Every child deserves a safe place to play in their neighborhood, so we’re aiming to create 1,000 mini-pitches across the country by 2026.
What Is a Mini-Pitch?
Mini-pitches are customized, hard-court surfaces suited for soccer programs and pick-up games. Mini-pitches serve as community hubs, encourage physical activity, and provide more opportunities for play.
Children who live in underserved areas are four times more likely to lack access to recreational facilities.
Mini-pitches provide safe places to play right in their neighborhoods.
600+mini-pitches that provide safe places to play nationwide
99%say that their community is more active with a mini-pitch
98%say their community feels safer with a mini-pitch
96%say the mini-pitch is accessible to all
Lighting for Night Play
Lighting extends the number of hours in a day youth and adults can play.
Accessible for All
ADA and power wheelchair–accessible gates and a hard-court surface allow for everyone to play.
Convenient for Players & Families
Lockable storage, benches, and other sideline enhancements make it easy for people to get in the game and support players.
Customized Surface & Design
Uniquely designed courts and custom signage transform the look and feel of neighborhoods to reflect the community that lives and plays there.
Find a mini-pitch
Use our interactive map to locate a mini-pitch near you.
When a new mini-pitch came to Talya’s school, she and her classmates were thrilled. Talya thinks that every kid should have a mini-pitch so that they have a safe place to play, have fun, and make new friends.
“Kids that have never tried soccer before or even attempted to play soccer are now on the pitch having a great time. The community really loves it!”
physical education teacher
“It really means a lot to me because the community hardly had a soccer field before. It was nothing…just pure dirt and dried grass. I’m so happy because the community can just come together and play as one.”
“It’s huge and so exciting for us to be a recipient of a mini-pitch this year. Soccer is something that unites people. Having this soccer pitch is a beautiful symbol of our community and all that it means to really bring a community together.”
“Although they often arrive at the mini-pitches speaking different languages, they’re able to communicate through the ‘soccer language.’ Through this universal language, children leave with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.”