Are you ready for a game-changing episode of The Accelerator? This week, we dive into the fascinating world of sports and innovation with a groundbreaking company – The Union Community Inc! We had the honor of sitting down with Saskia Webber and Michael Magid, the visionary co-founders of The Union Community Inc!
The Union Community Inc is a game-changing platform designed to revolutionize the way youth athletes engage with professional players and coaches. Their mission is to create a safe haven away from the toxicity of social media, offering a quality space where young talents can thrive, learn, and excel!
Available on both the App Store and Google Play store, and accessible through their user-friendly website (https://www.theunionsports.com), this innovative platform empowers young athletes to network, seek guidance, and receive personalized coaching from the best in the business.
Saskia Webber is a soccer legend known for her influential role in the U.S. Women’s National Team’s triumphant 1999 World Cup victory. Throughout her esteemed career, she proudly represented her country in the 1995 World Cup and the 1996 Gold Medal Olympic team. As a founding member of the Women’s United Soccer Association, Saskia’s impact on women’s soccer went beyond the field.
Her professional journey took her across continents, from playing for the Philadelphia Charge and the New York Power to earning recognition as the top goalkeeper in Japan’s Oki FC league. Honored with multiple awards, including All-American recognition and the prestigious Missouri Athletic Club Goalkeeper of the Year Award, Saskia’s dedication to the sport remained unwavering. Even after retiring from playing, she continues to make a significant mark as a founding investor of Angel City FC and the Broadcasting host of the NWSL. Her popular podcast, “Inside The 18,” serves as a valuable source of insights and inspiration for goalkeepers worldwide.
Michael Magid has a unique and fascinating journey that blends comedy and soccer. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, and raised in a diverse cultural environment, Michael’s comedic style draws from a mix of ridiculously self-deprecating stories and hilarious biographical accounts. Embracing his mixed cultural background, Michael’s humor resonates with audiences worldwide. Beyond comedy, Michael’s passion for soccer has played a significant role in his life. As a dedicated coach for 17 years, he has nurtured and honed the skills of aspiring athletes. Moreover, his role as the Producer of the immensely popular Pro GK (Goalkeeping) Academy and its podcast “Inside The 18” showcases his commitment to the sport’s growth and development.
Together, Saskia Webber and Michael Magid have brought their expertise, passion, and innovation to create The Union Community Inc. We uncover the inspiring thought process that sparked the creation of The Union Community Inc. Hear from the passionate founders about their journey, challenges, and the impact they are making in the sports world. Discover how this exceptional community is shaping the future of sports mentorship and providing a sanctuary for aspiring athletes to thrive.
One of the key highlights is when they shed light on the significant size of niche communities, exemplified by the projected 2.7 billion revenue from worldwide goalkeeping in 2023. Together, they emphasize the transformative impact of building a robust network, envisioning a future where millions of passionate athletes can access top-notch facilities, camps, clinics, and exceptional coaching. This eye-opening discussion reveals The Union Community Inc’s groundbreaking approach to sports mentorship, solidifying their role as key players in shaping the future of niche sports communities.
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