Soccer for All Youth Program and Coaches Clinic

Youth program at Mercy Street Dallas in June 2018

As part of the Soccer for All Month in June 2018, RISE partnered with MLS to bring leadership and education programming to youth players and coaches in the Dallas and Salt Lake City markets.

RISE facilitated workshops on identity and diversity allowing 23 youth participants at Mercy Street Dallas and 30 youth participants at Zions Bank Real Academy in the Salt Lake City area to reflect on the labels they use to describe their identities. Emphasis was placed on the value of diversity and the benefits of creating an inclusive environment for all. Youth at Mercy Street Dallas also had the opportunity to interact with FC Dallas’ Kyle Zobeck and Francis Atuahene. And youth at Zions Bank also had the opportunity to interact with Real Salt Lake’s Taylor Peay. RISE also trained 11 coaches from Mercy Street Dallas and 12 coaches from the Salt Lake City area to facilitate modules from the RISE leadership program with their middle and high school soccer players. The modules focus on Identity & Diversity, Building Trust, Building Community, and Leadership.

For more information about RISE leadership programs, email education@RISEtoWIN.org.