New COST-EFFECTIVE Soccer Coaching Service FOR Girls BY Women Announced in Greater Seattle Area

Girl Boss Sports walks the talk when it comes to our mission and values, and here at Girl Boss Sports we believe that ALL girls who want to play soccer should be able to… And that is why we are bringing you – the Greater Seattle Area – additional options that can fit various pricing needs for you and your family.

For those in the soccer community who haven’t heard of Girl Boss Sports before, here’s what we offer that differentiates us from our competition. We are here to help female soccer players learn to “play like a girl” through personalized soccer skill development,  and communication/ leadership training all while having a female coach to learn from. We provide soccer clinics, private soccer lessons (for individuals or with up to 10 friends), and soccer camps for female athletes with female coaches. We believe in the power of female athletes having female role-models to look up to who understand what it’s like and who can ultimately better support our athletes in becoming successful on AND off the field.

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Typically in the private coaching world, prices range wildly but almost always are sky high (sometimes more than $100 an hour at other companies!). To combat that, we have now launched “Cost Effective” options in Seattle, the U-District, Queen Anne, Ballard, Shoreline, Lynnwood, Redmond, Bellevue, Tukwila/ Renton, Auburn, Tacoma, and Kitsap County (more locations coming soon).

Here’s how it works:

  1. You sign-up for this option at GirlBossSports.com/Services/CostEffective/

  2. You will select your preferred training location (from the cities mentioned above – and we are hiring coaches in many more locations soon), the athlete’s age (2-19+), and the maximum price point per week you would like to pay for the group lessons.

  3. We will then MATCH you with other player(s) in your area (based on the criteria above) who would like to join you in a lesson – bringing the cost down to the point you can afford. The more players that join a lesson, the cheaper it is per athlete.

  4. It may take longer to get a session booked as we need to wait until enough players join the program in your price point, age-range, and location – so spread the word to your friends and teammates!

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We have a ton more services available at Girl Boss Sports, including Skill Clinics, Private Training (1:1 or 1:10 with everything in-between), Summer Camps, and even the “Play like a Girl” Online Institute for those of you who don’t have a Girl Boss Sports coach in your area. Check out our WEBSITE for a full list of available services and sign up for our email list to be contacted as new services become available in your area (as we are always expanding).

Please send any questions you have to Info@GirlBossSports.com. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

 

 

 

ICYMI… Wise and Well Academy features Girl Boss Sports CEO Sarah Wolfer for #WellnessWednesday

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#WellnessWednesday, is a blog series by the Wise and Well Academy intended to draw upon the expertise and passion of others within the health and wellness sphere. Each week, they partner with an industry thought leader, wellness-preneur, or a passionate Wise & Well community member to explore a set of questions related to overall wellness. Last Wednesday, Girl Boss Sports CEO Sarah Wolfer was interviewed for the series. Check out the full story HERE. Thanks Wise and Well Academy for the fun interview!

Girl Boss Sports Announces Sunday Morning Soccer Clinics (For Ages 7-14) During the Month of March in Seattle Area

Girl Boss Sports is excited to announce a NEW SERVICE for the Seattle area soccer community with the addition of Skill Clinics for the female soccer players in your life! In addition to the private lessons that are available throughout the Greater Seattle area (current locations include Seattle, Renton/ Tukwila, Auburn, Tacoma, Port Orchard, and Bremerton), Girl Boss Sports is now offering group training Skill Clinics at the Tukwila Community Center on Sunday Mornings throughout the month of March. The cost for the 5 Sundays (which are 90 minutes long) is $125 per athlete total.

If you daughter is 7-10 years old, the Skill Clinic will run from 8:30-10AM. If your daughter is 11-14 years old, the Skill Clinic will run from 10:30AM – 12PM.

With tryouts for many of the local club teams set to happen beginning in April and May, these Skill Clinics are the perfect way to brush up on your skills and get ready! Soccer players from any and all clubs are welcome to attend our clinic. Your daughter will develop a variety of soccer techniques and be challenged and inspired to be the best she can be on AND off the field as at Girl Boss Sports we focus on mentality, technique, and soccer fitness. Finally, we have a 1:9 – Coach to Player Ratio for maximum effectiveness and learning.

