Girl Boss Sports Partners with Street Soccer Seattle for Women Experiencing Homelessness

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Girl Boss Sports is excited to announce a new partnership with Street Soccer Seattle!

Street Soccer Seattle is all about using soccer for social change. Their mission is “to foster the camaraderie, community, and confidence that are central to the sport of soccer to empower homeless individuals to find greater success and peace in their lives.” Through soccer, a powerful community can be fostered that includes individuals affected by homelessness, coaches, mentors, volunteers, and community partners.  Street Soccer Seattle then uses this team platform to create a training curriculum of job preparation, life skills, and other specialized services, ultimately connecting participants directly to jobs, education, and housing.

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Once a year Street Soccer Seattle is proud to send a team to participate in the Street Soccer USA Cup and represent the city of Seattle. At the cup, players get to speak up about what they play for and learn what it means to represent their home city to the world. Ultimately Street Soccer Seattle’s goal is to look at life beyond the national tournament in supporting players toward achieving their goals off the field. By joining the team, players are able to reconnect with their community and form long-lasting bonds with coaches, volunteers, and their teammates. 75% of Street Soccer players nationally complete a rehabilitation program, further their education, gain employment, or find housing within a year of joining the team.

Girl Boss Sports is excited to be partnering with this amazing organization to build a team for women who are experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area. Our CEO, Sarah Wolfer, will be providing mentorship to the Head Coach of the women’s team as well as other applicable resources to the many other incredible humans who are working tirelessly to get this new women’s team moving forward.

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Practices will be held every Thursday beginning next week (7/11/19) from 5:30-7PM with the location still TBD (though it will be in the University District). Please email chrisburfeind@streetsoccerseattle.org for additional information about this new Street Soccer Seattle Women’s team.

And as always, please help spread the word so we can continue to make an impact on the sports community for girls and women everywhere. Happy Friday all you #GirlBosses out there!

 

 

 

Grit and Grace Podcast Features Girl Boss Sports CEO Sarah Wolfer

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Our CEO, Sarah Wolfer, sat down with Tahverlee of the Grit and Grace Podcast to talk about all things women supporting women, sports, and entrepreneurship. In this episode, they dive deep into the circumstances that led to Sarah starting this company including her very own fight for equal pay at a prior company as well as experiences she had as both an athlete and a coach. If you are ready to learn more about the challenges that female athletes and coaches face and what Girl Boss Sports is doing to help – tune in HERE!

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Grit & Grace is a podcast about strong women doing amazing things in business, fitness and crushing life! Tahverlee interviews some of the most remarkable women who have been so helpful in her entrepreneurial journey and shares the trials and triumphs on their success.

Girl Boss Sports Partners with West Coast Goalkeeping for all your GK Equipment Needs

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Girl Boss Sports is excited to announce another partnership – this time with West Coast Goalkeeping. As the largest goalkeeping outfitter in the US, West Coast GK is ready to assist you with all your Goalkeeping equipment needs. All Girl Boss Sports Goalkeeping Coaches use West Coast Goalkeeping equipment and if you’d like to purchase your own, all Girl Boss Sports clients have been provided with a discount code to utilize. To get the code, email info@girlbosssports.com with West Coast GK in the subject line. You can read about all our partners including West Coast Goalkeeping HERE.

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Girl Boss Sports Goalkeeper Coach Jackie Amrine pictured with her new West Coast Goalkeeping Gloves – If you’d like to book a lesson with Coach Jackie head HERE.

Girl Boss Sports Summer Soccer Camp Announced!

You asked for it and we are providing it! The Girl Boss Sports week-long summer camp is now officially open for registration and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this action-packed adventure to the female soccer player in your life. We have partnered with Forest Ridge School in Bellevue Washington during the week of August 12th – 16th with drop-off times set for 8:30-9AM and pick-up set for 4PM. The camp is entirely led by female soccer coaches who can become dynamic role-models for your daughter and help her learn to “play like a girl.” You can learn more about the summer camp and register HERE.

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We focus on the following key areas:

  • Developing a Champion Mentality – Confidence, Communication, Leadership, Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Respect, Work-Ethic
  • Technical Skills – Footwork, Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Fakes/ Moves
  • Soccer Fitness – Speed, Agility, Endurance, Balance, Leg strength, Flexibility, Coordination

We will also be bringing in inspirational women to talk to our athletes about being successful in sports AND in life. This week is guaranteed to be a fun and learning experience for all female soccer players in the Greater Seattle area!

The total cost for the camp is $400 per athlete. There are limited spots so be sure to register HERE ASAP.

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“Live and Lead for Impact” Podcast Features Girl Boss Sports CEO on Sports, Women in the Workplace, and Advocating for Yourself

Kirsten Ross of the “Live and Lead for Impact” podcast and our CEO Sarah Wolfer sat down and talked all things women in the workplace, leadership, and sports! In this episode, Sarah discusses several experiences that led to the creation of Girl Boss Sports and ways that you can make an impact as well in your own sphere of influence. If you are ready to learn more about ways to take care of yourself, how to develop a support system, and how sports are beneficial for anyone, check out the episode HERE.

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“Mighty Women in March” Series of the “Miss Adventurous Podcast” features Girl Boss Sports CEO Sarah Wolfer

Girl Boss Sports CEO Sarah Wolfer was honored to participate in the Mighty Women in March series through the Miss Adventurous Podcast hosted by Tiffany Rouge. If you missed the recording, you can listen in HERE.

