Urban Soccer Symposium

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the 2020 Urban Soccer Symposium in Washington, DC has been postponed to Spring 2021.

We will continue to share updates, including a new date once determined, as we monitor developments of this evolving situation.

The Urban Soccer Symposium hosts community leaders and speakers from across the nation who are dedicated to improving the field of sports-based youth development. The Symposium will feature two days of interactive workshops focused on sharing best practices and maximizing organizations’ impact in their communities.

For questions, please email Tina Cardamone at tcardamone@ussoccerfoundation.org


Soccer symposium speakers
The 2019 Urban Soccer Symposium, presented by Soccer Shots, took place March 15-17, 2019 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event attracted 287 participants representing 183 unique organizations from 31 states. For more details, read the event recap on our blog.

In 2019, there were over 75 presenters with workshop topics ranging from trauma-informed sports programming, developing partnerships and collaboration to increase organizational capacity, and tailoring program delivery to varying needs and abilities, among many others.

2019 Capitol Hill Day

In 40 different meetings, Capitol Hill Day participants shared the impact their organizations have in members’ districts and discussed federal funding requests. These discussions included requests for support for the Youth Mentoring Program (funded by OJJDP), the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, AmeriCorps, and SNAP-Ed.