Nicole Hercules is the chair of the United Soccer Coaches Black Coaches Advocacy Group, the first woman to hold the role. Nicole and I discuss the need for more Black coaches across all levels of the game, the need for those hiring to better educate themselves on diversity, and how her group is working toward change. Nicole also discusses her work to bring soccer training to inner city communities.
Here is the anti-racism resource page from United Soccer Coaches, which we discuss in the show.
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Here are rough timestamps of the topics Nicole and I spoke about in this episode:
3:00 — What the Black Coaches Advocacy Group works on
7:00 — The lack of representation at all levels, in all sports globally. “We’re not even just talking soccer. We have an issue, especially in decision-making positions.”
16:30 — “We’re persistent but we’re positive.” On making true change
21:00 — Former United States international Kia McNeil coaching at Brown, and the importance of representation
26:00 — Creating better inner city soccer programs
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