Kids play on the new LEGO mini-pitch in Albuquerque, NM
Let soccer do what soccer does.

Together, we can give millions of kids from underserved communities safe places to grow, thrive and build confidence for life.

D.C. Soccer Initiative

Fifteen new mini-pitches are making their way to schools across the nation’s capital.


Initiative Impact

New mini-pitches in the District are making it easier for students to play soccer with their friends at school.

  • 15mini-pitches at schools
  • 5,300+students with more access to the game

1 million kids. 1,000 places to play. We're making soccer everyone's game.

A Day in DC

How are your soccer skills? Athletes from the MLSPA helped run a PE class at a mini-pitch in DC.

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Blue mini-pitch in DC
  • “We are honored to continue our support of DCPS by working with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to improve the places where students learn and play. Investing in our children is one of the most important things we can do to strengthen our community.”

    Joe Del Guercio

    A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

  • “Our players are passionate about increasing access to the sport, and mini-pitches are a perfect way to provide children with a safe place to play that’s right in their community.”

    Bob Foose

    MLS Players Association

  • “At DC Public Schools, we know the positive impact of athletics and physical education in helping inspire and empower students. I am proud of the community effort to expand access to athletic learning spaces.”

    Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee

Before & After

  • Empty lot before creation of a mini-pitch in DCNavy mini-pitch in DC

Find a Mini-Pitch

Use our interactive map to locate a mini-pitch near you.

Initiative Partners

  • MLSPA logo
  • Target logo
  • Clark Foundation logo
  • District of Columbia Public Schools logo
  • Washington Spirit logo
  • D.C. United logo
  • U.S. Soccer Foundation logo