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Girls Academy League Partnership Announced

Soccer Parenting Announced as the Official Parent Engagement and Education Partner of the Girls Academy.


(October 18, 2022).  The Girls Academy League (GA) and the Soccer Parenting Association (Soccer Parenting)  announce a partnership agreement to help make youth soccer better by providing Girls Academy parents and clubs access to the SoccerParentResourceCenter.com – a youth soccer parent and coach education platform. Additionally, the GA is announced as a Sideline Project Partner (TheSidelineProject.com) to support the improvement of the game day experience for players, referees, coaches, and all spectators.

Soccer Parenting believes parents will be difference makers when it comes to improving the game and that collaborative relationships between clubs, coaches, parents, and players is in the best interest of player development. They will be available to all Girls Academy clubs to guide parent engagement programming as well as provide parent and coach education.

"The Girls Academy was founded through collaboration. In an effort to continue to collaborate fully with all stakeholders in our league, I am really enthusiastic about what Soccer Parenting Association can do to support our aim to provide a positive experience for our players, their families, and our coaches.” Said Lesle Gallimore, Girls Academy League Commissioner. “Through well researched resources and initiatives, Soccer Parenting will provide tools that guide and educate everyone involved in our game. The goal is to improve the narrative around youth soccer; to make it 100% safe, fun, and positive for all involved. I have known SPA Founder, Skye Eddy, for years and have a great deal of trust and admiration for what she has created and how this partnership will be a game changer for the Girls Academy."

Providing a positive youth sporting experience where all children feel inspired, develop important life skills, and establish healthy habits they will take with them for life must be a top priority for all youth sport organizations.

“The investment the Girls Academy is making towards positively affecting the lives of soccer players, families, communities, and dedicated coaches in their league is commendable. We are proud to partner with the GA and are encouraged by their commitment to improving the youth soccer landscape in the United States.” said Skye Eddy, Soccer Parenting founder.

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About the Girls Academy (GA):  The Girls Academy League is the leading youth development platform for the best female soccer players in the United States, which includes 9 conferences, 92 clubs, and over 13,000 players across the nation.  The GA is the only all-girls national youth soccer platform that represents the collective vision of member clubs and actively engages the voice of the players to take real ownership in their journey.  The league engages the voice of the GA players through the first-ever player Advisory Panel.  The GA is committed to cultivating an environment that empowers each player to reach their best potential as an exceptional athlete and human being by celebrating the player’s journey with a lifelong love of the game through competition, showcases, and camaraderie.  In addition to league play, this season features National Showcases and Playoffs, the first-ever Champions League Competitions, TalentID National and Regional events, and Regional Competitions for younger age groups.

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Skye Eddy

Founder, SoccerParenting.com
Skye is a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. She holds her USSF "B" License and USSF National Goalkeeper License and is an active youth coach, soccer parent and coach educator.