Gonzo Soccer & Leadership Academy for Girls

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Gonzo Soccer is a soccer and leadership academy that provides underprivileged girls in Chicago's inner city premier soccer training, academic assistance and valuable life skills that will foster their growth and empower them to reach their full potential as athletes and students.

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Gonzo Soccer & Leadership Academy for Girls

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  2. 2. WHAT IS GONZO SOCCER?<br /> A soccer and leadership academy that provides underprivileged girls ages 8-16 premier soccer training along with valuable leadership and life skills that will foster their growth and empower them to reach their full potential as athletes and students. <br />GONZO SOCCER<br />
  3. 3. WHO IS MONICA “GONZO” GONZALEZ?<br /><ul><li>Founding member of the Mexican Women’s National Team in 1999
  4. 4. Team captain for 5 years
  5. 5. 1999 Womens World Cup, 2004 Athens Olympic Games
  6. 6. FIFA World All-Star in 2007
  7. 7. 2001 Graduate of University of Notre Dame, in Business Administration
  8. 8. NCAA All American and Academic All-American
  9. 9. Founder and director of Gonzo Soccer </li></ul>Monica has dual nationality, Mexican and American. Born and raised in Texas, but a well-known sports figure in Mexico, she is truly bi-cultural and continues to serve the growth of women’s soccer in both countries. <br />GONZO SOCCER<br />
  10. 10. MISSION OF GONZO SOCCER<br />Gonzo Soccer provides a unique model where underprivileged girls train with the community’s top female soccer coaches to improve technique, physical condition, and acquire valuable life skills that will enable them to endure the temptations of urban living, thereby growing into strong, healthy women who attend college and become productive citizens and leaders. <br />HOW DOES IT WORK?<br /><ul><li>Girls train once or twice a week for 2 hours per session.
  11. 11. 90 minutes: coordination, agility, technique, and soccer tactics
  12. 12. 30 minutes of life skills:
  13. 13. Topics include: goal setting, team building, leadership, nutrition, and other</li></ul> topics based on GoGirlGo! curriculum.<br /><ul><li>Gonzo Soccer opened in May 2009 and runs year round.</li></ul> There are currenty 55 girls enrolled. Our goal is to increase<br /> that number to 100 in 2010.<br />GONZO SOCCER<br />
  14. 14. <ul><li>Only 38.7% of Hispanic female high school </li></ul> students in Chicago participate in sufficient <br /> vigorous physical activity each week, compared<br /> with the national average for high school<br /> females of 55%.<br /><ul><li>Among high school girls, Hispanics (11.5%)</li></ul> have higher obesity rates than white <br /> non-Hispanics (7%)<br /><ul><li>According to the National Campaign to Prevent </li></ul> Teen Pregnancy (2000) three in five Latina teens<br /> gets pregnant at least once and the teen<br /> pregnancy rate for Latinas is 69% higher than <br /> the national average.<br />ALARMING STATISTICS REGARDING HISPANICS IN CHICAGO<br />The Women’s Sports Foundation Report: The Status of Health Physical Activity in Chicago Hispanic Girls, published by the Women’s Sports Foundation.<br />GONZO SOCCER<br />
  15. 15. A recent study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2004), identified key barriers to healthier residents in minority communities: lack of funding for physical education, no parks, no programs, no role models and no family engagement.<br />“The good news is that sports participation<br /> does have a powerful protective effect for<br /> Hispanic girls in particular, especially with<br /> regard to reducing rates of obesity, eating<br /> disorders, cigarette smoking, marijuana <br /> use and binge drinking.”<br />The Women’s Sports Foundation Report: The Status of Health Physical Activity in Chicago Hispanic Girls, published by the Women’s Sports Foundation.<br />GONZO SOCCER<br />
  16. 16. GOALS & OBJECTIVES<br />ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE<br />PERSONAL GROWTH<br /><ul><li>Life skills curriculum prepares the girls for everyday encounters that may trigger risky behaviors.
  17. 17. Parent seminars to educate the decision makers of the family.
  18. 18. Field trips to soccer matches, college campuses and other events to promote team bonding and motivation.</li></ul>IMPROVE PHYSICAL FITNESS, HEALTH, AND TECHNICAL SKILLS<br /><ul><li> Provide 1-2 hours of personal tutoring a week to help girls with homework and areas of weak academic performance.
  19. 19. Aid girls’ with scholarships to attend private high schools, participate in top club soccer teams, and eventually earn college scholarships.
  20. 20. Challenging and engaging training sessions to increase the amount of exercise and make sports a way of life.
  21. 21. Premier female soccer trainers, all licensed, professional and former collegiate players who serve as ideal role models.</li></ul>GONZO SOCCER<br />
  22. 22. SUCCESS STORIES <br />To Date:  5 club soccer scholarships to top local clubs<br />  1 Scholarship offer to private high school<br /><ul><li>Joined Gonzo Soccer in July 2009
  23. 23. Recipient of scholarship to play for Chicago </li></ul> Fire Juniors U11 Girls travel soccer club<br /><ul><li>Played first competitive soccer game of her life on septmber 20th, 2009</li></ul>Idaly Rodriguez<br />With Brazilian star Christiane at Red Star Game outing <br /><ul><li>Joined Gonzo Soccer in July 2009
  24. 24. Recipient of scholarship to play travel soccer</li></ul>Angelica Arroyo<br />GONZO SOCCER<br />
  25. 25. EXECUTIVE <br />DIRECTOR<br />Monica Gonzalez<br />ADMINISTRATION<br />MARKETING & <br />PUBLICITY<br />Sponsorship Sales<br /><ul><li>Marketing
  26. 26. Promotion
  27. 27. Special Events</li></ul>ACADEMIC<br />SOCCER<br />Director of Coaching<br /><ul><li>Hire/schedule coaches
  28. 28. Plan sessions
  29. 29. Connect to local clubs
  30. 30. Plan/Attend field trips</li></ul>Life Skills<br />Curriculm (elementary, <br />middle, and high school)<br /><ul><li>Implementation
  31. 31. Parent Seminars </li></ul>Academic Tutor<br /><ul><li> English, Spelling and</li></ul>Grammar classes <br /><ul><li>Monitor academic </li></ul>progress <br /><ul><li>1 hour per session</li></ul>CYDP (501c3)<br /><ul><li>Fiscal records
  32. 32. Reports
  33. 33. Connect girls to local </li></ul>Schools<br />Business <br />Administration<br />Inventory Mgt <br />(uniforms, equip,<br /> student info)<br /><ul><li>Payments</li></ul>ORGANIZATION<br />GONZO SOCCER<br />
  34. 34. Helping disadvantaged girls become <br />the “lucky ones”<br />To join the cause, or for more information, email gonzosoccer@gmail.com<br />GONZO SOCCER<br />

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