February 2021
PCA's coach workshop
Our awesome coach mentors recently completed Positive Coach Alliance's "Leading Your Organization" workshop.

UDA takes pride in assisting our coach mentors to empower our youth on and off the field. This workshop led a great discussion with our coaches on strategies and improvements to implement with their players.

"The difference a coach can make in a youth's life is enormous, and PCA is showing youth coaches how to teach life lessons while preparing their team to win on the scoreboard."- Doc Rivers Head Coach, Los Angeles Clippers and PCA National Advisory Board Member
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Local Mental Health Resource
NAMI Utah offers hope for anyone in Utah impacted by mental illness through our free courses and support groups. NAMI announced their Basics Course, which is a free, 6-week course for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed.
National Girls & Women in Sports Day
February 3 is National Girls & Women in SportsDay! Join us and the Women's Sports Foundation in the nationwide celebration of women in sport and the girls they inspire. "Every year, this celebration inspires girls and women to play and be active, to realize their full power. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize the importance of staying mentally and physically healthy during challenging times."
​-WSF #LeadHerForward
Small business support
Created in May 2016, DankwaFabric is an ethical clothing startup company based in Salt Lake City, ready-to-wear clothing and accessories hand made in Accra, Ghana.

Visit them on instagram @Dankwafabric or via their etsy page.
Coach spotlight
Coach Caitlin Riley
Caitlin was born in Lake Forest, IL and she started playing soccer at the age of four. She started coaching because of her experience and because of her passion for the game. She enjoys watching her players develop on and off the field as a result of the environment her teams create together. She has coached with UDA since 2019. Her nickname is ‘Cait’ and if she could live anywhere in the world it would be Iceland. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, and painting when she is not coaching or playing soccer.
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