Nine for IX: A Documentary Series

A follow-up to my previous post on Thursday, in 2013 espnW aired a documentary series entitled Nine for IX. This series features 10 films, each of which focuses on a different person, group, and/or event in the history of women’s professional sports. For a full listing of films go HERE. One film in particular focuses on the U.S Women’s National Soccer Team during the late 1990s, and how their struggles and successes had a huge impact on the visibility of women’s soccer in the United States of America and elsewhere.

Since airing the films, ESPN has released Nine for IX to the public for purchase (iTunes and Amazon), although with careful investigation you could probably find them online to watch for free.

This article in the New York Times: gives some more background into the Nine for IX series, which is a must see for anyone interested in learning about the complexities, triumphs, and challenges that women in sports often navigate at the professional level.