The Disabilities Allies Coaches Advocacy Group distributes a quarterly newsletter to keep its members up to date on news, deadlines and other association happenings. The newsletter also serves to let members know what the group is working on, highlighting group members and information on how you can get involved. Below is a letter from group chair Kate Ward. To read the full newsletter, click here.

To our Coaching Community,

I hope that you and your loved ones have continued to stay safe and healthy during these times. The last few months have been overwhelming in many different ways.

As our society becomes increasingly divided and politicized, my hope is that we can continue to turn to our beautiful game to unite us.

United Soccer Coaches proudly stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and we are committed to ending the systematic and systemic racism that plagues our country. It is more important than ever that we as coaches use our platforms to create inclusive, anti- racist environments and to build cultures rooted in inclusivity, kindness, and humility.

United Soccer Coaches also remains committed to helping our community through this global pandemic. Please continue to utilize our Resource Page as we begin to return to play at the college, high school, and youth levels.

Every representative of our game, from coaches to players to administration, has a responsibility to examine ourselves and our community on a daily basis, and ensure that we are doing our part to structure our programs and community for the safety, success, and well-being of everyone within it.


Kate Ward