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A (football) league of their own

Women have been playing football for decades -- mostly on the margins, reports Jane McManus. But this week, U.S. women's national team members have been introducing kids to the sport, and showing them that helmets and pads are not just for boys.

Updated: February 5, 2011, 3:08 PM ET
By Jane McManus

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Okiima Pickett has been spending her days teaching kids how to be a running back. But more importantly, she is showing kids that the position can be played by both men and women.

Pickett is a running back with USA Football's women's national team. Yes, they tackle. It's the first team of its kind, and the players were picked after performing at a high level in the Independent Women's Football League (IWFL). Now, those women are helping boys and girls learn the ...

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