Is your daughter (niece, cousin, god-daughter) ready to take her game to the next level? Well, you’re in luck! There’s a new face in town making waves in the Seattle soccer community with the creation of Girl Boss Sports which provides private soccer lessons FOR girls BY women. Currently, Girl Boss Sports has soccer coaches from Everett through Seattle and down into Pierce and Kitsap Counties with just about every location in-between. (Coaches are available now or are soon to be hired).
Girl Boss Sports loves to work with female soccer players of all skill and ability levels from ages 4 – 24 and over, and there are several packages available to meet the financial, geographical, and individual needs of each client. They offer 1 on 1 (or up to 10:1) training with female soccer coaches who “have been there too” and understand what it takes to be successful in sports AND in life. Also, they are proud to have helped many female athletes throughout the Seattle area improve not only in soccer, but in other closely related areas.
They have helped athletes become the captains of their soccer teams, make the team they tried out for, get scholarships at the college they dreamed of, and even learn how to play soccer at its most basic level. Coaches at Girl Boss Sports work with the athletes and families to create an individualized training plan to achieve whatever their soccer dream is. Our soccer lesson plans are based on individual skill and developmental levels as well as priorities identified by the athletes and their families.
In addition to high-level soccer skill development, coaches work with athletes on other challenges that can come up for girls and women during their athletic careers and lives. With a focus on leadership, confidence building, and communication, Girl Boss Sports athletes are better prepared to tackle anything that life throws their way. Whether it is learning how to ask a teammate to pass her the ball, handling unfair calls that a ref (or life) can throw her way, or how to develop her leadership skills on and off the field, Girl Boss Sports coaches are here to help.
She is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Girl Boss Sports. She has been coaching soccer for 15 years in many settings including for schools, clubs, colleges, and privately held sessions. Sarah, who is still an athlete herself with the Seattle Majestics Professional Tackle Football team, has played soccer for 25 years (including semi-professionally in the Women’s Premier Soccer League) and created Girl Boss Sports in 2018 to meet the unique needs of female athletes that aren’t currently being met elsewhere.
With many of the coaching positions she has held in her past, Sarah has found that there was often a lack of focus on developing the girls side of the school, club, or company. However, since Title IX passed in 1972 (which helped to level the playing field for girls involved in sports by preventing discrimination in funding), there have been ever increasing numbers of female athletes in the US and globally.
In their “Women’s Football Survey,” FIFA reports that in 2014 there were close to 2.3 million female soccer players in the US and Canada. At Girl Boss Sports, and for the many coaches working there, this number represents all the little girls who could be better served by a company that is devoted solely to the unique needs that female athletes have.
A secondary mission of Girl Boss Sports is to increase the number of female sports coaches in this world.
As the number of women sports coaches continues to stagnate and even decline, Girl Boss Sports couldn’t have come at a better time. For soccer worldwide, only 7% of coaches are female and here in the United States, the number is higher at 21%, but still not anywhere close to where it should be.
To address this, they are removing many barriers that have kept women from coaching elsewhere by supplying all necessary coaching equipment (at no cost to the coach), providing ongoing training and support for first-time and experienced coaches, and creating a community for all coaches to learn from and support one another. Girl Boss Sports believes that “you can be what you can see” and model what it means to be a successful female athlete and woman in this world for every young athlete to see. If you are interested in becoming a paid coach at Girl Boss Sports – head HERE to learn more.
There are coaches all throughout Snohomish, King, Pierce, and Kitsap Counties; with many more reaching out to join the team every week. For those who are reading this and love the concept but wish it was available in your region and/or sport; never fret! Girl Boss Sports is working on expanding into other sports and geographical regions in the future. Join the email list HERE to stay up to date on all the newest happenings. You can also follow along the journey via social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn) under the name “Girl Boss Sports.” They believe in the power of women supporting women, leadership, and sports and this is at the heart of what we do.
If you are ready to take the next step, you can book a session now or learn more HERE.
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