OUR SOCCER PROGRAMS FOCUS ON SKILLS THAT CAN BE USED TO ACHIEVE GOALS IN THE FUTURE.
SOCCER PROGRAMS WE OFFER
The Our Time program is COS effort to keep girls involved in physical fitness, cultural enrichment, and empowerment activities. Girls from low to moderate income urban communities stop participating in physical fitness activities at higher rate than girls from other communities as they become teenagers. Reasons for sports dropout are:
- With adolescence comes a greater desire for cooperation and connectedness over competition
- Girls are less tolerant of poor sports behavior than boys.
- Teenage girls experience a crisis of confidence.
- Teenage girls still think sports are unfeminine.
- Girls sometimes don’t receive the support they need from their family.
COS offers girls only teams, women mentors and guest speakers to continue to educate players, parents, coaches, community stakeholder about benefits of staying involved in sports and of continuing their education. This provides girls the confidence and support to continue athletics through their teenage years. Studies show that girls involved with sports in their teenage years are far less likely to have teenage pregnancies.
Our Time International Girls Club Friendly: This is the only international girls club friendly games held in Georgia that are sanctioned by United States Soccer Federation and Bahamas Football Association. Coastal Outreach Soccer U17 girls played Bahama United Girls team from Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas. The purpose of this annual event, Second Week of July, is to promote sports(wo)manship, fellowship, and culture awareness from a global prospective.