2022-23 GA Club Application Page 1 Previous Next PLEASE NOTE: If you encounter any technical issues while filling out this application, you may access a downloadable form via this link: https://tinyurl.com/wew3zshk. Please copy and paste into your web browse. Once complete, please send the application and supporting documents to Amber Klimek (email@example.com). Thank you for your interest in joining the Girls Academy. Each Club that wishes to participate in the Girls Academy must submit a completed application prior to the application deadline of February 1, 2022 to be considered for admission into the league. The application will take approx. 30 - 45 minutes to complete. You cannot save and come back, so please be prepared to complete the application in one sitting. Once you have submitted successfully, you will receive an automated response and email confirmation. Safety & Well-Being The club agrees that it shall foster a positive culture and environment of respect, safety, and enjoyment for all GA participants; and further recognizes that there is a zero-tolerance policy for emotional, physical, racial abuse, or violence of any type. Clubs are required to follow all risk management protocols within the Girls Academy Frameworks and have a clear understanding of the duty to report abuse or suspected abuse. The GA is committed to protecting girls within their soccer environments. description about this section Non-Conflict The club confirms that the filing of this application is not in conflict with any agreement to which it is a party, including any agreement with another competition organizer. The club further confirms that should its application be accepted, participation in Girls Academy would not be in conflict with any agreement to which it is a party. Technical Standards The Club agrees to meet the Girls Academy Technical Standards aimed at providing the highest level of training and competitive environments. The Club acknowledges that the player objective is to drive the college/youth national team & professional pathway and/or optimize player’s potential as a part of the GA objectives. As such, the club acknowledges that their best age eligible players are expected to participate exclusively in this program, foregoing soccer opportunities with other clubs, programs, unless they specifically meet the exception within the Girls Academy frameworks. The club agrees to provide a minimum of three (3) training sessions per week for U13-U19 age groups, and highly recommend four (4) training sessions per week for U15 to U19 teams. Teams shall be overseen by coaches with a minimum of a USSF B License (or equivalent) or show concerted work towards the minimum USSF B license standard within a league approved timeframe. Finally, the club will provide individualized resources for players to develop on and off the field and support the players goals to achieve academic and collegiate objectives, as well as educate them on the professional pathway. Vision The Girls Academy believes through collaboration dreams can come true. We will lead the most dynamic development platform imaginable for our athletes, with integrity and respect, showcasing their passion, grit and dedication in a fun and competitive environment. I acknowledge that my club understands and will meet all the above expectations * Confirm Page 2 Previous Next Basic Information Club Name * Name of Club Representative / Point of Contact * First Last Club Representative / Point of Contact Email * Club Representative / Point of Contact Phone Number * Year the Club was founded? * The GA is currently full pathway (U13-19 only); if given the opportunity to join at ONLY U13 & U14 and age up over time, would this be your Club's preference? * Yes No Club Billing Address * Address Line 1 * Address Line 2 City * State * Zip Code * Country * Club Shipping Address * Address Line 1 * Address Line 2 City * State * Zip Code * Country * Page 3 Previous Next What is your Club's motivation for applying to the Girls Academy? * Please describe the Club's culture. * What is the Club's mission? * Please list the Club's core values. * The Girls Academy is committed to increasing representation within our league and building an inclusive and non-discriminatory league. Please describe any initiatives the Club uses to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. * Briefly describe the Club's player identification philosophy and process. * Briefly describe the Club's training philosophy. * Is the Club affiliated with an NWSL or MLS Club? * Yes No Please list any international Club affiliations or relationships (formal or informal) * Does your Club provide or have access to an injury rehabilitation or strength training facility? * Does your Club provide nutrition and/or hydration resources? * Does your Club provide players with video analysis tools? * Page 4 Previous Next Club Structure Is the club a 501c3 Non-Profit or For-Profit organization? * 501c3 Non-Profit For-Profit Organization For High School-aged players, what would their calendar Club season look like based on the High School season in your area? * What percentage of your High School-aged players do you foresee participating in High School soccer? * For non-High School participants, what programs do you offer for a 10-month season? * Describe your coaching assignment plan for your Girls Academy age groups U13-19 (re: Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, GK Coaches, and responsibilities across teams). * How many full-time administrative staff does the Club have? * How many part-time administrative staff does the Club have? * How many full-time Technical Staff does your club have? * How many part-time Technical Staff does your club have? * Does the Club have a dedicated Goalkeeping staff? * Does the Club's Academy Director hold a USSF Academy Director License or equivalant? * Does the Club's Academy Director hold a USSF A Coaching License or equivalant? * For all age groups requested, does