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

  1. 1. Promoting Cultural Understanding, Developing Youth, and Fostering Gender Equity Through Soccer<br />Carrie W. LeCrom, Ph.D.<br />June 11, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br /><ul><li>VCU Center for Sport Leadership
  3. 3. U.S. State Department RFP
  4. 4. DISCUSS program details
  5. 5. Questions & discussion</li></li></ul><li>Outline<br />
  6. 6. RFP<br /><ul><li>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. </li></li></ul><li>RFP<br /><ul><li>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. 7. Training Sports Coaches
  8. 8. Youth Sports Management Exchange
  9. 9. Youth with Disabilities
  10. 10. Sports and Health</li></li></ul><li>Case Study: DISCUSS<br /><ul><li>DISCUSS: Developing and Improving Synergies in Chinese and United States Soccer
  11. 11. 2-way exchange aimed at increasing cultural understanding through the sport of soccer
  12. 12. Partnerships between VCU CSL, Richmond Strikers Soccer Club, iChina Sports, and Shanghai Football Association </li></li></ul><li>Case Study: DISCUSS<br /><ul><li>History of soccer in China and U.S.
  13. 13. July 10, 1999 Women’s World Cup
  14. 14. US Soccer:
  15. 15. Women’s Professional League; ‘08 Beijing Olympic Gold
  16. 16. 3 million youth (40% girls); 300,000 youth coaches
  17. 17. Chinese Soccer:
  18. 18. Since ‘03 no semi finals for Women’s National Team
  19. 19. 1700 youth in Shanghai play soccer (500 girls); 21 youth coaches
  20. 20. Funding and cultural issues</li></li></ul><li>Case Study: DISCUSS<br /><ul><li>Goals of program:
  21. 21. Promote cultural understanding
  22. 22. Train Chinese soccer coaches on and off-field
  23. 23. Educate on development & management of soccer clubs
  24. 24. Create ongoing dialogue between participants
  25. 25. Overview of program specifics</li></li></ul><li>Questions & Discussion<br />Carrie W. LeCrom, Ph.D.<br />Center for Sport Leadership at VCU<br />1300 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23284<br />804.828.6443<br />cwlecrom@vcu.edu<br />

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