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LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion

United Soccer Coaches Promotes LGBT Diversity and Inclusion

New Instructional Online Course Helps Educate Coaches on LGBT Diversity and Inclusion

“Camaraderie, compassion, and collaboration are key to a successful team in any sport. We want to help encourage the most respectful, inclusive environments possible across all of soccer.” –Lynn Berling-Manuel, Chief Executive Officer at United Soccer Coaches

United Soccer Coaches is offering an interactive online mini-course developed to help educate coaches about the inclusion and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes. The 10-minute course titled ‘LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion’ is available now as a free public service including a United Soccer Coaches Diploma upon completion.

Our LGBT and Allies Member Community developed the course in partnership with Athlete Ally, a national nonprofit organization that provides public awareness campaigns, educational programming and other resources to foster inclusive sports communities.


LGBT Diversity and Inclusion participants will:
  • Gain an overview of what LGBT means
  • Learn about working with LGBT players and colleagues
  • Know how to become an ally with the LGBT community
  • Be able to lead by example