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Support girls learning to play soccer as a Restorative Referee

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ORGANIZATION: SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS

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The traditional structure of girls* soccer leagues leaves many potential participants on the sidelines, particularly girls of color. Soccer gives girls an opportunity to understand their bodies as athletes, build their confidence and voice as leaders, and access a community of supportive peers and mentors. With this in mind, we built a unique community-based 8v8 league called the Global Goal 5 League, or GG5 League, named after the UN Development Goal #5: Gender Equity. The GG5 league is different than traditional NorCal or CalNorth soccer leagues and intentionally reduces barriers for girls to step onto the field. This recreational league is the only one of its kind that is designed for newcomer High School-aged girls just learning to play soccer, is completely free and includes soccer gear and uniforms, staffs the games with coaches and refs who explain the rules of soccer in multiple languages instead of just enforcing rules that the players might not be aware of, and is entirely run and coached by women/non-binary people. Referees play a HUGE role in managing each game and creating an example of leadership that creates an environment where girls can take risks and learn. We are looking for passionate, kind educators who can join us in this project targeting gender equity in sport as Referees for Saturday games at Oakland International High School. Soccer Without Borders can offer volunteers experience with one of the leaders in Sports Based Youth Development, a community of like-minded peers who are inspired to create better game competition for ALL girls who want to play soccer, a Restorative Referee training, and a certificate upon completion of the season that can be used to fulfill community service hours, personal resum├ęs, and other individual aspirations.

*Includes anyone who identifies as a girl, as well as non-binary and gender expansive youth. Everyone deserves a chance to play.

8 Shifts

  • Sat Sep 03, 2022 - morning / 08:45 AM to 11:30 AM
    There are two games every Saturday, a morning game from 9:30-10:45am and a noon game 12:30-1:45pm. Refs can work both games or choose one.
  • Sat Sep 03, 2022 - 11:30 AM to 01:45 PM
    There are two games every Saturday, a morning game from 9:30-10:45am and a noon game 12:30-1:45pm. Refs can work both games or choose one.
  • Sat Sep 10, 2022 - morning / 08:45 AM to 11:30 AM
    There are two games every Saturday, a morning game from 9:30-10:45am and a noon game 12:30-1:45pm. Refs can work both games or choose one.
  • Sat Sep 10, 2022 - 11:30 AM to 01:45 PM
    There are two games every Saturday, a morning game from 9:30-10:45am and a noon game 12:30-1:45pm. Refs can work both games or choose one.
  • Sat Sep 17, 2022 - morning / 08:45 AM to 11:30 AM
    There are two games every Saturday, a morning game from 9:30-10:45am and a noon game 12:30-1:45pm. Refs can work both games or choose one.
  • Sat Sep 17, 2022 - 11:30 AM to 01:45 PM
    There are two games every Saturday, a morning game from 9:30-10:45am and a noon game 12:30-1:45pm. Refs can work both games or choose one.
  • Sat Sep 24, 2022 - morning / 08:45 AM to 11:30 AM
    There are two games every Saturday, a morning game from 9:30-10:45am and a noon game 12:30-1:45pm. Refs can work both games or choose one.
  • Sat Sep 24, 2022 - 11:30 AM to 01:45 PM
    There are two games every Saturday, a morning game from 9:30-10:45am and a noon game 12:30-1:45pm. Refs can work both games or choose one.
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About SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS

Location:

3700 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224, US

Mission Statement

The Soccer Without Borders mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. SWB Baltimore provides soccer coaching, educational support, and a safe and inclusive community for immigrant and refugee children in the Baltimore area.

Description

In the past year, SWB has worked directly with 2800 youth from 75 countries across our domestic and international programs. Additionally, SWB engaged nearly 5,000 thousand additional youth through our leagues, clinics, tournaments, and bridge-building events. SWB’s mission of facilitating growth, inclusion and personal success for underserved youth is made possible by the quantity of direct hours invested at our programs (average core participants spend 10-15 hours/week with SWB), and our investment over time. 76% of youth returned to SWB from last year to this year, a retention rate that continued even into the teen years, when 70% of youth in the US drop out of organized sport.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Community, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Sat Sep 03, 2022 - Fri Dec 02, 2022
08:45 AM - 02:45 PM
This opportunity has 8 shifts

WHERE

448 48th StreetOakland, CA 94609

(37.8346,-122.2612)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Physical Education
  • Soccer
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • We would love refs to commit to at least 6 games (36 hrs total) between September 3 and December 3 of 2022. This could be 6 morning games or 6 afternoon games across 6 different Saturdays, or, 3 full Saturdays with 2 games each day.
  • Comfort with working and building relationships with High School girls is a must! These girls get messages every day telling them why they CAN'T play soccer; it's our role to counteract that with intentional messages about why they CAN.

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