Las Vegas, NV – November 12, 2015- Come and be apart of “Her-story”. The las Vegas Showgirlz is seeking the best that the city has to offer in women’s athletes for the 2016 upcoming season. The team is looking for talent to fill all playing positions and xperience is not required. Players from all sports are welcome to tryout-basketball, track and field, soccer, softball, ect. This will be the Showgirlz tenth season playing.
Open tryouts are scheduled to take place on Saturday December 5th, 2015 from 9am to 11am at Charlie Frias Park, 4801 S. Decatur and Tropicana. Come prepared to demonstrate your athletic abilities in the following: 40 yard dash, vertical jump, and various drills related to each individual football position. This will be a high-energy physical exercise, so make sure that proper athletic attire is worn, including football or soccer cleats. Bottled water and a towel are other suggested items to bring. Please RSVP by emailing us at email@example.com on here under contact us.
See you there, READY TO BALL!!!
Las Vegas NV- The Las Vegas Showgirlz are sorry to inform everyone that the College Showcase that was re-scheduled for Saturday November 7th, 2015 has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict with gym facilities. We will concentrate on our Spring and Summer 2016 Showcases. All 105 refunds will be given back starting Monday, November 2nd . If you have any concerns or questions regarding this, please call Dion A. Lee directly at (702) 764-8878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration.
According to statistics, the five most frequently offered college sports for women are: basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross country, and softball. While women have also competed in traditionally dominated male sports such as wrestling, weightlifting, rugby, and boxing, they are still being excluded from the sport of football. It’s time for a change. It’s time for the MOVEMENT. The MOVEMENT is a national goal to put girls’ football in the high schools which will allow them to earn scholarships to play in college. This MOVEMENT is to enforce true equal opportunity in ALL sports with the recognition of girls’ and women’s football.
Dion A. Lee, founder of the Las Vegas Showgirlz and Premier 7 Football, started this concept after he lost his ability to play college football due to Title IX issues at his university. The loss was devastating to the star athlete. Soon he would find himself not only coaching women’s football but leading a revolution to ensure girls who loved the sport of football received their chance to play on the field and earn scholarships at major colleges and universities.
“Women’s football is the same sport that men play,” says Lee. “Full pads, tackling, running, hitting hard and getting up to become victorious on the field. The women I coach and train have football in their veins and only want the chance to take their talents across the world. So do the young girls who love football but aren’t allowed to play in middle or high school or even college because of noncompliance with Title IX.”
Lee started an Funding Dreams campaign to make “Herstory” a part of history on the football field. His goal is to create a platform for worldwide recognition of women’s tackle football. Every donation made will help the Las Vegas Showgirlz and Premier 7 Football push closer to gaining national and worldwide attention to women’s tackle football by highlighting up to 32 teams during a major championship game on national television during Super Bowl weekend.
“Our fundraising goal is $125,000, which is the lion’s share of the monies needed for the live production on national television,” says Lee. “Additional costs include PR and marketing. We want to display women tackle and high school flag football because everyone should know that women/girls who love football want the same opportunity to play just like men/boys.”
The impact of creating an opportunity for girls and women to play football is astronomical. More than 20,000 women and girls currently play and/or express an interest in football and Lee believes that the time is NOW to make a mark in women’s sports and to put women’s football on the map. This Movement will assist in building confidence in more girls and women by allowing them to play while creating an environment for better health and fitness.
For details on the Funding Dreams campaign and to make a direct donation to The Movement to bring Women’s Football to the nation.
As the movement for girls in football has begun to grow legs, there is still much work to do for scholarships to be offered at the college level. Coach Lee has seen a need and demand to help athletes in other sports as well who actually want an opportunity to attend college on full scholarship! Las Vegas Showgirlz has switched gears to create several AAU Girls Basketball teams and College Showcases to help them develop advanced playing skills, and to mold them into the model citizens of a great student and athlete beyond high school!
Six unsigned Seniors were recruited after having much success from their first showcase this past June. Giving recognition to Jasmyn Rodriquez (Sunrise HS ’14) and Dajsia Blackshire (Las Vegas HS ’15) who will be attending Cuesta College, Whykeiia Haley (Sunrise HS ’15) and Dejunique Jerrries (Sunrise HS ’15) who will be attending Taft College, Jada Williams (Las Vegas HS ’15) who will be attending Victor Valley College, and Atajma Criss-Felton (Chaparral HS ’15) who will be attending Central Wyoming College.
Coach Lee will be hosting the second Pre-Season College Showcase being held at Reynolds Boys and Girls Club in Henderson on October 10th from 9am-7pm. Girls basketball coaches from Division 2 and 3 colleges and universities as well as junior colleges will be there to scout and recruit young women for scholarship opportunities. They are accepting girls in grades 9-12 to attend this all-day event. This will be a camp and combine which will give each player a profile packet which will include player height, weight, measurements, position, stats, GPA, and SAT/ACT scores to hand out to recruiters. Additional perks will be mentoring from former college basketball players and position coaches, NCAA clearing house, Showcase T-shirts, and the chance to prove their skills in head-to-head competition amongst their peers.
Coach Lee’s passion is to create change through sports and he believes that every athlete could have the potential to earn a free education if they have the focus, determination, and commitment to study hard and practice even harder on something they love to do…BALL!! He states, “it’s not just about having the perfect jump shot or grace on the court, but attitude and discipline that’s going to get them where they want to be in life! Parents need to invest in their children’s success by getting involved with their academics and extracurricular activities as well.”
About Las Vegas Showgirlz:
Las Vegas Showgirlz’ College Showcase 2015 will be Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Reynolds Boys and Girls Club, 2980 Robindale Rd, Henderson, NV 89074. Early registration is $75 per player, deadline Sept. 30th. After Sept. 30th, registration will be $85 and based on space availability.
To register online, please visit http://lvshowgirlz.com
For more information contact Dion Lee (702) 764-8878.