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Dec, 2021

NJ Youth Soccer Hosts First Growing the Girls Game Webinar

Austin Lloyd, NJ Youth Soccer

Gotham FC General Manager Yael Averbuch West Featured in Debut Webinar

New Jersey Youth Soccer recently hosted its first-ever Growing the Girls Game (G3) Webinar featuring Yael Averbuch West, who is currently the General Manager of Gotham FC and owner of Techne Futbol. The Winter Webinar Series is one of the many experiences being offered by NJ Youth Soccer to support the G3 Initiative, which focuses on empowering females on and off the field at all ages and stages of their soccer career.

Prior to becoming the Interim General Manager for Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer Association (NWSL), Averbuch West served as the Executive Director of the NWSL Players Association. The New Jersey native also operates her own business called Techne Futbol, which is a training app designed to help players form a relationship with the ball.

During the webinar, Averbuch West discussed her soccer experiences such as rising through the ranks of New Jersey ODP, her time at UNC Chapel Hill and reaching her goal of becoming a professional player. The former U.S. Women’s National Team member explained her mindset of putting in the extra work to improve and standout, stating “If you do what everyone else is doing, you will simply be like everyone else. It takes hours and hours. Most people who do not improve do not stick with it long enough.” 

The discussion with Averbuch West was moderated by accomplished journalist Renee Washington, who currently works with ESPN and Fox Sports covering the NBA, WNBA and college athletics. The former three-time All American Soccer player at LaSalle University and Lehigh University assistant coach is also a NJ Youth Soccer alumna. Further, she founded "Planted, not Buried" in 2020 through which she does motivational speaking, community outreach initiatives and strives to empower and inspire others.

To watch the webinar recording with Yael Averbuch West, click here.  

Upcoming guests who will be featured on the G3 Winter Webinar Series include Soccer Parenting founder Skye Eddy, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Mitts and USL Super League President Amanda Vandervort. This free webinar series is designed for NJYS registered females on topics related to leadership and empowerment. The webinars last approximately 30 minutes and are available to the first 500 NJYS players who complete the online registration.

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