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WWSAC 2020 Symposium

The Emerging Coach Program

Only 27 percent of all youth coaches are female.  Only 42 percent of college women's teams are coached by women.  Those numbers drastically decrease when looking at women coaching men's college programs.  One way Rush Wisconsin is trying to address this issue is through the Emerging Coach Program.

What is the Emerging Coach Program?
Rush Wisconsin’s Emerging Coach Program is an identification program for Rush female high school athletes who show potential to coach soccer. 

Two selected athlete applicants that participate in the 6-month program will receive; education through mentorship from a staff coach, leadership opportunities through coaching assignments, their sponsored registration to the annual Wisconsin Women’s Soccer Advisory Council (WWSAC) Symposium and sponsored registration to the USSF Grassroots Coaching License.

Components of the Emerging Coach Program
Paid access to the WWSAC Symposium on February 29, 2020 and US Soccer Federation Grassroots Coaching Course (Winter/Spring 2020)
Assigned mentor from within Rush WI, helping emerging coaches determine their coaching goals and align with what the Rush WI offers
Apprentice coach role and coaching development with the Rush WI winter programming in January - March 2020 
Network building opportunities amongst fellow emerging coach, Rush WI staff, and various players, directors, referees, and coaches at WWSAC Symposium and USSF Course.

During the Mentor Program, Mentees will be expected to: 
- Work to engage, develop, and foster a meaningful relationship with their assigned Mentor
- Attend and actively engage in WWSAC Symposiym (2021 Date TBA in Milwaukee)
- Actively participate in winter soccer programming with mentor (will work around your schedule)
- Attend and actively engage in USSF Grassroots Coaching Course
- Create and Reflect on coaching philosophy, coaching goals, coaching decisions, and next steps.
- Contribute to the development of the Emerging Coach Program, helping Rush WI improve this program for the next group

Who should apply? 
The application is open to all Rush WI Female Senior athletes. Successful candidates will have the following traits: 
- Advice - Emerging Coaches will actively seek ways to improve and they will demonstrate a growth mindset. 
- Passion - Emerging Coaches will be passionate about their own development. 
- Accountable and Tenacious - Emerging Coaches will hold themselves accountable and strive to perform at their highest level, even when stretched outside of their comfort zone. While the program was piloted this fall/winter of 2018, it will now be annually run over the course of 6 months starting with every fall season.

Applications are closed.  Applications will open in August 2021. 


Emerging Coaching Program News

Emerging Coaches Learn from Badgers

Read more here.

Emerging Coaches Attend WWSAC Symposium and Meet Jill Ellis

Watch the video here.


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2020 Emerging Coach Candidates

Audrey Deppen (03 Girls Rush)

Cassiah James (02 Girls Rush)

Hannah Filandrinos (03 Girls Rush)

Maren Kalberer (04 Girls Rush)

2019 Emerging Coach Candidates

Kelsey Selden (01 Girls Rush)

Annika Halquist (01 Girls Rush)

2018 Emerging Coach Candidates

Jess Lorenz (UW-River Falls)

(picture credit:  UW- River Falls Athletics)

Mo Kalmerton (UW-Milwaukee)

(picture credit:  UW- Milwaukee Athletics)


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