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Catchball and the community

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"The success of catchball in Israel can be seen as a challenge to the roles women have traditionally played in the country’s sport and culture. Women’s sports in Israel are underfunded and little covered in the media, and women are expected to work and handle most household responsibilities"

Alexandra Kalev, a sociology professor at Tel Aviv University

Communities in which catchball leagues operate provide women and adolescent girls with the opportunity to participate in a team sport and to develop an enjoyable, healthy pastime that elevates the spirit. In many cases, catchball activities are organized by the players themselves, with a governing council being elected that leads, develops and promotes the local t. Public bodies and\or establishments supporting the process provide professional and administrative assistance to the league. This include Maccabi, Corporate Games, JCC and many more.

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