Are you looking for a community service project for your team? Check out the following soccer-related opportunities below. For further details, visit the Washington Youth Soccer website.
Soccer for Success
Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in low-income communities. Through the Social Innovation Fund and U.S. Soccer Foundation, Washington Youth Soccer provides this after-school program to 15 elementary schools within the Highline, Tukwila, Kent and Auburn School Districts. Communities In Schools Auburn currently supports the Soccer for Success program in four Auburn elementary schools. The program relies on the volunteer support of families and community organizations. There are many ways to volunteer, from being a support coach working with the coaching team, as an attendance and sign-out helper, as an equipment helper or as an organizer at various events throughout the school year.
TOPSoccer is a program for players four years of age and older who have developmental and/or physical disabilities. The program is based on skill level, not age, and participants include players, coaches and buddies – volunteers who are paired with each player to assist with the game. TOPSoccer creates an opportunity for players with disabilities to be part of the soccer community, where they grow emotionally and physically and where their families, coaches and buddies connect to share in the joy of playing soccer. TOPSoccer programs are community-run programs at the local level – there are currently 23 programs located throughout the state.