Mele French has had soccer in her life for over 25 years starting with her community start up recreational league, AYSO, and moving up into club programs, high school, Olympic development programs, elite soccer camps, collegiate, professional and national team affiliates.
French has been through every aspect and level of the game. She has experienced unsuccessful teams and very successful teams. She has been coached and developed by some amazing coaches all over the world. She knows what has helped her development and what hasn't. Throughout her playing career she has always found ways to give back to local communities by offering professional training to youth players who strive to make it to a higher level. The most important aspect of succeeding in anything is having strength mentally and psychologically. Mele focuses on building the mental, psychological and physical parts of the game.
Mele currently plays for the local LA Blues where they were able to capture 4 championship titles. Mele was named the W-League's Most Valuable Player for the 2014 season. She spent 3 seasons playing in the WPS, the best women's soccer league at the time, capturing 2 championship titles with two different teams (WNY Flash, NJ Sky Blue). She then went on to sign with SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga and recruited back to North America to play with WNY Flash and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Mele started FFA with the goal to properly develop youth soccer players and to provide players with the tools and resources to succeed in soccer and in life. A lot of what FFA students are taught will help them overcome any challenge they may face outside of soccer and feel success all around.