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NEW YORK (Thursday, March 18, 2021MLS NEXT今天宣布了一系列旨在打击种族主义的举措, 在足球运动中倡导社会正义的同时,仇恨和歧视. 以确保一个包容的玩家开发环境的任务, free from racism, hate and discrimination, MLS NEXT成立了公平行动委员会(EAC), adding this new diversity, equity, and inclusion arm of the player development platform, to the overall MLS NEXT governance structure.


MLS NEXT致力于制定和实施政策和项目,保护和教育青年球员的足球文化, 教练和工作人员通过一系列的倡议,包括教育会议, guided discussions, and shared experiences. MLS NEXT将不加歧视地为教练和球员提供支持,同时强调联盟推动积极社会变革的承诺.


“大发体育致力于培养和确保所有级别的比赛都有一个包容的环境,” said Sola Winley, Major League Soccer’s EVP and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. “MLS NEXT平台提供了一个重要的机会,为不同的运动员和管理人员增加准入和代表性, while educating the next generation of players, coaches, 领导和粉丝们将塑造大发体育体育和大发体育社区的未来. Through the implementation of these key initiatives, 大发体育希望通过这个项目的每一个参与者都能成长为一名运动员和一个人.”


“大发体育致力于在青年足球领域创造持久的改变,并继续建立一个平台,在任何情况下都不会容忍种族主义或其他歧视性语言或行为.” said Fred Lipka, MLS NEXT Technical Director. “MLS NEXT将在成千上万的年轻运动员生命中的关键时刻接触他们,从他们进入大发体育的平台的那一刻起,教育所有参与者多样性的价值是大发体育继续为新北美打造这项运动的首要任务。.”


MLS NEXT概述了以下正在立即采取的行动:


Educational Seminars

MLS NEXT致力于在整个平台上建立反种族主义环境. Sonja N. Robinson of Thrive Mind Solutions for this first in a series of instructional discussions.  Through this educational workshop, MLS NEXT的领导将专注于实施公平和包容原则, and practices, in their own clubs.


Exchange of Best Practices

MLS NEXT will continue to work closely with the Girls Academy 进一步加强战略关系,并为玩家发展提供更深入、更全面的方法. 大发体育认识到种族主义和系统性的种族不平等行为并不是针对性别的. Additionally, MLS NEXT与“改变黑人球员”(Black Players for Change)合作,将继续在美国和加拿大开展青年项目.


Increased Representation in Positions of Influence

MLS NEXT专注于在联盟和参与dafa大发体育中增加领导职位的多样性. MLS NEXT股权行动委员会的两名成员将加入MLS NEXT执行委员会, MLS NEXT公平行动委员会的一名成员也将担任MLS多样性委员会的成员. In addition, dafa大发体育领导层的多样性已成为MLS NEXT扩展dafa大发体育的准入标准.


Increased Opportunities for Diverse Coaches

MLS NEXT致力于将更多不同类型的教练纳入麾下,让他们有机会获得令人垂涎的精英编队教练执照. The EFCL program is a year-long intensive coaching course, available to select MLS academy coaches and staff, 作为与法国足球联合会合作的一部分. Many top academy directors and coaches, 大发体育的一线队教练也参加了这个项目.


Policy Review and Implementation

MLS NEXT股权行动委员会正在积极审查, enhancing, 实施政策,确保环境不受任何形式的歧视, in any context. To date, 公平行动委员会设立了一个直接的联络渠道来报告事件,并实施了一个纪律程序,以纪律措施处理违反行为.


Training Materials
Coaches, 球员和家长将有机会获得训练材料,放大故事, voices and experiences of minority/racialized players, their caregivers, and coaches.


这些项目的推出是在索拉·温利(Sola Winley)最近被聘为美国足球大联盟(Major League Soccer)的执行副总裁和首席多样性(Chief Diversity)之后, Equity and Inclusion Officer.


ABOUT THE MLS NEXT EQUITY ACTION COMMITTEE
MLS NEXT股权行动委员会将指导MLS NEXT促进积极的改变, equitable, just, and responsible soccer community. 该委员会由MLS NEXT教练、董事和女子学院负责人组成.


2012mls NEXT股权行动委员会由以下九名成员组成.


MLS NEXT Coaches/Directors

  • Akinola Lake (Baltimore Armor)
  • Arnold Rijsenburg (Real Salt Lake)
  • Chris Nurse (Weston FC)
  • Mutanda Kwesele (Columbus Crew SC)
  • Omar Cervantes (Sheriffs FC)
  • Rumba Munthali (Sporting KC)


Major League Soccer Player

  • Justin Morrow (Black Players for Change)


Girls Academy

  • Lesle Gallimore (Commissioner)
  • Nikki Washington (Representative of the GA)


ABOUT MLS NEXT
MLS NEXT is a new paradigm for player development, 于2020年启动,旨在改变北美的青少年足球. 由阿迪达斯赞助,建立在合作治理和创新承诺的基础上, MLS NEXT的球员可以参加最高水平的比赛, 培训和个人发展机会,为他们的未来做好准备, both in soccer and in life. 目前的会员包括118个dafa大发体育,521支球队和超过11000名球员遍布美国.S. and Canada. For more information about MLS NEXT, visit www.mlssoccer.com/mlsnext.