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Carrie Le Crom  Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, And Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer
Carrie Le Crom  Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, And Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer
Carrie Le Crom  Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, And Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer
Carrie Le Crom  Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, And Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer
Carrie Le Crom  Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, And Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer
Carrie Le Crom  Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, And Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer
Carrie Le Crom  Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, And Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer
Carrie Le Crom  Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, And Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer
Carrie Le Crom  Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, And Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer
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Carrie Le Crom Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, And Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer

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  • 1. Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, and Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer
    Carrie W. LeCrom, Ph.D.
    June 11, 2010
  • 2. Outline
    • VCU Center for Sport Leadership
    • 3. U.S. State Department RFP
    • 4. DISCUSS program details
    • 5. Questions & discussion
  • Outline
  • 6. RFP
    • RFP: The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the International Sports Programming Initiative. Public and private non-profit organizations may submit proposals for projects designed to reach out to youth and promote mutual understanding by increasing the professional capacity of those who design and manage youth sports programs in select countries in Africa, East Asia, the Near East and North Africa, South Central Asia, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere. The focus of all programs must be on reaching out to both male and female youth ages 8–18 and/or their coaches.
  • RFP
    • RFP: The Office of Citizen Exchanges welcomes proposals for two-way exchanges (one component in the United States and the other in the chosen country) that directly respond to the following thematic areas:
    • 7. Training Sports Coaches
    • 8. Youth Sports Management Exchange
    • 9. Youth with Disabilities
    • 10. Sports and Health
  • Case Study: DISCUSS
    • DISCUSS: Developing and Improving Synergies in Chinese and United States Soccer
    • 11. 2-way exchange aimed at increasing cultural understanding through the sport of soccer
    • 12. Partnerships between VCU CSL, Richmond Strikers Soccer Club, iChina Sports, and Shanghai Football Association
  • Case Study: DISCUSS
    • History of soccer in China and U.S.
    • 13. July 10, 1999 Women’s World Cup
    • 14. US Soccer:
    • 15. Women’s Professional League; ‘08 Beijing Olympic Gold
    • 16. 3 million youth (40% girls); 300,000 youth coaches
    • 17. Chinese Soccer:
    • 18. Since ‘03 no semi finals for Women’s National Team
    • 19. 1700 youth in Shanghai play soccer (500 girls); 21 youth coaches
    • 20. Funding and cultural issues
  • Case Study: DISCUSS
    • Goals of program:
    • 21. Promote cultural understanding
    • 22. Train Chinese soccer coaches on and off-field
    • 23. Educate on development & management of soccer clubs
    • 24. Create ongoing dialogue between participants
    • 25. Overview of program specifics
  • Questions & Discussion
    Carrie W. LeCrom, Ph.D.
    Center for Sport Leadership at VCU
    1300 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23284
    804.828.6443
    cwlecrom@vcu.edu

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