Soccer Star Christen Press Teams Up with FIFA and Degree to Create More Inclusive Soccer Communities
They are working to create safe and inclusive environments for girls of color on and off the field
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
August 29, 2023
Christen Press, two-time World Cup winner and a member of the US Women's National Team, joined Degree and Street Soccer USA teams in her hometown of Los Angeles to provide local girl soccer teams with a day of training drills and games and continue to educate on how to make soccer more inclusive.
While interest in women's soccer in the United States has grown exponentially for more than the last 25 years, research shows that while more girls of color are joining soccer, girls of color still drop out of sports at 2x the rate versus girls who are white and reside in the suburbs. The Degree Change the Field program is near and dear to Press' heart. She is working to create safe and inclusive environments for girls of color on and off the field with the Girls Can module series.
Girls Can – a continuation of the Degree Breaking Limits program, aims to provide girls worldwide with the confidence and opportunity to move without limits. In cooperation with FIFA, Degree has developed free Girls Can training modules that will help equip coaches, teachers, and community leaders with the skills and knowledge to ensure equal opportunities in soccer exist for women and girls everywhere.
The Girls Can modules can be found on degreedeodorant.com/us/Soccer-Degree-2023.