Since 2015, Girls Unite has been creating a positive and rigorous environment to help shape young girls on and off the pitch. We see each of our players through a holistic lens and value their ability to learn and grow. We aim to build soccer skills, character, and community.
Lindsay Kauffman has been coaching girls (ages 5 thru 18) in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She is committed to helping girls fall in love with the game of soccer; encouraging them to be strong, healthy and confident. In the 2021-2022 season, Coach Lindsay received the Positive Coaching Alliance award, helped lead Urban High School Varsity into Playoffs. She holds a USSF D license, and specializes in Tovo Methodology having completed the Tovo Institute V1 Methodology Course.
Meet Our Coaches
Our women coaches serve as strong role models for our players. Positive modeling is also exemplified in our Junior Coaches program which enables us to develop the next generation of women coaches starting with high school
Coach Kierra joins the Girls Unite coaching staff with the primary focus of developing our U8-U10 girls in the technical, athletic, and mental skillset needed to become competitive soccer players. Adding Kierra to our competitive developmental program speaks to Girls Unite’s commitment to center female players and support them with strong mentors, highest quality coaching, community and tools to reach their potential.
Coach Kierra has USSF C and USSF D licenses, and brings a lot of experience with her, including:
* Dominican University Women’s team Assistant Coach
* Mill Valley Soccer Club Competitive Head Coach
* College of Marin Women’s team, Assistant Coach
* Sacred Heart Cathedral HS, JV Coach
* Lowell High School, Varsity Assistant Coach
* Convent Varsity, Assistant Coach
* Branson High School, Assistant Coach
Kierra Scalercio continues to play professionally with CaliBeach Soccer Club (a beach soccer lover!) and recently with the San Francisco NightHawks of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). She has also been working with a nonprofit organization called SoccerFours for over a decade. Her true passion lies in connecting with and developing motivated young female athletes as they find their confidence and skill on the field, and we are thrilled that she is bringing her incredible experience, skillset, and passion to Girls Unite’s youngest competitive players!
She started playing soccer when she was 5 and played competitively up until college. The coaching director of Coach Olivia's youth club was trained in Brazil, so Coach Olivia grew up playing futsal, small sided games and juggling tennis balls! Coach Olivia encourages players to take opponents on, think creatively with their feet, and work in tight spaces.
Lexi is new to the Bay Area and cannot wait to utilize her coaching role to mentor and inspire players. On the field, her team goals include focusing on improving individual skill while emphasizing the importance of team harmony. Off the field, she hopes to motivate young women to be the best versions of themselves!
Junior Coaches Program
Calling All Youth Mentors
Our Junior Coaches program exemplifies youth leadership and professional modeling. The program is open to experienced high school soccer players. Junior Coaches are hired based on their capability, enthusiasm, level of responsibility, and availability. Selected Junior Coaches will assist the head coaches with player training, demonstrations and other fun assignments. Junior Coaches receive a stipend or can use their coaching hours toward community service.Apply for Junior Coaches Program
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