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Thanks to Compete Sports Diversity for including me as one of the 2022 FACE OF SPORTS, as a kid back in Guatemala I never thought soccer could be so powerful, & how the sport can be use to give back to the communities. Everyone in Compete has been so supportive and believing on people like me who might not have further education but I really want what’s best for my community.
But something that has me so excited and nervous is that we are days away from the first ever ALL TRANS soccer match organized in the United States. This is a step more to achieve for it to improve a opportunity for and for the trans and nonconforming players.
The nervios estan a flor de piel as we said in spanish because I will be the official of the special match! And so grateful for the support of Valley Forge Sports and Icarus FC both teams will wear special jerseys. I’m so excited because those organizations are from the region area and they are believing in the . Showing why Trans players belong in sports From Philly to Las Vegas Special thanks to Jon Scheuren Rachel Dailey, Robert Smukler I can’t wait to continue working with them to one day have
ICYMI: The latest post on POTT was with Dirk Smith of Stonewall Performance and Compete Sports Diversity, talking about his research into motivation, going to the Gay Games for the first time, where the conversation is currently at with LGBTQIA+ inclusion in sport and of course his link to the amazing Ken Felts.
Lovely story about Dirk’s friendship with nonagenarian Ken Felts - the Coloradan whose coming out story in 2020 went viral - within another excellent feature interview by Andrew 👏 Stonewall Performance Compete Sports Diversity
Wonderful lunch meeting with Jimmy Thomason, executive director , Grace Ashu, CAN Community Health, and Eric Carlyle, Compete Sports Diversity.
Last night's Equality Night was a HUGE success, as the Arizona Cardinals were able to raise $45,000 for CAN Community Health, Lynn Lewis Foundation, and World AIDS Museum. The funds raised will not only be going to those who have been affected by HIV/AIDS but also in honoring them through preserving their history.
Special thanks are in order to Dr. William Kapfer (He/Him/His), Greg Lee, Compete Sports Diversity, Lynn Lewis Foundation , Brighter View Foundation , Discovering the Bigger Picture, PGFFL , Phoenix Gay Men's Chorus and the Arizona Cardinals, Tempe Arizona Tourism Office, Intel , OutLoud Sports , Cultural Sponge GPECC - Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Coyotes , JPMorgan Chase & Co. , Cactus Cities Softball League, Phoenix Storm Rugby Football Club and many others!
Ruggers volunteering with CAN Community Health at the Cardinals v Chargers game today! 🏈 Thank you Compete Sports Diversity!
Gearing up for tomorrow’s Equality Night with the Arizona Cardinals. CAN Community Health Compete Sports Diversity 🏈
PHOENIX, AZ: You're invited to Equality Night this November 27th at the Arizona Cardinals stadium! 🏈
CAN Community Health is honored to be a beneficiary of the Equality Night 50/50 raffle which will help provide critical health services to the Phoenix area! Equality Night is held in partnership with Compete Sports Diversity, World AIDS Museum & Educational Center, Lynn Lewis Foundation and the GPECC - Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce! 🌈
A kickoff tailgate will also be held on November 17th at Kobalt Bar. You can win tickets to the November 27th game along with other awesome prizes. Swipe left for more details ⬅️
🎤 “All three panelists - Blair Hamilton ⚽️, Zyra Evangelista (Rainbow Glasgaroos 🏀) and Ross Lockerbie (Glasgow Raptors 🏉) emphasised the importance of policy makers, national governing bodies, and sports leaders approaching inclusion in sport by examining the lead of grassroots level sport.” 🙌
Thanks to Dirk Smith from Compete for the write-up on Part 2 of our event with Pride of the Terraces LEAP Sports Scotland! 🙏
As part of the panel discussion on how living authentically has helped people in sports “elevate their game” and improve their performance. Scottish Curling and Olympics medalist, Bruce Mouat shares his experiences after competing at the olympics and winning a silver medal as an openly gay athlete. He talks about how this had a positive impact on himself, his community, LGBTQI representation in sport and curling as a sport.
Also check out my Compete Sports Diversity article recapping this panel discussion hosted by Sports Media LGBT+, LEAP Sports Scotland and Pride of the Terraces featuring out sports leaders, Bruce Mouat, Robyn Love and Lloyd Wilson.
Thank you, Compete! 🙏 LEAP Sports Scotland
Thank you Compete Sports Diversity for sitting down and talking with Bursting Through about allyship and National Out Ally Day.
Please read and share with other allies.
Last week we were at the Upstream Amsterdam Valentines Tournament for some fun swimming and fabulous times! Check out Dirk Smith’s trip report on Compete Sports Diversity!
For Coach Dirk Smith and Stonewall Performance, our mission is to build strength, confidence, resilience and self identity through sport by empowering our athletes to be their authentic selves.
Dirk's expertise is built upon the three foundations of sport. , , and . Dirk brings his education, training, and experience within these three foundations together to help make sport accessible, diverse, inclusive and empowering for all.
As an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Compete Sports Diversity Sports Diversity Leader, Ph.D student and published research scientist with an M.Sc in Sport/Exercise Psychology and B.Sc in Sport/Exercise Science. Dirk has over 12 years of experience working with athletes and exercises of all ages and levels, over 25 years as a competitive athlete himself, including 5x U.S. Masters Swimming National Medalist and 16x Gay Games medalist. Yet, despite all of this, Coach Dirk is constantly striving to challenge his knowledge, experience and community impact while empowering his athletes reach higher, go faster, be stronger and live authentically through their endeavors.
Coach Dirk has been featured in podcasts, books, magazines, and is steadily growing through active efforts, including developing his own web series , continuing education and development in initiatives for Compete Sports Diversity and educational and community development for Virtual Sport Psych.
In addition, Dirk currently works as both strength and conditioning coach and team sport psychologist for SC BRÜHL 06/45 senior men's team and as both strength and conditiong coach and competitive swimming coach for SC Janus Köln.
As an expert in and , Coach Dirk offers his training, knowledge and expertise to individual athletes, teams, organizations and communities through coaching, workshops, speaking opportunities, presentations, interviews, consulting, and so much more.
Learn more about Dirk at www.linkedin.com/in/bttrflyr
and visit www.stonewallfitness.com