About this Talk
Recreational women's leagues first launched in the 1970s, an unexpected yet exciting result of Title IX legislation establishing the right to sports for girls. Women saw the opportunity to learn soccer for the first time within a community of women - or return to the game after a childhood of playing alongside the boys.
Adult leagues and tournaments for women have expanded and spread over the past five decades, with age divisions ranging from 16+ to Over 70.
Many recreational women leagues have premiere divisions that include WPSL (the largest soccer league in the United States) teams who play in local leagues during their WPSL offseason.
This roundtable of leagues will be exploring several topics including recruiting, retention of players as they age, culture of trust, marketing and promotion of leagues to name just a few.