About Why GGFC?Founded in 2007, parents of female soccer players in Manhattan were searching for an option where their daughters were prioritized, not just on the field but as individuals who will one day be leaders in their communities. The families who started Gotham Girls, and the ones who are members today, join because they see the importance of female-focused development.At Gotham Girls FC, we know that soccer is not just a “boys sport" and every day we are pushing the community around us to recognize the same. Our coaches have a passion for making young female players the most technical, tenacious, and determined players they can be.Every layer of the club revolves around providing our young women the time, energy, resources, and attention each player needs to develop as strong leaders in the community and as confident players on the field. We understand that what and how we teach on the field goes well beyond the pitch. We focus on holistically developing all of our players physically, technically, tactically and psychologically.This is why we believe Gotham Girls FC is the best environment for the female youth of NYC to compete in athletics. Our Mission & Philosophy MissionThe purpose of the organization is to provide its players with high quality coaching in a safe and supportive environment so that they are able to learn the physical and mental skills essential to improve as soccer players and so that they develop a sense of confidence that will serve them no matter what they do in life.The goal is not just to teach its players how to dribble, pass, trap and shoot, but to develop each player's ability to motivate herself, to exercise the discipline necessary to succeed in any endeavor, to foster a sense of accomplishment and self-worth that comes from mastering a difficult skill and to love the game of soccer. Coaching PhilosophyWhen it comes to coaching, the most important thing is to teach with love and patience. Every player in our club needs to focus on learning technique which is accomplished by practicing repetitively. Once players start to experience results on the field, it motivates them to continue perfecting their skills.Technique gives a player the individual skill to be able to contribute to their team. As the players develop the proper technique they will gain the confidence and passion to compete on the field. We encourage our players to find their own style of playing and discover the motivation to play the game of soccer at any level.