Connecticut Flag Clinic

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Hartford, CT -  July 23rd, 2022

The Foundation co-hosted this first time clinic with the CT Flag league and founder, Brandon Jubrey.

Held on the beautiful turf field located at Annie Fisher Montessori School, we taught football skills to nearly 60 girls, ages 8-15. We also incorporated our very first Shadow Coaching component for adult women who wanted to learn football basics and build their confidence around coaching. Chick-fil-A provided a delicious lunch for us all as well.

Dick's Sporting Goods was also on hand to present a check for $2,000 to Mr. Jubrey in support of his program and its continued growth.

Mr. Jubrey and his staff have created a safe, supportive and fun space in the greater Hartford area for girls to learn this great game of football. We wish him continued success and look forward to another collaboration in the future!!

-- Dana Sparling, Executive Director

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Somers Youth Sports Organization and Gridiron Partners

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Somers, New York - February 6th, 2021 - Present

SYSO Commissioners and Gridiron Partners founders, Katie DiChiaro and Jennifer Kisslinger reached out to us in late 2020 and asked for our administrative guidance and coaching expertise with their brand new girls flag football program.

 

Having crafted carefully thought out Covid protocols, we held the first of what would be 3 clinics in early 2021 at Solaris Sports Indoor Facility in Somers, New York. Our all female coaching staff was comprised of former NY Shark and current NY Wolves tackle players. Having female coaches was of paramount importance to both Katie and Jennifer as they wanted their girls to see that not only playing football was an option, but coaching as well.

We held an outdoor clinic for the girls of SYSO in May of 2021, building upon the knowledge and skills from earlier sessions and transitioning into formations, play design, rules and game strategy.

In late August, 2021, we held our first ever "Not your Kid's Football Clinic" for adult women connected to the SYSO program. This new programming was so well received, that we had a waiting list for the clinic within 5 days and then no one wanted to stop playing when the clinic was scheduled to end so we played for another hour !! What a fabulous day of football, sisterhood and laughter! We held a second clinic for these Mighty Women in November of 2021. Future clinics are in the works!
 

-- Dana Sparling, Executive Director

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Staten Island Girls (SIG) Flag Football Program

Staten Island, 11/9/19

The Foundation hosted and produced this clinic for our Football Sisters on Staten Island in New York City.

Players from the New York Wolves Women's Tackle Football Team coached the event

and we were also joined by the New York Guardians president, Janet Duch.

Special thanks to Coach Mike Colt for assisting in pulling the day together. His dedication to his girls is truly inspiring.

-- Dana Sparling, Executive Director

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(L) Janet Duch, NY Guardians President with (R) Dana Sparling, COO of WGF