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Founder- Lydia Scrofani


"I started GSA because I saw a niche worth pursuing.  I've coached young girls for over 20 years, and I felt there was something missing in youth sports.  GSA is for the girl who doesn't have it all figured out, who wants to see what else she can do, and who is open to pursuing multiple sports to become a bettter overall athlete. There is so much work to be done on building a solid foundation for girls to thrive in sports and in life.  I'm excited to enhance the youth sports experience by building stronger, more confident young ladies."

                                                                    -Coach Lydia

 
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Background​

Former Division I Coach: College of William & Mary; Fairleigh Dickinson University

Former Semi-Professional Player for WPL 2001 National Champions Boston Renegades

Former Division I Player: University of South Carolina

Buzz All-American; All-SEC Conference Player

Former High School Head Coach: Warhill Varsity Women's Soccer (VA)

Dreher Varsity Women's Soccer (SC)

Former Girls Director: Tidewater Sharks

Former Head Coach: Tidewater Sharks, FC Westchester, Allendale SC, Colonial FC, VA Legacy

Washington State Regional Track Athlete (Gig Harbor HS)

Ramstein High School (Germany)

Varsity Track

Varsity Basketball

Licenses & Degrees

National Alliance for Youth Sports Member (NAYS)

NSCAA National Diploma (USSF "C" License")

Youth National Diploma (United Soccer Association)

NSCAA Goalkeeper Level I & II

MBA: Marketing (Fairleigh Dickinson University)

Undergrad: USC Darla Moore School of Business; Marketing/Management Major

Current Professor of Marketing at Christopher Newport University

 
 
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What is your "Why?"

Coach Lydia:  My soul is happy when I see a girl do something she worked hard to achieve or embrace something she didn't think was possible.  I like to use the positive aspects of sports to help build strong, confident young ladies.