“You mean all of the coaches out there are girls, too?!” On a hot, summer day in Denver, Colorado, a team of nine-year-old girls cheered as they sprinted onto the field to meet the first class of Next Wave Coach Academy candidates. Thirteen young women would spend the afternoon working with the team under the […]

Washington, D.C. – Coach-mentors like those in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s national youth soccer program, Soccer for Success, are the key to putting young people on the path to life-long health and wellness, leadership training, and success, participants at a Foundation congressional briefing said Thursday.