Women’s World Football Show, Episode 192 Features exclusive interviews with USWNT U-20 Head Coach Laura Harvey and youth soccer coach Scott McDoniel; plus soundbites from President of San Diego NWSL Jill Ellis; and USWNT stars Becky Sauerbrunn and Kristie Mewis
On this episode we’re exploring women in coaching and leadership with some of the best coaches and players in the game. And take a look at some of the programs being implemented right now at different levels from US Soccer to a local St. Louis youth club.
One of the most accomplished coaches in soccer, Laura Harvey stops by to discuss her role in US Soccer’s SheChampions Coaching Mentorship Program and some of the ways she’s helping develop and give opportunities to the next generation of women coaches.
As USWNT U-20 head coach, Laura is not just mentoring coaches, she’s influencing the lives of young players as they take the journey to the pros and beyond. We talk with Laura about the importance of creating opportunities for women within sport, pathways for coaches, her own development as a coach, and more. This is an interview you want to hear and share! (19′)
As the Girls Program Director at St Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club, Scott McDoniel helped spearhead the launch of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, that is the just might be the first of its kind in youth soccer.
Scott shares his experience running the program that includes over 500 girls in SLSG’s soccer community. The program provides scholarships for women to pursue coaching certification, coaching clinics with women in business, mentorships with other coaches and former players, and more. If you’re looking for a way to implement such a program at your own local club, this is the interview for you! (48′)
We’ll also hear from former USWNT manager Jill Ellis on her Foundation’s role in the mentorship program at US Soccer. Now president of the NWSL’s newest team in San Diego, Jill shares her ideas on bringing a women’s initiative to the local community and how her club will impact young women in the game. (8′)
Becky Sauerbrunn & Kristie Mewis
The USWNT stars talk briefly about their head coach Vlatko Andonovski and what makes him one of their favorite coaches. (1:06′)
Learn more about the SheChampions Mentorship Program – https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2021/05/us-soccer-announces-participants-for-shechampions-coaching-mentorship-program
Learn about the Women’s Leadership Initiative – http://www.slsgsoccer.com/
San Diego NWSL – https://www.sandiegonwsl.com/
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Photos Courtesy of: US Soccer
Original Broadcast Date: June 21, 2021
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