Tune in for Thursday's Facebook Live on 'Diversity & Inclusion in Youth Sports'

Join us on Thursday, July 16 for another Facebook Live episode, sponsored by Verizon. We will be joined by Positive Coaching Alliance‘s National Partnerships & Marketing Manager Marti Reed and San Francisco Elite Academy‘s Chief Diversity Officer Chance Daniel for a topic called “Importance of Diversity & Inclusion in Youth Sports.”

Positive Coaching Alliance has been a Players First partner since US Club Soccer launched the initiative in 2015, and San Francisco Elite Academy has earned a coveted Players First license after proving its commitment to the Players First philosophy and pillars.

The episode will focus on how a club’s leadership, coaches, facilities and policies set the tone for the club community. We will also discuss how sports provide a unique opportunity to foster a more inclusive and diverse environment, and offer advice on how this culture can be developed in your club. 

Reed played softball at UCLA from 2008-2012, where she won a National Championship and graduated with a degree in Sociology. As a coach, national speaker and mentor, she specializes in working with athletes prepare for life outside their game with the same commitment they brought to their sport. Reed offers 1:1 utility training, team training sessions and has been a featured speaker at several events across the country.

Daniel studied law at San Francisco State and holds a masters degree in Organization and Leadership from USF. Daniel is a technical director for the San Francisco Vikings Club where he also serves as a head coach for two girls’ teams, and was recently named the Chief Diversity Office for the club. Overall he has over 15 years of coaching experience and a coaching philosophy centered around guided discovery, effort, and positive reinforcement.


A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike, DICK'S Sporting Goods and Gatorade.

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