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My name is Jennifer Lopez-Valencia and I'm 11 years old in 6th grade. I started playing soccer with Girls Leading Girls in 4th grade.
"When I was in 4th grade at E.R. Taylor Elementary I joined the Girls Leading Girls after school program. I joined because I wanted to try something new because I never really got an all girls soccer experience before. This was the first time I had a female coach and it feels better because the coaches are more understanding.
Since then, I was offered a scholarship to play on the Girls Leading Girls Sf Sol Club competitive team. This was the place for me because before it was harder to fit in with the boys on the coed team I played on before.
I'm now in 6th grade at St. James in San Francisco. When I"m older I want to be the Director of Kaiser! I like helping people and I always take care of my 9 year old brother when he's sick- I just know what medicines to give him now.
I definitely want to play soccer in high school and college. I hope I can get a scholarship to play in college. Since being part of Girls Leading Girls I feel more confident, I feel like a leader, and I feel like I can express myself."
Winter Program with Girls Leading Girls and SF Sol January-March 2018
This Winter we are offering a NEW option! Instead of the city futsal league we are happy to offer a less hassle, more consistent and well maintained gym that is close by, with a more Girls Leading Girls approach.
*INDOOR FUTSAL INTER-LEAGUE with Girls Leading Girls/SF Sol teams at Hi-Five Sports Zone (19th ave and Geary Blvd) for girls in grades 3rd-7th ONLY. This inter-league will run for 8 weeks from January 3- February 28th, 2018. ALL games will be at HiFive Sports Zone gym on Saturday or Sunday at either 8am or 6:30pm. One practice a week per team for one hour on either Wednesday or Thursday sometime between 4:00pm-7:30pm. Cost for this all inclusive option is $295 per player. Players will be placed on their current Sol teams. Teams need a minimum of 8 players and maximum of 12. Teams will be divided in groups playing against other Sol and a few non-Sol invite only teams within one grade difference- i.e. a 4th grade team will get to play against a 5th grade team and a 3rd grade team in their group. Winners of each group will get prizes! A limited number of teams will be accepted due to space limitations so sign up asap!
*Winter leadership and skills clinics once a week, players will be divided up by age/grade. Open to players in grades 2nd-9th. No games. Cost is $175 per player. Days will be either Wednesday or Thursday for an hour sometime between 4:00pm-6:00pm.
We hope you'll join us for a fun winter season so the girls can keep getting touches on the ball, game experience, girls leadership coaching, and continued team chemistry to build for the Spring season! All players that sign up for any of the above options will get to participate in our winter RUNNING CLUB once a week for an hour at Polo track field on Tuesdays from 4:45pm-5:45pm.
Fill out the form below and submit your payment via paypal to secure your spot! Registration will close once we reach maximum capacity.
Please NOTE practice and Game schedules will be posted by November 30th, 2017!
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Join us in EARLY GIVING TUESDAY to reach more girls!
MVP- Provide our program for free to 50 girls in poverty in SF: $1,000.00
Goal Scorer- 3 months of soccer for 3 girls in the Tenderloin: $600.00
Game Changer- provide equipment for a school team in the Mission: $100.00
We are hiring!
Part-time Program Assistant and part-time coaches!
Position: Girls Leading Girls Program Assistant
Location: San Francisco
Hours: 20 hours a week, with required hours of 3:30-6:30pm 4 days during the week and one weekend day
Start Date: August 2017 for one year minimum commitment
Girls Leading Girls is a 501c3 nonprofit that trains young women in leadership and life skills through soccer. We work with over 250 girls every year on and off the field providing team play, camps, clinics, conferences, workshops. This year we are expanding to Oakland, CA and Nicaragua! We are looking for a passionate self-started to join our San Francisco team.
Every staff supports the mission of the non-profit Girls Leading Girls: to train young women in leadership and life skills through soccer. Our programs focus on three main areas: skill development through soccer training and competitive play, leadership training through our junior coaches and career mentoring programs, andcharacter building through our community service initiatives both at home and abroad. To date, we have over 200 girls in our programs from various socio-economic backgrounds and ages.
1. Program Support: Attend and help plan Girls Leading Girls coach trainings and professional development sessions, usually 2-4 per season. Lead recreational team soccer sessions weekly following the GLG curriculum. Assist with coach recruitment, training, managing.
2. Administrative Support: Send weekly team emails, confirm player and coach attendance each week, help with registration, and general administrative support. Sort, label, and give out coach equipment as well as collect at end of season.
3. Event Support: Help plan and attend GLG events throughout the year with ED. Attend league meetings and networking events to represent GLG.
