The Women’s 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 Haley Carter. To read the full newsletter, click here. 

Letter from the chair, Haley Carter

Friends in the Game,

Exciting times these days! College soccer is back in full swing, the FA Women’s Super League has kicked off, UEFA Women’s Champions League draws have been made, the NWSL play-off race is heating up, and our friends in Europe are starting their 2023 FIFA WWC qualifying matches! Lots of women’s soccer on display and I hope you’re able to catch much of it!

We’ve got an excellent line up for this quarter’s newsletter. We feature Kat Benton- LaEzza, recently hired as an Assistant at Chico State, and we’re fortunate to get a few words from Sam Green at UCLA on how their program is supporting athletes with the NCAA’s recent Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) changes. This is a topic we’ve received a ton of questions on and wanted to make sure we get some information out to you surrounding how coaches can support their athletes in navigating NIL. As always, if you need additional assistance or clarification, our College Services program is available to assist!

We also have several announcements to pass along including the best news yet! Registration for Kansas City 2022 is officially — FINALLY — open! We can’t wait to see all of you back in person and we are so excited about the programming that United Soccer Coaches, in conjunction with all members of the Advocacy Council, are putting together for you. You can find more information about registration and what to expect at this year’s Convention below!

The next announcement we’d like to make, which you can find directly below my correspondence, is that our friends in the Wisconsin Women’s Soccer Advisory Council have arranged some upcoming all-women grassroots coaching courses in Milwaukee! If you know any coaching in the Mid-West who could benefit from this opportunity, please make sure to pass this along. The link to register via Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association is below!

I hope this message finds you well and see you in a couple months. Our next newsletter will be our Convention Preview so be sure to keep your eyes peeled in early January!

Yours in Soccer, 

Haley Carter

United Soccer Coaches Women Coaches Advocacy Group Chair