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Disabilities Allies Advocacy Group

During the 2021 United Soccer Coaches Digital Convention, Dean Linke sat down with the Disabilities Allies Advocacy Chair Kate Ward to highlight the group’s blog and newsletters in addition to the group’s online curriculum centered around coaching players with disabilities. Watch the interview below!

The transcription of the video above can be found here.

Mission Statement:

The Disability Allies Group is dedicated to providing resources and information, raising awareness, and creating a community for coaches of athletes with disabilities and coaches with disabilities to share experiences and ideas.

About the group:

The group was established in 2016 with the intention of advocating for and raising awareness for coaches with disabilities and coaches of players with disabilities.

The group aims to provide information and resources for the coaching community, specifically group members. Disability Allies looks to promote conversations between coaches with disabilities and those without disabilities, as well as coaches of players with disabilities. It also aims to benefit coaches and members who are curious about various disabilities and how to best coach players with disabilities.


  1. Identify and recruit people who are passionate about and represent different types of disabilities
  2. Gather and provide information about disabilities to members

Disabilities Allies Advocacy Group

Chair, Kate Ward