" Ms Elle is celebrating 12 years of voluntarily promoting and assisting the growth & development of the sport in Costa Rica & Central America! "
Since January of 20-11 Ms Elle recognized the need to promote the sport in English for Costa Rica to attract international awareness to the region and generate new opportunities for the sport.
Ms Elle started her promoting journey in the sport by creating and submitting weekly English media press releases
to several of the Costa Rica news sites/newspapers and X-pat organizations to promote all scheduled football activities.
As well she routinely assisted local and international editors and journalists with American Football in Costa Rica and Central America information for articles and responded to countless inquiries of interest for the sport.
Ms Elle initiated an online newsletter published every two months in 20-11 titled 'The Blitz Report' highlighting football activities including informative links. Of course a decade later the contact info, logos, Federation/teams, links and pretty well everything on the newsletters is now obsolete with the evolution of the sport. However for some of the OG coaches/players it may be a fun blast from the past to view a sample publication. Bring back memories.
Ms Elle established the American Football in Costa Rica Facebook public English profile in 20-11 along with a few other social media profiles. Her 'personal' football Facebook profile has been a tool to communicate with football leaders/players both in English & Spanish to acquire and share timely content.
She continued to publish content in English for the sport in Costa Rica and Central America to reach a larger demographic. Most notably to generate an interest from North America and educate the developed football nations that there is a burgeoning desire to play the sport in the region. Her goal was never to acquire a mass 'irrelevant' following but rather to acquire a following of truly interested football people. Ms Elle believes in the quality not quantity philosophy when it comes to communications. She has seen football people with tens of thousands of followers on social media but in reality only 500-1000 of their followers 'actually' have any interest in football or are actively involved. Ms Elle has voluntarily been providing various communication services for people interested in the sport. She has never cared to win any social media popularity contest. She has created a niche football following over the years of dedicated passionate enthusiasts and up to this day she has declined hundreds of public friend requests if she feels they don't add value to the sport.
In 20-12 Ms Elle established the American Football In Costa Rica website.
With maintaining weekly changing homepage updates and covering all American Football activities in the country it became a leading source of information. Initially intended to attract local X-pat fans, international exposure for the region and to entice new opportunities for the sport. Over the years many new opportunities were realized such as obtaining numerous foreign & local players/coaches (Ms Elle directly placed over 100 players on teams over the years and that is not counting the ones that had contacted leagues/teams directly from logos she linked to their contact info on the website) to securing free football clinics led by semi & pro players not only for Costa Rica but for the region to donated equipment to sparking sponsors interest to networking, connecting & welcoming international teams/bowls.
Costa Rica has become a desired 'American Football Destination'.
Over the next few years she started including information from the Central American region as she had developed football relations with all the American Football Federation/League presidents and was in regular communication with them and that was when she decided it was time to create a new website in 20-15 for Central America. Back in the day before the popularity and accessibility of social media and everyone acquiring cell phones, collecting information for the development of the American Football In Central America website was painstaking and time consuming. Since there had never been a centralized source of information to access content and most communications were done by telephone and email. It was a challenging feat to 'unite' the entire Central American region of Federations/Leagues/Teams together as one information hub. It took about a year to acquire and complete enough content on the website to launch it. Especially when Federated leagues would not communicate or share information with private leagues and vice-versa and the 'constant' changing of names, logos and contact information until the growing pains days of the sport were behind. Although with each new year still brings an abundance of changes.
During 20-13 her efforts caught the attention of the founder of AFI and she began submitting basic information for him to write-up a few American Football articles on his news site (unfortunately those early articles no longer exist). She was ecstatic that he would be interested in 'little' Costa Rica! After a lapse of time the founder opened up the news site to AFI correspondent writers from different regions. From then on Ms Elle has written approximately 4 articles per year for AFI gaining Costa Rica and Central America additional international exposure.
Ms Elle designed and high-end printed at her own expense thousands of business cards specifically for her different American Football websites (which 'benefits' all leagues/teams on her websites with free promotion) to distribute wherever she went from sports bars, to tourist spots to USA Embassy to Casa Presidencial, etc... to gain more exposure for the sport. Even when she traveled to Central American countries she would often times distribute cards to the other American Football leagues/teams/players so they could become familiar with the sport in the region. Her mission has always been to 'unite' the sport and the football community.
Ms Elle's Pet Peeves!
