Pathways Projects Girls Soccer

We are excited to launch our "Girls' and Women's Soccer Pathways" Project. This study has been designed to learn more about the paths and reasons for continued participation and success in girls' and women's soccer. This is a SSHRC supported research project which has been developed and launched in consultation and with support from staff associated with Canada's National team and BC Soccer.

We are currently in Phase I of the project where we are recruiting girls (and their parents) who play competitive girls' soccer to complete a survey. We are interested in players as young as U14, with our current targeted ages being 13, 15 and 17 years old on Jan 1st 2020 (typically playing U18, U16 and U14 age groups) across Ontario and BC. We are initially looking for players who are in the highest tiers of girls' soccer (from National, Provincial, REX, Premier, Metro and Division 1 Clubs/teams).

If you are interested and want to check if you qualify, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL to: Please include in the message at least one parent's (guardian's) name and email, the player's current team, age group and level of participation. You could also let us know whether you want just a player survey or parent and player survey.

WE WILL SEND YOU A LINK TO THE SURVEY ONCE WE RECEIVE AND EMAIL AND VERIFY PARENTAL CONSENT. We are asking a small subset of parents to also fill out a survey for reliability purposes. Players will get a $15 Amazon voucher for completing the survey (parent's, $10 voucher). We will be following up players over a 3-5 year period with a shortened version of the survey to complete each year ($10 voucher for subsequent year participation).

Many thanks for supporting our research and girls' and women's soccer. Stay tuned for study updates.


1 = Parents'_Information

2 = Player_Information

3 = Coach/Club_information

Contact: Jon Howard/ Nicola Hodges Email: Status: Open