29 min

Creating a Culture of Connection and Encouragement for Low-Income Soccer Players Building Confidence in Young Athletes

    • Sports

Kaig Lightner founded Portland Community Football Club 10 years ago, providing coach mentors, free uniforms and no-cost or low-cost opportunities for immigrants and others living in low-income communities.
The program focuses on creating a culture of connection, encouragement and trust. Player growth is more important than winning games.
Now the program has 235 players, 15 coaches and three staff members in Portland, Oregon, and Lightner has plans to expand to other areas of the country through its Liberate Sports program, which aims to remove the barriers that prevent low-income kids from participating in sports.
Learn more about the program: https://www.liberatesports.org/
Send ideas for podcast guests: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/contact-ultimate-sports-parent/
Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-confidence-in-young-athletes/id1602758597
Visit our blog: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/
 
 

Kaig Lightner founded Portland Community Football Club 10 years ago, providing coach mentors, free uniforms and no-cost or low-cost opportunities for immigrants and others living in low-income communities.
The program focuses on creating a culture of connection, encouragement and trust. Player growth is more important than winning games.
Now the program has 235 players, 15 coaches and three staff members in Portland, Oregon, and Lightner has plans to expand to other areas of the country through its Liberate Sports program, which aims to remove the barriers that prevent low-income kids from participating in sports.
Learn more about the program: https://www.liberatesports.org/
Send ideas for podcast guests: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/contact-ultimate-sports-parent/
Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-confidence-in-young-athletes/id1602758597
Visit our blog: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/
 
 

29 min

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