Instill in our Young Athletes

Top 10 Character Traits to Instill in our Young Athletes

October 5, 2011 | Comments (2)

After informally surveying approximately 50 individuals, including athletic parents, collegiate athletes and coaches from all different sports and levels, these were the top 10 lessons to emphasize and pass down to our young athletes. 1)   Do your best; No one can ask you anything more than to give it your all. 2)   Train hard and […]

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