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If you are wondering what we will actually do… here is a sneak peak!

Week 1 – March 3rd

  • Technique: Dribbling and Footwork
  • Mentality: Developing a Champion Mentality and Decision-Making
  • Soccer Fitness: Speed and Agility

Week 2 – March 10th

  • Technique: Juggling and Fakes/ Moves, Footwork Review
  • Mentality: Confidence and Self-Talk
  • Soccer Fitness: Balance and Leg Strength

Week 3 – March 17th

  • Technique: Passing and Receiving, Ball Accuracy, Defensive Tactics
  • Mentality: Teamwork, Communication, and Sportsmanship
  • Soccer Fitness: Endurance Fundamentals

Week 4 – March 24th

  • Technique: Shooting Technique and Offensive Tactics, Small Sided Games
  • Mentality: Leadership and Becoming Captain
  • Soccer Fitness: Flexibility and Coordination

Week 5 – March 31st

  • Technique: Week 1 – 4 Review and Improve, Larger Scrimmage
  • Mentality: Game Ready (Putting it all Together)
  • Soccer Fitness: Soccer Fitness Review

Is your daughter ready to take her game to the next level?

Register HERE before all the spots are taken!

 

 

#BossBabe Love Month Series by Virtually Untangled features Girl Boss Sports CEO Sarah Wolfer

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HUGE Shout out to Virtually Untangled for the amazing collaboration. If you haven’t checked out Virtually Untangled yet, we highly recommend that you do. Thanks for doing all that you do Crystal.

 Crystal Kordalchuk of Virtually Untangled – “I’m here with something exceptionally different today (all month long actually – twice a week) and very excited to share the first of eight special stories from seven very exceptional #BossBabe women whom I’ve met virtually over the last handful of years.

In speaking with women from all over the world I realized there was a need for more storytelling. Stories just like theirs needed to be spread socially through my blog for many reasons … First, to show support to all the hardworking women hustling out there to building their dream empires! I wanted to connect with these women to have them dig deep … tell the raw truth behind how they built their empires, their personal successes, their struggles and how they got to where they are today. And secondly, I am hoping that these #BossBabe stories will empower and inspire other women to follow their passion and make their dreams a reality by kicking discrimination to the curb. 

Now, here today, I’m over the moon excited to share the first of this #BossBabe series. Here is Sarah’s story …” 

Read the full story HERE.

Girl Boss Sports is Hiring in Seattle!

APPLY HERE!

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Girl Boss Sports is in Seattle, WA and is here to help female soccer
players learn to “play like a girl” through personalized skill development, and
communication/ leadership training all while having a female coach to learn from.

**We are currently hiring coaches in the following regions:
Seattle, Shoreline, Bellevue, Renton, Kent, and Tacoma**

Why Girl Boss Sports?
• Complete online orientation and training program to continuously grow your skills
• Weekly open hours for Q&A with Girl Boss Sports staff via Zoom
• Access to a community of other Girl Boss Sports coaches
Flexible work schedule based around the needs of you and your clients
• Excellent pay per session – $$$
• All sessions are covered with limited liability insurance
• Girl Boss Sports will match you with clients in your geographic region
• All equipment necessary for sessions is provided to you
• Perfect opportunity for moms, side-hustlers, and both new and current coaches
• Excellent resume builder to help you land the next coaching job

Expectations of Girl Boss Sports Coaching staff:
• Minimum of 20 hours per month (or 5 hours per week) of sessions
• Complete online training courses created for Girl Boss Sports coaches
• Wear Girl Boss Sports attire to all sessions (provided by Girl Boss Sports)
• Positively represent the Girl Boss Sports community

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Learn more at GirlBossSports.com

Introducing Girl Boss Sports: What’s it all about?

