We are grateful to national, regional, and community partners, sponsors and vendors who support women coaches. See details for becoming involved below.
The WCS is hosted by the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport in collaboration with the Alliance of Women Coaches, and the University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics.
Our Philanthropic Partner for 2018 is The SportsBra Project! For some girls and women, lack of access to a sports bra—due to logistical, cultural or financial factors—can be a barrier to sport participation. Utilizing networks of female coaches and athletes to collect and distribute sports bras, The Sports Bra Project is striving to eliminate one barrier to increase the likelihood of sports participation for all girls and women. WCS attendees are invited to bring a new sports bra, and in return will get additional raffle tickets which can be applied to win amazing prizes and in turn will make a difference in the lives of girls. A drop-off station will be available on site. Twitter: @SportsBraProjec
Our Programmatic Partner for 2018 is Twin Cities Soccer Leagues(TCSL). TCSL aims to provide the highest quality soccer league experience in Minnesota, offering competitive soccer for all levels of play. This year, TCSL is partnering up with We Impact Sport Excellence (WISE) to offer a soccer education event for women coaches the day after our symposium. Stay tuned for more info! Twitter: @tcslsoccer
Our Media Partner for 2018 is See47 Productions, which is owned and operated by Colleen Carey! Colleen has over 20 years of experience coaching club, high school, college and ODP soccer. She is a current staff member with Minnesota ODP and the Woodbury Soccer Club. She is passionate about telling stories and recognizes that stories of women and girls in sports need to be told more. She will be behind the camera at the symposium but would love to say hi, so don’t be shy!
Our Happy Hour Sponsor is Adidas!
Interested in becoming a partner? Contact Matea at email@example.com.
Interested in becoming a sponsor for the WCS? Customized sponsorship packages are available and can include a page in the printed program, sponsoring lunch or breakfast or a keynote, recognition within the introduction and conclusion of the conference, and/or vendor table. Contact Matea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year we partner with local businesses and organizations to make the symposium happen and connect coaches with resources they need! This year's vendors include:
Interested in being a WCS vendor? Full-day exhibition tables are $200, and spots are limited to 15. Each vendor table receives: One WCS conference event ticket, recognition at opening of event, logo display and conference spotlight in printed program, and logo/website link on WCS website under Partners tab. Contact Matea at email@example.com.