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Jul, 2021

NJ Youth Soccer Launches Growing the Girls Game (G3) Initiative

G3 Focuses on Increasing Opportunities and Participation for Girls and Women in Youth Soccer

Today, New Jersey Youth Soccer proudly introduces the NJYS Growing the Girls Game (G3) Initiative. This new initiative focuses on empowering females both on and off the field, and at all ages and stages of the soccer experience. With an emphasis being placed on the girls’ youth game, the G3 Initiative endeavors to introduce more girls and women to opportunities in the game while also helping to grow female participation in administration, coaching, refereeing and playing.

Full breakdown of opportunities being introduced by the NJYS G3 Initiative:

1. NJYS Internship Sponsored by adidas

2. Coaching Education Scholarships

  • NJYS Y-Course sponsored by JAG-ONE Physical Therapy
  • NJYS State Certification Courses sponsored by WAGS (equipment sponsored by Kwik Goal)
  • US Soccer Grassroots License sponsored by WAGS
  • US Soccer D-License sponsored by WAGS
  • US Soccer C-License sponsored by WAGS (equipment sponsored by Veo)

3. ODP Scholarship Sponsored by US Youth Soccer

4. Young Olympians Scholarship Powered by the New York Red Bulls, Gotham FC and Philadelphia Union

5. Referee Training and Certification Sponsored by WAGS

6. 4v4 Festivals Sponsored by Wilson Trophy

7. Annual Team Subscription to Techne Futbol

8. Annual Team Subscription to Train Like Legends

9. Winter Webinar Series Featuring Incredible Speakers such as Yael Averbuch, Heather Mitts, Skye Bruce and Carli Lloyd

“NJ Youth Soccer, with full support from our Board of Directors, is thrilled to announce this commitment to Growing the Girls Game,” said Jess Yeager, NJYS President. “We are equally honored by the commitment demonstrated from all of our sponsors that are helping to make this initiative so much broader."

In collaboration with many supportive partners, NJ Youth Soccer is presenting a variety of opportunities and experiences to female membership through the G3 Initiative. Among those offerings are player and coaching scholarships, referee training, soccer festivals and subscription access to player development app Techne Futbol, which was created by former U.S. Women’s National Team and New Jersey ODP player Yael Averbuch.

NJ Youth Soccer has also partnered with Train Like Legends, which was developed by former U.S. Women’s National Team player and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Heather Mitts, to Educate, Guide and Inspire young athletes to reach their full potential both on and off the field.

“Our team at Train Like Legends is honored to contribute to this initiative and help prepare the next generation of female youth soccer players,” said Mitts. “Youth soccer contributed so much to my life, and I am excited for this opportunity to give back to the community.”

An additional highlight of the G3 Initiative is an upcoming Winter Webinar Series that will feature incredible speakers such as Mitts, Averbuch, Soccer Parenting founder Skye Bruce and two-time FIFA Player of the Year Carli Lloyd.

About Growing the Girls Game (G3) Branding

The New Jersey Youth Soccer “Growing the Girls Game” Initiative (or better known as “G3") branding was designed in collaboration with ÉPICO Studios, the Official Creative Services Provider of NJ Youth Soccer. ÉPICO Studios, led by Principal and Creative Director Rich Levy, has provided creative and graphic design services to NJ Youth Soccer for more than five years. Levy was Major League Soccer’s first Creative Director. Since then, he has worked with the likes of top soccer brands such as U.S. Soccer’s SheBelieves Cup, Concacaf’s Nations League, Copa América Centenario, Red Bulls and Relevent Sports Group’s Women's ICC. 

To find out more information about New Jersey Youth Soccer or to contact us directly, please email [email protected]. Also make sure to follow us on social media: @NJYouthSoccer

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