CAL SOUTH AND THE LA84 FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE GRANT PROGRAM FOR FEMALE COACHES

Cal South and the LA84 Foundation are proud to announce a new Grant Program that will benefit 100 current and upcoming female soccer coaches throughout the Southern California region. Cal South will host a three-day event, December 8-10, in Orange County to educate coaches interested in participating.

The event, “Celebrate and Grow Women in Coaching!” will host coaching workshops on Friday and Saturday and will end with a US Soccer National “E” License Course. The following special guests are scheduled to appear: Seattle Reign Head Coach Laura Harvey from the NWSL, Technical Director for Nebraska Maren McCrary, US Soccer WNT Strength & Fitness Coach Dawn Scott and Carrie Taylor, Cal South Staff Coach.

With the support of the LA84 Foundation, this Grant Program will aid Cal South in promoting and assisting female coaches in advancing their knowledge and credentials in the game of soccer and will relieve them of the financial burden associated with coaching clinics.

U.S Women’s National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis praised the grant, expressing needed urgency to help women increase their participation in the game. “It is very important for young female athletes to have positive and relatable role models,” Ellis said. “I believe supporting and encouraging females to either enter, or remain in the coaching ranks is essential on many levels.

These grants offer a chance for coaches to pursue their personal growth and then be able to give back to their players. I applaud LA84 Foundation and Cal South for their continued vision and leadership in advancing the opportunities for female coaches,” she added.

Those interested in the Grant Program can e-mail coachinged@calsouth.com for more information or complete the form below.

WHAT: Celebrate and Grow Women in Coaching!
WHO:  100 female coaches

Scheduled to appear:

  • Laura Harvey, Seattle Reign Head Coach
  • Maren McCrary, Nebraska Youth Soccer and US Soccer “A” License Coach
  • Dawn Scott, US Soccer WNT Strength & Fitness Coach
  • Carrie Taylor, Cal South Staff Coach and US Soccer “A” License Coach

WHEN:

  • December 8-10, 2017
  • December 8 at 5:00pm-9:00pm – Workshop: Celebrate and Grow Women in Coaching!
  • December 9 at 8:00am-4:00pm – “E” License Course
  • December 9 at 4:00pm-7:00pm – Workshop: Celebrate and Grow Women in Coaching!
  • December 10 at 8:00am-6:00pm – “E” License Course

WHERE: Santiago Canyon College at 8045 E Chapman Ave Orange, CA 92869

FEMALE COACHES CAN CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THIS LA84 GRANT

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE E LICENSE COURSE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CELEBRATE & GROW WOMEN IN SOCCER COACHING CLINIC

About Cal South
The California State Soccer Association – South (Cal South) is a 501c(3) California public benefit corporation and is the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation, the United States Youth Soccer, and the United States Adult Soccer Association. Cal South represents over 300 Affiliate Member Leagues and Clubs comprising our membership of more than 204,000 registered players, coaches, referees and league administrators. The organization, with a service area that extends from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders and skill levels.

About the LA84 Foundation
As a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games, the LA84 Foundation continues to be a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and elevating the importance of sports in positive youth development. LA84 seeks to provide an opportunity for every child to participate in sports and experience the wide range of positive outcomes associated with youth sport participation. Since its launch in 1985, LA84 has invested millions in the communities that supported the Games, reaching more than 3 million youth throughout Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego County. The LA84 Foundation continues to promote the spirit of the 1984 Olympic Games by convening and engaging local, national and international audiences about the role of sport in society, and the impact of the Olympic Games on host cities, especially as we look ahead to the 2024 Games. LA84’s headquarters is located in the historic Britt House near downtown Los Angeles, where it houses meeting facilities and the world’s premier sports library. For more information, please visit www.la84.org

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