Our March 2016 All-Stars are the Urban Soccer Symposium founders! These 12 members gathered together 10 years ago at what became the first Urban Soccer Symposium. They represented grassroots soccer organizations that ran programming in urban underserved communities. At the time, they wanted a place for like-minded trailblazers to convene, share best practices, and get the word out to organizations. After a couple years of steady growth, the gathering was formalized into the Urban Soccer Symposium’s current form.
The founders of the Symposium have helped to transform and grow the sports-based youth development movement and created a space for hundreds of professionals in the field to share and learn from each other. Thank you, founders!