U.S. Soccer Launches SheBelieves Virtual Network

Week of Digital SheBelieves Programming Includes Live Panels, Webinars, and Exclusive Content

CHICAGO (May 13, 2020) – As part of U.S. Soccer’s “BEND THE CURVE. STAY AT HOME” campaign, starting on Monday, May 18, the SheBelieves Virtual Network will offer a week of expanded, all-digital SheBelieves programming.

Developed with college students and young professionals in mind, the SheBelieves Virtual Network will include live panels, webinars and exclusive content featuring prominent women in diverse fields from STEM to sports. As a continuation of U.S. Soccer’s 2020 SheBelieves efforts, this initiative is designed to provide support, inspiration and real-world tools for young women. Speakers and workshops will address key topics related to confidence, leadership and wellness to help young women continue to stay on track toward their goals, especially in today’s uncertain times. Space in webinars is limited, and those interested in attending can register below or through the SheBelieves Hub on ussoccer.com.

The full schedule is below. Follow @USWNT on Twitter and Instagram for additional SheBelieves content throughout the week and the latest on everything SheBelieves.

FULL SheBelieves Virtual Network Schedule:

Thursday, May 14

U.S. Soccer High Performance Webinars
A pair of High Performance webinars will focus on the topic of Supporting the Female Athlete.

Webinar:  Supporting the Female Athlete (Part 1) – Youth Development Considerations to Senior Player Performance11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET - REGISTER
Featuring Ellie Maybury, WNT Performance Coach and Julian Haigh, NWSL/WNT Sport Scientist

Webinar:  Supporting the Female Athlete (Part 2) – Considerations on Preparation to Performance2 – 4 p.m. ET - REGISTER
Featuring Steve Stricker, WNT Head Athletic Trainer and Carlos Jimenez, WNT Physical Therapist

Monday, May 18

Workshop: “Build Your Confidence”– 12 p.m. ET (45 mins) – REGISTER
Hosted by SheBelieves Champion and author of “Dig Your Heels In,” Joan Kuhl, the works shop will guide attendees through confidence and self-care exercises from the SheBelieves Online Academy.

Power Panel: “Playing Through Adversity: The Athlete Perspective”– 1 p.m. ET (60 mins) - REGISTER
Join FOX Sports’ Jenny Taft as she hosts a panel discussion with 2019 Women’s World Cup Champion Crystal Dunn, USWNT forward Lynn Williams, Patriot and Paralympic Medalist Melissa Stockwell and two-time Olympic Medalist Abbey Weitzeil for a conversation about staying motivated and succeeding under pressure.

U.S. Soccer Digital Wallpapers
This week’s set of U.S. Soccer digital wallpapers celebrate the SheBelieves spirit and memorable moments in USWNT history. The wallpapers are available to download on ussoccer.com.

Tuesday, May 19

Level Up: Wellness Workshop– 1 p.m. ET (60 mins) - REGISTER
Join U.S. Soccer’s very own High Performance Team as Lea Thomann, Ellie Maybury and Laura McLane share best practices on maintaining physical and mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USWNT Trivia– 4 p.m. ET
How well do you know the USWNT and its history? Test your knowledge with #TrivaTuesday and be sure to check out the full archive of U.S. Soccer Quizzes.

Wednesday, May 20

Power Panel: “Leading Through Adversity: Industry Leaders”– 12 p.m. ET (60 mins) - REGISTER
Join USWNT general manager Kate Markgraf as she hosts a panel discussion with a group of accomplished female leaders on how they’ve been navigating through these challenging times while keeping a positive mindset and staying focused on the future.

Insiders Connect– 1 p.m. ET (45 mins)
The Insiders Connect Series continues with former USWNT head coach and U.S. Soccer Ambassador, Jill Ellis. Premium, Family, VIP and Circle Insidersare invited to submit questions and join a live video call with Jill. Sign up now to be a U.S. Soccer Insiderand receive an invitation to this live Q&A plus access to other Insiders-only experiences and perks.

Thursday, May 21

Virtual Classroom Q&A with USWNT Sports Scientist12 p.m. ET (45 mins)
Girls ages 12-14, parents and classrooms are invited to participate in a special online educational event with Ellie Maybury, USWNT Head of High Performance, YNT Sports Scientist and AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador. Sign up here to join, ask your questions, and learn more about STEM in sports.

Level Up: Career Readiness Workshop– 1 p.m. ET (60 mins) - REGISTER
U.S. Soccer’s Employee Experience Senior Manager, Nataly De La Cruz will host a workshop along WISE (Women In Sports and Events) members Amy Potter and Nikki Allen to provide attendees with effective professional development tools for the future.

USWNT Classics– 8 p.m. ET
USA-England (Re-air from March 3, 2016). Tune in on ussoccer.comFacebook, or YouTube to relive the USWNT’s first-ever SheBelieves Cup match.

Friday, May 22

The Official U.S. Soccer Podcast
Hosted by former U.S. youth international Jordan Angeli and USMNT forward Charlie Davies, the third episode features Concacaf referee Ekaterina “Katja” Koroleva discussing her off the pitch career as a Physician’s Assistant on the frontlines battling COVID-19. The Official U.S. Soccer Podcast is available to stream or download from ussoccer.com or your preferred podcast app.


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