Former UW head coach Lesle Gallimore named GA Commissioner

Can't be a big deal, it's not ECNL [sarcasm]

Seriously, good for her and the league. I do like the player centered focus of the league and hope they can pull it off.
 

dk_b

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https://www.soccerwire.com/news/girls-academy-appoints-lesle-gallimore-as-first-ever-commissioner/

Kind of seems like a big deal. Not sure of her experience running a youth soccer program, but she certainly has college and national team connections. Most heads of these new leagues have been more on the business/entrepreneurial side than firmly on the soccer side.
I think she's coached at Crossfire over the years so she has some.

She's a legend (her story of basically founding the Cal program while an undergrad is terrific).
 
Can't be a big deal, it's not ECNL [sarcasm]

Seriously, good for her and the league. I do like the player centered focus of the league and hope they can pull it off.
Holy Inferiority Complex bringing up ECNL in the very 1st reply! Doubt youl see similar in the ECNL section with GAL getting talked about. Jus enjoy GAL for what it is theres no need to project bro an hope it all works out. so long as the girls are happy and get to play thats the main thing :)
 
Holy Inferiority Complex bringing up ECNL in the very 1st reply! Doubt youl see similar in the ECNL section with GAL getting talked about. Jus enjoy GAL for what it is theres no need to project bro an hope it all works out. so long as the girls are happy and get to play thats the main thing :)
ECNL has it’s very own section? Sounds nice!
 

VegasParent

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Since my daughter plays for one of the GA clubs (ok, so far only training..), I spent some time to learn more about Ms Gallimore and I am so dang happy to be with GA!
As I said in another thread, I'm cautiously optimistic about the GA. With the marketing they have been doing and now this hire, things look good but no one will know for sure until games and showcases are played.
 

happy9

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As I said in another thread, I'm cautiously optimistic about the GA. With the marketing they have been doing and now this hire, things look good but no one will know for sure until games and showcases are played.
I'm with you. I'm confident that the play on the pitch will meet expectations. What parents yet don't know is if the slick, effective, and thoughtful marketing campaign will translate to an acceptable league administration experience - scheduling, game day execution, showcase execution, etc. I hope so.

ECNL does a good job in creating a great game day experience, as did the DA. I think that's important to the girls and more importantly to parents. Parents want to validate their expenditure.
 

Giesbock

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If GA carries through with game day experience as culmination of their excellent marketing, they’ll be fine. Think parents will just be glad to be out watching kiddos playing again! Bonus if every team comes away a winner...:)
 
Apologies in advance but I'll post this article from 2008 whenever this perv is put on a pedestal..... I just don't know how AD is rolled out as a positive role model for anything to do with young women.....

 

happy9

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Apologies in advance but I'll post this article from 2008 whenever this perv is put on a pedestal..... I just don't know how AD is rolled out as a positive role model for anything to do with young women.....

Certainly a misstep. I'm sure he wasn't the only one with something great to say about an iconic PAC-12 coach. Someone didn't do their research well enough and jumped on the Tarheel bandwagon - which is understandable, given the Tarheel accomplishments in D1 women's soccer.

Regardless, she still remains a great selection and what he said is likely true. Unfortunately he's someone I wouldn't trust around my DD.
 
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