Haley Helverson has played professionally in Sweden and Puerto Rico. We talk to her about deciding to go from Gopher Soccer to the pros, adjusting to life in new cities, giving advice to new players, and more.
Watch the chat in the video embedded below or download it as a podcast in iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.
Even as leagues in the US and abroad continue to improve, many top college players still choose to hang up their cleats after they graduate. This year, three Minnesota Soccer players (April Bockin, Molly Fiedler, Emily Heslin) are trying to take their talents to the next level. Part 2 follows April as she returns from camp with the Chicago Red Stars and Molly and Emily as they prepare for opportunities this summer.
Also featured is former WPS and W League vet and current Director of Goalkeeping for Gopher Soccer Alli Lipsher.
Watch Part 1, where former pros talk about how players decide to make the jump to the pros, what factors they consider when exploring options across the globe, and what it's like to adjust to living in a brand new country while battling for a spot on the team, here.
Alli Lipsher had a standout college career and a globe trotting pro career. Now, she's the Director of Goalkeeping for Gopher Soccer, the founder of First Line Futbol, and a strategist with Visible City. We talked to her about coaching young keepers, translating her playing experience into coaching, and urban planning!
You can watch the video chat embedded below (worth it for the puppies alone) or download it as a podcast in iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.
Supporters giving $10/month and up
Chad Flynn & Mary Lahammer
Salvo Soccer Club