To provide greater access to soccer for Black children in communities nationwide, the U.S. Soccer Foundation teamed up with Black Players for Change, Black Women’s Player Collective, adidas, and Musco Lighting in 2020. The group committed to installing 12 mini-pitches by the end of 2021. One year after the partnership launched, 18 new mini-pitches were installed in 14 communities nationwide.
The initiative is part of BPC’s and BWPC’s efforts to ensure the next generation of Black players have a voice, leadership opportunities, and an equitable stake in the game.
Full list of sites:
- BGC Clairemont Branch – San Diego, CA
- Charles Robertson Park – Sacramento, CA*
- Col. Charles Young Playground – New York, NY
- Computech Middle School – Fresno, CA
- Cullen Middle School – Houston, TX
- George M. Hampton Middle School – Woodbridge, VA
- Hillside High School – Durham, NC
- Holmes Middle School – Alexandria, VA
- Horizon Middle School – Kissimmee, FL
- Oscar Charleston Park – Indianapolis, IN
- Petersburg Park – Louisville, KY
- R.H. Dana Middle School – Hawthorne, CA
- Roberta T Smith Elementary School – Rex, GA
- West Side High School – Newark, NJ*
*Indicates multiple mini-pitches at this site.
What Partners Are Saying
This effort to increase access to soccer in Black communities is helping us make soccer everyone's game.