Stronger Youth, Beyond the Game.
At Soccer Shots, we believe that soccer is a powerful vehicle for impacting youth. In 2009, the Soccer Shots Foundation was created with the vision that through the Soccer Shots community, we could provide opportunities for growth to underserved children. Through partnerships with non-profit organizations, the Soccer Shots Foundation invests in soccer-based, innovative programs and impactful initiatives dedicated to the physical and personal development of children.
By enhancing safe places to play, investing in programs that use soccer to teach life skills and supporting leaders dedicated to the physical and personal development of underserved children – we are committed to developing Stronger Youth, Beyond the Game.
Since inception, the Soccer Shots Foundation has donated over $100,000 in funding to build mini-pitches and support soccer programs and has recently committed to building a mini-pitch in at least one economically disadvantaged community for the next three years.
Impact Partner Spotlight
U.S. Soccer Foundation
In 2011, we became a proud partner of the U.S. Soccer Foundation directly supporting their Urban Soccer Symposium and Safe Places to Play initiative. Local Soccer Shots operators donated a portion of each child’s registration fee to the Soccer Shots Foundation in an effort to build Safe Places to Play at the B.R.I.C.K. Avon Academy in Newark, NJ, and Madrid Middle School in El Monte, CA. Children at both schools are now able to participate in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program on those surfaces. This program not only teaches children soccer skills, it also provides a positive mentoring experience with coaches.
The Urban Soccer Symposium, presented by Soccer Shots, hosts community leaders and speakers from across the nation who are dedicated to improving the field of sports-based youth development. The Symposium features three days of interactive workshops focused on sharing best practices and maximizing organizations’ impact in the community.
How You Can Get Involved:
Donate. When you give to the Soccer Shots Foundation, your contribution enables us to impact thousands of lives through sustainable youth development initiatives. Make your impact here and help us develop Stronger Youth, Beyond the Game!
Buy a Ball. Each October – December we sell Soccer Shots branded soccer balls to raise funds and awareness for the Soccer Shots Foundation and our partners. In 2016, we sold over 1,000 balls and raised $20,000! We’re aiming for 1500 balls this year and need your support! Stay tuned for more details this Summer.
Coach. Local Soccer Shots and Soccer for Success directors are always looking for enthusiastic coaches who care about children and want to make a positive impact. Check out the local Soccer Shots and Soccer for Success locations in your area for more information about how to connect.
Promote. Tell your friends, relatives, and children about the Soccer Shots Foundation’s mission and how we are developing Stronger Youth, Beyond the Game. For any questions, please contact us directly. We would love to hear from you!