When Major League Soccer announced it would be establishing a franchise in St. Louis, the city was ecstatic. And with this announcement came the introduction of the first all-female-led ownership group in professional sports. On the heels of this introduction was the reassessment of the SLSG MO Girls Coaching Staff, including all levels of play: Club, Premier, Elite, and ECNL. SLSG is of one of the most well-known clubs in the midwest, and the idea of increasing the number of female coaches/role models in a division of over 1,100 young girls needs immediate attention as well as long-term planning.
The 2020 season, although cut short due to the pandemic, still did not keep the club from creating and developing new programs such as The Initiative. The program, powered by SLSG, presents a mission with sights set on Generating Role Models for young women within SLSG and beyond and Provides Guidance in the Art of Coaching, Leadership, and Communication. To date the the program has proven successful during it's pilot phase. With over fifty SLSG coaches and playes participating in bi-monthly educational webinar discussions and guest speaker appearences about such topics as 'leadership style', 'qualities of a good coach', 'communication tips for leaders', and the 'power of personal reflection in leadership'.
In the fall of 2021 SLSG will host the first full year with plans to start the year off with an onsight workshop, followed by webinars, guest speakers, as well as an opportunity to participate in a Grassroots Coaching Course hosted by US Soccer.
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