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.

Miami-Dade Soccer Initiative

This initiative will dramatically increase opportunities for children living in under-resourced communities to play and benefit from soccer.


Initiative Impact

We are working on increasing access to the game and improving the health and well-being of children.

  • 50mini-pitches to be installed in Miami-Dade County
  • 36,000+children who will ultimately have access to play

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

  • “Through soccer, children can experience the benefits of teamwork, the discipline of being an athlete, and the joy of competition. I am proud to partner with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Children’s Trust to help bring this sport to thousands of children across our community."

    Kenneth C. Griffin

    Founder & CEO, Citadel

  • “The Children’s Trust has long seen the value of utilizing sports as an opportunity to keep kids safe and increase their physical and social emotional wellness and has been a proud funder of Soccer for Success since 2017...the generous donation by Ken Griffin to install these new mini-pitches will provide increased no-cost opportunities for our community’s children and youth to explore and benefit from soccer."

    James R. Haj

    President & CEO, The Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade County

  • “We’re thrilled to work with Ken Griffin and The Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade County to provide thousands of children with safe places to play and opportunities to improve their health and well-being. Soccer is a perfect vehicle to deliver positive health and youth development outcomes that improve lives and strengthen communities. I couldn’t be more excited that this initiative will help drive the change that really matters to families across Miami-Dade County.”

    Ed Foster-Simeon

    President & CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation

Before & After

  • Surface before a mini-pitch was installed in MiamiMini-pitch in Miami-Dade County
  • Unused space before a mini-pitch was installed in Miami-Dade CountyMini-Pitch in Miami-Dade County

Find a Mini-Pitch

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

Initiative Partners

  • The Children's Trust logo
  • Ken Griffin Foundation logo