As part of our efforts to make soccer everyone’s game, we are working to engage more girls in the sport through our United for Girls initiative. Together with our partners, we seek to double both the number of girls impacted by our programs and the number of U.S. Soccer Foundation female coach-mentors.
Girls make up nearly 40% of our Soccer for Success participants and nearly half of our coach-mentors are female. While this percentage is higher than the national average, there is still more to be done to make the sport equitable, especially in underserved communities.
We aim to get more girls and women involved in soccer by:
- Identifying best practices to keep more girls in the game
- Helping community partners recruit, train and engage more female coach-mentors
- Engaging young female leaders who can spearhead these efforts in their local communities
More than 38% of U.S. girls -- vs. 25% of boys -- don't participate in sports.
By age 14, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys.
An estimated 16% of youth sport coaches in the U.S. are women.
Girls with a mentor are two and half times more likely to be confident in their academic performance.
94% of women who hold C-suite level positions are former athletes.
See how soccer can make a difference.
DONATE. Give $30 today to support our female athletes and coach-mentors.
SHARE. Tell your networks that you are supporting the Foundation's work to get more girls in the game. Encourage them to join you.
COACH. Looking to mentor young women through soccer? Check out our list of Soccer for Success locations to find a program near you.
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