Qualifications: Comfortable working with children ages 7-16, parents and coaches. Must have strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills; must be organized, patient, reliable, and able to multitask. Taking initiative is required in this role. Skills in social media, excel Google apps are required.
Training: Sign up and complete the F & E coaching courses as well as the league coaching required certifications, on-going curriculum and soccer training provided.
Compensation: Pay range from $20,000-$25,000 annual salary for 20 hours a week part-time hours. GLG will cover the cost of any coaching licenses successfully completed. Possible promotion and/or pay increase at the end of one year term based on performance.
To Apply: Please e-mail Brianna Russell your resume and cover letter: email@example.com
Professional Level: Entry level
3-7 hours a week coaching a team of girls Monday-Friday practice and one game on the weekends in San Francisco.
Email your resume and cover letter to Brianna@girlsleadinggirls.org
June 17, 2017 Soccer Jamboree!
Parents, daughters, sons, adults, friends, siblings, join us on June 17, 2017 for a fun Soccer Jamboree!
This Jamboree is hosted by Girls Leading Girls and Siena Clark, our Lead High School Junior Coach as a fundraiser to bring community members together for a fun day of soccer games, activities, and prizes!
Where: Beach Chalet Soccer Field #1 in Golden Gate Park, SF
Cost: Suggested donation per participant of $15-$30
Who can participate? Parents, siblings, girls.
Fun game stations with prizes, a mini-tournament for your gender/age group with at least two short games that day, and cool vendors like Jamba Juice & Muscle Milk!
Teams: 7-10 players per team, based on registration we will mix teams together or play small sided games. Register as an individual, you can include your team name if you have a team already. If you don't have a team we will add you to one in your age and gender group!
Please indicate each participants age, name, and preference for team placement.
If you’re interested in volunteering please email your host- Siena Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Leading Girls & SF Sol FC Soccer Program
By Natasha Scott, 8th grader at Zion Lutheran, on the SF Sol Warriors 03 Gold Travel team
Shout outs are something that Sol does as a team at the end of each practice and game. It is when all the players have a chance to compliment their team mates about their hard work. I think that shout outs are a great way to notice everyone's hard work and effort. Because games and practices can leave the team disappointed and frustrated at times, it can be hard to channel that in a positive way. Shout outs are a way to do that though and be encouraging to your team mates. When you notice and comment on your team mate's effort and hard work they are giving to the team, it can mean a lot. When I joined Sol 2 seasons ago I thought one of the coolest things were shout outs and the type of environment it makes. Everyone is so kind, fun, and positive toward one another. The soccer team I came from before Sol was a great team but honestly not very kind toward each other. So I thought this was so amazing and a super smart idea. For this reason I told my basketball coach at my school what shout outs were and suggested that the basketball team do it at the end of each practice and game too. She loved the idea and now we do it at basketball all the time. I truly do think that it has brought the team together more and made everyone a little more kind. With shout outs no one leaves the field (or court) mad at each other. Instead we remember how hard we all worked and that any mistakes made will help us in the future. Shout outs have changed the way I play soccer, and I think I could easily say it has changed many of my team mates.
JOIN US THIS SUMMER 2017 for multiple weeks of Summer Camp!
E.R. Taylor Elementary’s Free After School Program
By Jennifer Otsuki, Girls Leading Girls Intern, USF Student
The weather was gloomy, and with on and off showers the entire day, practice had to be moved indoors. I was initially disappointed by the fact that I wouldn’t be witnessing a full practice, yet as I walked into the school, we were surrounded by a group of excited young girls, asking in anticipation whether Girls Leading Girls would happen today. I was already witnessing the effect of Girls Leading Girls, just in the first few minutes before the program had even started.
I was tasked with interviewing and taking portraits of the girls; Esmeralda, who was called upon as the first volunteer by her peers, had on a pink bow and a Minnie Mouse shirt with a pink backpack. Her favorite color is pink. She spoke about Girls Leading Girls with a reserved giddiness, enthused in telling me about how she was taught to kick the ball with the inside of her heel as opposed to her laces. In fact, this information was bestowed on me by many of the girls, recalling the lesson clearly. Each girl was courteous and respectful, and smiled while talking about the program. Ashley, who volunteered herself to go second, told me that Girls Leading Girls had taught her friendship and leadership, while Genesis told me that she loved playing with a group of respectful girls. Each girl had positive feedback about the program, and it was easy to tell they enjoyed being there.
I think the girls’ responses were best summarized by this quote from Clarissa, “My favorite thing about Girls Leading Girls is playing soccer with other girls, playing good and playing safe.” I left the school feeling joyful, knowing that these girls are learning valuable skills that will last them a lifetime.