The first girlsCAN program started in Vancouver, Canada with three teams that brought in girlsCAN staff coaches to run their training every week. girlsCAN later grew across Canada and incorporated Canadian National Team players contributing to coaching camps. girlsCAN continued to expand off the field, holding seminars, sharing the stories of top female players, and connecting them to up-and-coming players with similar aspirations.
In 2007, girlsCAN launched the first-ever, girls-only Canadian college showcase in Vancouver, with ten teams including the top girls academy team from Bristol, England and hosting over 15 college coaches from across Canada and the US. Since then, the Showcase has doubled in size and lured coaches from schools across North America, including schools such as Harvard, Yale, Oklahoma State and Mississippi State. In 2010, girlsCAN’s McCormack teamed up with Nigeria’s most capped player, Maureen Mmadu to launch a girlsCAN academy in Anambra State, Nigeria, fulfilling its desire to give back. Most recently, in 2011 girlsCAN launched in the USA for the first time, partnering with United Athletic Centers in Stratford, Connecticut to provide girlsCAN programs to players in New England and surrounding areas.