When we think of mentors, we typically picture someone who is older and wiser. Now instead, picture a young boy scoring a goal, patting his teammates on the back, and cheering them on as they whoosh past him on the soccer field. Seven-year-old Elias is in second grade, full of smiles, and says his inspiration […]

Contributing one’s own talents to a cause may be one of the best ways to make an impact on the grassroots level. This is true for Jasmine, a Soccer for Success coach-mentor in Niagara Falls who has been using her love of the game and passion for supporting youth in her community as a priority […]

Nahum’s sports journey started with a ball, just not for soccer. “I actually started playing baseball,” he shares. But an injury to the chest quickly spun his interests elsewhere. So did a major life event: he and his younger sibling followed his parents to the United States from Mexico when he was nine years old. […]

The New York City Soccer Initiative turned three this month as the newest Safe Places to Play mini-pitch was unveiled at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The first of its kind, the initiative focuses on utilizing mini-pitches to expand free soccer programming for thousands of children in New York through our Soccer for Success program, and […]