By Molly Hellerman
It doesn’t matter to me where you play soccer – grass, dirt, turf, parking lot, or gym floor. I have trained girls on each surface who have found their passion for the game.
And yet, there is a serious opportunity gap that bothers me: Inner city and poor girls face obstacles that make their participation drastically lower than boys and their suburban female counterparts.
We know millions of children are registered in youth soccer leagues (3.1 million with U.S. Youth Soccer alone).