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In this episode we dive into the challenges that happen both on the field and in the workplace for girls and women. Sarah and Tiffany discuss the lessons learned along the way through her sports journey and how she’s bringing that passion to the work of Girl Boss Sports. Tiffany asks a ton of great questions that will give you insight into what it’s like being a “womanpreneur” and give you a behind the scenes look into running Girl Boss Sports. Check it out and share the episode!

Announcing NEW Partnership with GOALS Haiti – Using Soccer to Drive Social Change in Rural Haiti

Girl Boss Sports is excited to announce a new partnership with GOALS HaitiGOALS uses soccer in Haiti to engage youth and their families in programs that emphasize education, health and the environment to improve their quality of life on a daily basis. Through leadership development and social change initiatives they are creating stronger, healthier communities in rural Haiti.

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“At GOALS, our kids are provided the coaching, equipment, food, and water plus the mentoring and team support needed to practice and play competitively. They participate in weekly volunteer community service projects (such as planting trees and litter clean up) and attend a weekly language or health lesson. In addition to our core soccer program, youth and their families may enroll in GOALS’ ongoing literacy classes and are eligible to apply for school tuition support through our Dream Team program. In return their families and communities support our mandate of equal play for boys and girls, parents volunteer by preparing and serving meals and participate in monthly community meetings. Founded in 2010 in the remote village of Destra our programs have been replicated in three different villages near the town of Léogane. We rely on our communities and the trusted relationships we have fostered over the years to provide crucial feedback for our program development and for our response to emergency situations such as Hurricane Matthew. Our success has been due to the collaboration with community leaders and individual family members who know their needs best.”

Now these are some values that Girl Boss Sports can get behind!

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Girl Boss Sports is collaborating with GOALS Haiti on several initiatives to be announced in the coming months including a soccer/ leadership camp in Haiti led by Girl Boss Sports coaching staff, equipment drives, and more. If you are interested in learning more about the amazing work of this organization, you can head HERE.

There are several ways you can support GOALS Haiti – including donating new and lightly used equipment, liking their FACEBOOK page, making a donation, or sponsoring a team.

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The Benefits of Sports for Girls – As told by our CEO Sarah Wolfer on “Read with You” Podcast – Check out the Episode HERE

The “Read with You” podcast is devoted to parents and educators who are passionate about helping young people learn, and the latest episode features our very own CEO on all things girls and sports! If you want to learn how sports will benefit not only your daughter but also the community at large – listen in HERE.

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Girl Boss Sports CEO Sarah Wolfer dives into the the impact that sports can have on education, mental and physical health, and much more in this episode – you don’t want to miss this one! In just 15 minutes you will learn why sports are so beneficial and what you can do NOW to keep your daughter involved in them.

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Woman Wednesday Blog features Girl Boss Sports CEO on the role that sports played in her life – Check it out!

Our CEO Sarah Wolfer has been featured on the “Woman Wednesday” series by My Lilianas. In this article, Sarah discusses the role that sports played in her life and how sports can benefit girls from all walks of life. Sarah also discusses her passions for women supporting women and leadership and how those passions are impacting the work of Girl Boss Sports.

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Here is a sneak peek:

“One of the things I hope you learn from my story is the power that sports can have on anyone and everyone. Being involved with sports provides so many opportunities to teach life lessons and find success on AND off the field. Whether you are someone who has never played before or thinking about getting back into it, just do it! There are a ton of recreational leagues and teams and classes around the nation that could be a great outlet for you and I highly recommend it. And if you are someone with children (or know somebody who has children) I’d encourage you to get them involved in (and help them stay in) sports. If you have girls, it’s even better that you’re reading this. By age 14, girls are 1.5 to 2 times more likely to drop out of sports, and this is incredibly sad to hear. This is due to a ton of reasons including lack of access, costs associated with participation in sports, and lack of positive female role models. These are all things that Girl Boss Sports is working to change.”

Read the full article HERE and don’t forget to share the love!

Girl Boss Sports Partners with Southlake Select Soccer Club in Renton/ Tukwila

All of us here at Girl Boss Sports are excited to announce a new partnership with Southlake Select Soccer Club in the Renton/ Tukwila area.

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What does this mean for you?

If you are looking for a recreational or select soccer team in the Renton or Tukwila areas, then we have just the place we’d recommend – Southlake Soccer Club! Southlake is the branch of Greater Renton Tukwila Youth Soccer Association (GRTYSA) and provides both recreational and select soccer for U10- U19. If you are interested in registering for a Southlake team, head HERE.

With a commitment to two very important goals to Girl Boss Sports, Southlake has shown that their club is ready to take the next step and keep more girls in sports and increase the number of female soccer coaches overall in our region. Girl Boss Sports and Southlake will be meeting to discuss next partnership steps and will keep all our fans and supporters in the loop as things are finalized.

All current members of Southlake Soccer Club will also receive a 25% discount for ANY Girl Boss Sports service in the Greater Seattle Area. If you are interested in this discount, please email Info@GirlBossSports.com to access the code.

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If you would like to discuss possible partnership opportunities for your company/ club/ organization – please do not hesitate to reach out. Girl Boss Sports welcomes partners who are committed to making the sports industry a more inclusive one for the female athletes and coaches who are dedicated to this world.