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Women across the country have better career opportunities than ever before in many industries, but in the world of coaching, that is unfortunately not the case. Gender equity in coaching has continued to plateau and even decline across sports and this continues to be the case for soccer worldwide, where only 7% of coaches are female according to FIFA’s 2014 Women’s Football Survey. Here in the United States, the number is much higher at 21%, however the further in administrations you go, the less visible women are. According to the FIFA survey, women account for only 8% of the total number of executive committee and board members globally and that number is 19% here in the US.  

The CEO of Girl Boss Sports, Sarah Wolfer, has been coaching for 15 years in several US states including Florida, Oregon, and Washington and has seen many of these issues firsthand. In one club, Sarah remembers looking at the website and seeing 13 Directors listed. Of those 13 directors, zero were women – including the Director of Coaching for Girls. Across the entire list of clubs and teams that Sarah has coached for, there has consistently been an extreme under-representation of female coaches (often Sarah has been the only female coach in a club or region), and this is something Girl Boss Sports aims to change. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) having worked in social services in both Florida and Washington state, Sarah is not unfamiliar with other forms of discrimination and harassment that women face in the workplace in general. As almost any woman will tell you, there is still significant progress needed for women across industries and it was the culmination of these life experiences for Sarah that led to the creation of Girl Boss Sports.  

There are many reasons for the current state of female coaches across sports, including but not limited to the sexism that has been dubbed “the glass sideline” by Dr. Jen Welter, who was the first woman to coach in the NFL and understands the challenges of coaching “in a man’s world.” Other factors adding to the lack of female coaches across sports include poor recruitment practices, discrimination in hiring, inaccessibility for moms to continue or begin coaching, and the direct result of the enactment of Title IX which began in 1972. Title IX was created to provide equitable opportunities for male and female athletes which led to increased progress in the sports world for girls and women, but this has had unintended consequences for female coaches.  

While the number of female coaches has stagnated, the opposite is true for the number of girls participating in the sport worldwide as a result of this enactment. The United States and Canada account for almost half of the 4.8 million female soccer players registered globally which clearly illustrate the growth opportunity for women to enter and remain in the soccer coaching realm. However, as a result of the increase in funding being funneled to girls and women’s sports, men realized that this could be a lucrative and sustainable career opportunity for them as well. Add to that the double standard of it being socially acceptable for men to coach women’s sports but not as much for women to coach men’s sports, this has led to decreased opportunities for women to secure coaching positions across sports.  

With this room to grow, Girl Boss Sports is working to increase the number of female coaches through specialized training, ongoing support, and a flexible schedule to meet the needs of women coaching soccer, starting first here in Seattle, WA. If you are a current or former athlete and are interested in applying to be a soccer coach in the Seattle area, head to our “Apply to Coach” page – (new or experienced coaches may apply). **We are currently hiring in the following regions: Seattle, Shoreline, Renton, Kent, Bellevue, and Tacoma.**

Girl Boss Sports also believes that girls can achieve more in sports and in life when they have coaches and role-models to look up to who understand the unique challenges that female athletes face. In addition to soccer specific skill development, we also work on leadership, communication, and social skills that are necessary in sports and over the lifespan. The CEO of Girl Boss Sports, Sarah Wolfer, explains that it was her experience as an athlete and as a coach that prepared her to stand up to discrimination and harassment that she has faced over the years in many industries and even recalls the experience of securing equal pay for herself at one such agency. “It took a lot of courage to stand up to issues like this, that we women face.” Sarah went on to state that “I strongly believe that the leadership and communication skills I learned as an athlete beginning at a young age helped me learn to be assertive as a woman and leader in the workplace.” Sarah also points to the positive female role-models that she has had throughout her life, playing a vital role in her development as an athlete and a woman in this society. It is because of this experience and so many others, that here at Girl Boss Sports, we believe that “you can be what you can see” and empower our clients through personalized soccer lessons with an all-female coaching staff.  

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If you are ready to get started, head to our “Services” page for additional package information.  

Girl Boss Sports is changing the game for female athletes and coaches alike and we hope that you will join our community and see the many benefits of “playing like a girl.”  To stay up to date with the newest happenings at Girl Boss Sports, join our email list.

We look forward to connecting with you. 

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