Regardless of the numerous 'narcissistic bullying' power tripping controlling tactics of so 'many leaders' in the sport over the past 12 years always trying to pitch her against this one or that one by using her 'independent neutral status' as a titter-totter strategy (Per example a leader who Ms Elle won't allow to 'control her' or won't tolerate their 'pathetic toxic misogyny gaslighting behavior' may say to his players; "She is promoting that league/team more than our league/team so she must favor that league/team more and not our league/team and then running-off to spread more 'lies' to players saying that she doesn't support them or that she doesn't like them, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla... because 'narcissistic bullying' power tripping controlling leaders (over the years) seem to think that by 'defaming' her in retaliation with their toxic misogyny smear campaigns of lies somehow benefits their status. (Even though it's ALL volunteer efforts whereby NO ONE in the sport has ever paid Ms Elle or reimbursed (other than one women's team) her for the tens and tens and tens of thousands of dollars (approx. $10,000 per year) of 'football related expenses' she has incurred over the past 12 years or the money she is not making for her own quality of lifestyle and living expenses while volunteering hours and hours for football when in return no one is assisting her financially, but yet they think she owes them her undivided 'exclusive' attention to only promote their interests which really boils down to 'football politics/power & control'. Or the financial value of hundreds of thousands dollars worth of year-round free international publicity and opportunities for them that she has contributed to the sport)... Ms Elle makes her decisions based on 'unbiased logic' like maybe because the new player could only make that practice schedule/venue and what good is a player if they can't get to practices regularly... phewww or does anyone maybe just consider she is busy (she has a busy life and busy career) or traveling (as she travels very often) or she schedules and shares around publicity for 'featured' leagues/teams/players/bowls at 'different times' of the year and she has 'always' been a promoter & supporter of 'new' teams, contrary to sooo many lies stating that she only promotes championship teams. She even has assisted several new teams over the years by acquiring new players for them to help grow... Ms Elle is not biased! Therefore she 'resents' narcissistic bullies engulfing her in their selfish power & control struggles. It is the ones trying to control her and control the sport for selfish gains who are bias. The 'narcissistic bullying' or more accurate 'extreme narcissistic bullying' never seems to seize in this alpha male sport, even from some Latin & USA football leagues leaders over the years who have tried to 'intimidate' her because she tries to 'prevent' them from or 'confronts' them for financially exploiting the developing football nations players and volunteers or negligently endangering the safety & welfare of players, especially the girls/women in the sport and she has always promoted fairly ALL leagues (Federation, Association, Private) in Central America and some leaders regularly keep in contact providing her updated current information which makes it easier and more convenient for her to assist them and with the exception of Ms Elle 'boycotting since 2018 certain leaders on the past & current National Federation in Panama and all the leagues in Panama City that are a member of the National Federation because they too are under the influence of 'certain leaders' as well a particular private youth league since 2019 because of their 'certain leaders'. That ethical & moral decision to 'boycott' came after 6 consecutive years of promoting the National Federation and affiliated leagues. That if she knew back then what she eventually learned from 2017 onward she would have never promoted them. Plus 'certain leaders' on the past & current International Federation executive who also have 'shown her' that they 'only care' about the money and not the players, especially don't care about the female players or female volunteers! Ms Elle also has also stopped affiliating with a few Latin & USA leagues 'certain leaders' (even though she may have in the past) before they too have 'shown her' to also only care about exploiting the Latin football community. There are ethical & moral leaders who truly 'care' about the players/volunteers and there are unethical & immoral leaders (who PRETEND to be ethical & moral leaders) but in reality only care to exploit the players/volunteers, especially the female players in flag and/or tackle. Ms Elle has absolutely no issue with disassociating herself from the unethical & immoral leaders or the unethical & immoral leaders disassociating themselves from her because she has confronted them about their financial exploitation and/or endangerment of the safety & welfare of players, again most notably vulnerable teen girls/women in the sport. All too common the classic 'guilty retaliation' is to block and defame her (smear campaign) so they can continue with their exploitation. No worries because one day, the true facts will be revealed.
What happens in the dark eventually always comes to the light.
Ms Elle has been archiving the 'History of the Sport' for the region.
She also has acted as a year-round information source for journalists/authors, history buffs, and other frequent inquiries of
Central American Federations.
Examples to be posted here soon.
Ms Elle is proud to provide since 20-11 the only 'consistent year-round online source' for communications and information covering
all leagues/teams especially when many of their websites & social media profiles changed names or became inactive or were deleted altogether over the years. With the 'revolving door' of leagues/teams forming and folding and changing names and logos practically year after year Ms Elle has been the lone thread that has linked together over a decade of the sport.
Online initiatives have not been her only contributions to the sport as she was also involved with other volunteers in establishing the 'acceptance and foundation' for Women's American Football in Costa Rica during its infancy years. She also was team manager of the Goddesses CR F.A. (Football Americano), the first women's team in San Jose. Ms Elle is also one of the three founding core women who initiated and orchestrated the historical '1st America's Women's Bowl 2020' hosted in Honduras. After many years of the sport for women quietly developing in Latin America this Bowl 'cemented 'the wide spread recognition and respect the women deserve.
(More on this historic event coming soon.)
Ms Elle is also an 'advocate' for girls/women equality, rights and safeguarding especially against sexual misconduct and 'all forms of abuses' of power in the sport, not only in Costa Rica but for the Americas region and has exposed the systemic negligence of (IFAF) International Federation Of American Football Including (Flag) For 'Failure Of Duty Of Care'!
That was just a 'splash' of info!
A LOT more football biography content being added during January, 20-24!
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Ms Elle took a time-out from updating the website in 20-22/23.
She will resume regular updates starting January 20-24.
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