each team's Head Coach hold a USSF B License or equivalent? * Will your Academy Director or Technical Director serve as Head Coach for any age groups? * How many members of your Technical Staff are Female? * Of the Females on your Technical Staff, what positions do they hold? * How many members of your Technical Staff hold a USSF A License? * How many members of your Technical Staff hold a USSF B License? * How many members of your Technical Staff hold a USSF C License? * Have any of your staff achieved an equivalent to a USSF A or UEFA A? Please list staff and license. * Please provide any further pertinent information regarding Coaching Licenses / Certifications. * Are any Club Technical Staff current or former Youth National Team staff? Please list all coaches, teams coached, and number of years involved. * Are any Club Technical Staff current USSF scouts? Please list all. * Are any Club Technical Staff also part-time or full-time members of another Club/school/organization's Technical Staff? Please list all. * Does the Club offer any "in house" coaching education opportunities? If yes, please provide details. * Are any of your staff former professional or National Team players? If so, please list their name, league(s) in which they played, and country for which they played. * How many total Female youth players are in the Club for each of the U13 to U19 age groups. * Page 5 Previous Next Player Pathway History Please list any U.S., Canadian, or Mexican Youth National Team players that have played at the Club in the past ten years. * List all players including the nation they represented, their YNT age group(s) and the years they played in your club. (Ex: Sally Goalscorer, US U15 Girls, 2018-19) Please list any Senior National Team players the Club has developed in the past 10 years. * List all players including the nation they represented and the years they played in your club. (Ex: Sally Goalscorer, USWNT, 2015-2019)) Please list any Professional players the Club has developed in the past 10 years. * List all players including their most recent professional team and years in your club. (Ex: Sally Goalscorer, OL Reign, 2014-2019) What percentage of players who spent 3+ years at your club over the past 10 years went on to play NCAA college soccer? * Feel free to upload a comprehensive list of players from the previous question and include name, college(s), and years at your club. Select File(s) Page 6 Previous Next Membership Does the Club have a recreation program? * Yes No How many total youth players (U19 and below) are in the Club? * What percentage of those players are on Girls teams? * What percentage of those players are on Boys teams? * How many competitive Female teams are in the Club? * How many are U12 teams? * How many are U13 teams? * How many are U14 teams? * How many are U15 teams? * How many are U16 teams? * How many are U17 teams? * How many are U18/19 teams? * Page 7 Previous Next Financial Information Current financial obligations include: Club Annual Fee: $4,000.00 | Club Performance Bond (refundable): $3,000.00 | Referee fees for home matches (approx. $200/match) | Home hosting fees (trainers, field rentals, etc) | All team travel costs National and Regional event cost (Range from $1500-$1800/team) | Player registration fee: $50 | *Please note that these fees are subject to change for '22-23 Can the Club commit to meeting the above Girls Academy financial obligations? * Yes No List all major sources of Club revenue, including relative size of source listed as a percentage. * (Ex: player fees = 60%, sponsors = 20%, fundraising = 10%, tournaments = 10%) What is the estimated cost per player to participate on the Club's competitive teams (U13-19)? * Provide a breakdown of cost to include club fees, travel cost, and other cost for each age group. Please list all major club sponsors / partners. * Does your Club operate tournaments each year? If so, how many? Please provide details below with number of teams, age groups, and gender. * What is the total value of scholarships provided by the Club each year? * What is the average number of players on scholarship per team? * Does the Club offer additional support to players who cannot financially afford to participate? Yes No Page 8 Previous Next Facilities Name of home facility that would be used for the Girls Academy. * Address of home facility. * Address of primary facility for the GA program. * Does the Club have office and meeting space available? * Please provide the dimensions of fields for GA teams. * How many total facilities does the Club use? * Of said facilities, how many of these facilities does the Club own? * Do any of the facilities offer locker rooms? * Does the Club have access to indoor facilities? If yes, please provide details. * What are the total number of fields in all facilities? * How many total grass fields? * How many total turf fields? * What are the total number of fields in owned facilities? * Number of fields with lights? * Are there any strategic plans on increasing facilities in motion? Please provide details. * Is there any additional information you would like to share in regard to facilities? * Page 9 Previous Next Additional Information Please upload the following supporting documents. List the Club's business structure and include names, titles, contact information (President, Board of Directors) * Select File(s) Please include a copy of any Club governance and bylaws. * Select File(s) Please include an organization chart of all staff that will support Girls Academy teams. Include coaching credentials/licensing for coaches. * Select File(s) Team/Age group developmental curricula and club playing model. * Select File(s) Any additional documentation to support your application. Select File(s) GA Club Application Price: $100.00 A representative from the GA will be in contact regarding the $100 application fee. Clubs that have previously applied will not be charged the $100 application fee.