Soccer for Success
Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s free afterschool program that uses soccer as a tool to promote healthy and active lifestyles in urban communities.
4 Components of Soccer for Success:
- Physical Activity: Children participate in 90 minute sessions three days a week.
- Mentorship: Each site is staffed by caring coaches who serve as mentors that are invested in the successful development of each child.
- Nutrition: Mentors deliver educational activities where participants are taught the basics of nutrition, the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices, and the importance of maintaining healthy habits.
- Family Engagement: Soccer for Success strives to turn parents and family members into advocates who reinforce the program’s teachings by applying them in their homes.