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Father Coaching Only All-Girls Team in a T-Ball League Teaches Youth Resiliency

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Doyin Richards is an author and public speaker, but most importantly, he’s a father to two young girls.

Even though he didn’t have any sisters to grow up with, Richards labels himself, “The biggest feminist dad you will ever see.”

Currently, Richards coaches his oldest daughter’s T-ball team, which happens to be the only all-girl team in the league.

“We’re teaching them that they can compete with the boys. They can do anything that the boys can do,” he told Upworthy. “We don’t want them to know that when they’re teenagers. We want them to know that now.”

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Kim Constantinesco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14
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