Soccer for Success
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Soccer for Success is a free after-school program that is proven to help kids establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills. Trained coach-mentors and family engagement are key components of Soccer for Success.
Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley has partnered with The U.S. Soccer Foundation to be the premiere leaders to bring Soccer for Success to Arizona.
We operate in ten branches around the valley—providing five hundred children with sponsored after-school physical activity, nutrition, mentorship, and family engagement programming three days a week.
Soccer for Success Program Model
We run 75-90 minutes per session (60 minutes) with 3 sessions per week. There are 12 weeks per season and 2 seasons per academic year (Fall and Spring). The program is curriculum-based with lessons before each activity and game days on the third session.
U.S. Soccer Foundation
“Our goal at the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to grow the game of soccer and help create and provide children with quality programs that support both physical and personal development in communities nationwide,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation.
The Mission of the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to enhance, assist, and grow the sport of soccer in the United States with a special emphasis on underserved communities.
Soccer for Success Staff
Soccer for Success Program Manager
Mario N. Diaz
Soccer for Success Database Manager
Superstition Mountain Branch - Apache Juntion
Compadre Branch - Chandler
Grant Woods Branch - Mesa
Ladmo Branch - Tempe
North Tempe Branch
Queen Creek Branch
Thunderbirds Branch - Guadalupe
Core Components of Soccer for Success
Physical Activity: Children participate in 90-minute sessions at least three days a week to ensure they receive the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise.
Nutrition: Soccer for Success staff deliver relevant educational activities where participants are taught the basics of nutrition and the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices.
Mentorship: Each site is staffed by caring coaches who serve as mentors that are invested in the successful development of each child. Mentors stress the importance of doing well in school and avoiding negative influences such as drugs, alcohol, and violence.
Family Engagement: Soccer for Success strives to turn parents and family members into advocates who reinforce the program's teachings at home. Family members are provided with information on nutrition, health, and public services that will aid them in their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.