In 2018, Tracy became the second American woman to receive a UEFA “A” coaching license.
When she first started looking for coaching education, she had no intention of looking for it in Europe. But USSF denied her to the course she originally applied for. And that forced her to seek out other options.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Why she started looking for coaching education
- The reasons she was denied by USSF
- Big differences between UEFA and USSF coaching education
Tracy is currently the coach of the San Francisco State women’s soccer team.
She has also served as head coach at Santa Rosa Junior College and as an assistant coach at UC Berkeley. She was a four-year letter winner at Berkley. She played two seasons in Women’s Professional Soccer.
You can connect with Tracy on Twitter. She is also the subject of a documentary that highlights her experience as a female coach.
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- Episode 111: Hope Solo Is an American Soccer Legend but She’s Tired of Playing U.S. Soccer’s Games.
- Episode 105: Hailai Arghandiwal Discusses Life as a Dual National and Says, “Dreams Only Matter if They’re Rooted in Something Real.”
- Episode 145: Setting Goals Is Normal, but Normal Is Boring. Stand out by Defining Your “Why.” Lessons From West Ham United’s Brianna Visalli.
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