Gabby Kicking It Around with Lily

How To Keep Girls In Sports series with Berkshire Soccer Academy

In celebration of the launch of How To Coach Girls book, we are partnering with Berkshire Soccer Academy, a sleep away soccer camp for girls, with a five-part series.

How To Coach Girls by Mia Wenjen and Alison Foley

How To Coach Girls available for pre-order here.

March: The effect of Team Impact on the Boston College Women’s Soccer Team. Team Impact is a national nonprofit that matches kids facing serious and chronic illnesses with local college athletic teams. The bonds that formed can be life-long and life-changing. We will be learning about Lily and Alison Foley’s women’s varsity soccer team and what they have been up to thus far this year. Holly Confalone, a midfielder on the team, will be filling us in.

Boston College Women's Soccer and Team Impact

Happy Birthday to Lily…the newest member of the #BCWSoccer team as she signed her NLI with her teammates by her side yesterday. 

Gabby Kicking It Around with Lily

Gaby Carriero kicking it around with #teamimpact teammate Lily before the game.

April: Alison and I sent our daughters, Sidnie and Ali,  for a week of soccer camp at Berkshire Soccer Academy. They were excited to train with Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Trisha Venturini Hoch through their organization, TeamFirst. TeamFirst is a group of friends who are living out their passion of teaching soccer and life skills to kids across the country. It just so happens that these friends are NCAA Champions, World Cup Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists, and Hall of Famers. An important part of the TeamFirst DNA is giving back. Each camp TeamFirst partners with a local or national charity organization to raise money for awareness and research.

Ali and Sidnie at Berkshire Soccer Academy

May: We are asking professional soccer players and sisters Kristie and Samantha Mewis: 1) What is it like as sisters playing at elite level and even competing against each other? What is that dynamic like?  2) Have you ever had a moment of doubt about your ability as a soccer player? 3) What are you up to now and what’s next?

Kristie and Samatha Mewis

June: Kristine Lilly was at Berkshire Soccer Academy as a coach and as a mother of a player. We are going to ask her about the balance of coaching your own daughter and get her perspective about what her daughter got out of camp with mom. We also want to know more about Team First.

Team First at Berkshire Soccer Academy


By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

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  1. Team Impact sounds like an amazing program!
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