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A Paradigm Shift

by Michael Vaughan Cherubin | January 28, 2015

Earlier this month, I attended the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia. The event hosted over 10,000 soccer coaches and program administrators from across the nation for five days of field demonstrations, coaching sessions, and lectures. I’ve attended thi...

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Behind the Scenes

by Nora Hall | January 23, 2015

Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes at the U.S. Soccer Foundation? No two days are ever quite the same! Here's a quick look into what we've been up to this week:


 

Testing out some new activities for the Soccer for Success curriculum





Team meetings ...

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January 28, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, KaBOOM! AND DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP AWARD OVER $100,000 IN GRANTS TO BUILD SAFE PLACES TO PLAY

WASHINGTON, DC, January, 28 2015 – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, KaBOOM!, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) today announced the 2014 Let’s Play Mini Pitch grant recipients, totaling over $100,000 in funding to install hard-surface mini soccer pitches in communities across the country. These mini pitches will provide safe places for children in underserved and under resourced communities to play, to learn and to grow through the game of soccer. Read More

January 6, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT FROM OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has received an award of $1 million in funding over two years from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The Foundation was one of eight organizations selected to receive funding under the “Group Mentoring” category for the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year. The grant will be used to support the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program in six cities nationwide. Read More

November 24, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES TWO-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH KWIK GOAL

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced a two-year corporate partnership with Kwik Goal, one of the largest manufacturers of soccer goals and field equipment in the country. The two organizations will partner to bring the game of soccer to children, in urban, underserved communities, who don’t have the resources to play and therefore receive the sport’s health and social benefits. Read More

October 20, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION KICKS OFF 2014-2015 SOCCER FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM YEAR

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced today that it has kicked off the 2014-2015 season of Soccer for Success in more than 30 cities across the country. Soccer for Success is a free afterschool sports-based, youth development program created by the U.S. Soccer Foundation that uses soccer as a tool to improve the health and behavioral outcomes for children in underserved, urban communities. Read More

October 1, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, LA GALAXY FOUNDATION & BROTHERHOOD CRUSADE TO UNVEIL ALGIN SUTTON FIELD IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES

The U.S. Soccer Foundation, in collaboration with the LA Galaxy Foundation, Brotherhood Crusade, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, the Cal South Foundation, and the California Endowment will unveil a new synthetic turf soccer field at the Algin Sutton Recreation Center, in South Los Angeles, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The field unveiling will include an opening ceremony with remarks from local dignitaries and partners, in addition to an LA Galaxy soccer clinic with local youth in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program. Read More

September 22, 2014

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS MORE THAN $511,000 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER & COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced today it has awarded nine grants totaling more than $511,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation. Read More

"Underserved" communities are eveywhere - in cities, towns, & rural areas. How do meet the needs of all? On the blog: http://t.co/dib8mAq8fR
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RT @kaboom: Hooray! 7 communities receive @LetsPlay Mini Pitch Grants to transform urban spaces: http://t.co/foXgKFwWIg via @ussoccerfndn. …
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#TBT Game time at our 2009 youth leadership summit! http://t.co/ZHcL5nOwSv
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RT @AspenInstSports: 40% of kids played team sports in 2013, which is down from 44.5% in 2008. #ProjectPlay wants to change that. http://t.…
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Exciting news! 7 cities are getting #SafePlacesToPlay! Read about our @LetsPlay Mini Pitch initiative w/ @kaboom: http://t.co/8dgA3raxRa
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RT @ussoccer: #USMNT lineup: Rimando; Birnbaum, Jones, Besler; Yedlin, Bradley, Dempsey (c), Diskerud, Shea; Altidore, Wood http://t.co/kjU…
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On the Blog: Whether a player lives in a small town or a big city, he or she deserves the opportunity to thrive. http://t.co/dib8mAq8fR
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RT @letsmove: Add fresh fruit, like oranges or lemons, to your water for a fun and tasty way to stay hydrated. #HealthyTip
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@AspenInstSports Orange slices! http://t.co/8BqhY0GUeG
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@Playworks Awesome idea! Perhaps it's time to schedule a Playworks/Foundation scrimmage? Winner owes the other team a round of high fives!
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