OUR APPROACH

Succeeding on-and-off-the-field, through the sport of soccer

Beyond Soccer is a sports-based, youth development organization that uses soccer to engage Lawrence youth and connect them to new experiences, on-and-off-the-field, that build confidence and create opportunities for leadership, healthy living and academic achievement.

  • We prioritize fitness & healthy eating in an effort to reduce the City’s high obesity rates. Our teaching kitchen is also getting more kids & parents cooking.

  • Lawrence Travel Soccer is our core program. Soccer is the “vehicle” we use to connect, mentor and inspire kids, on-and-off the field, over an extended period.

  • Our oldest student-athletes serve as role models in their community. We give them the chance to coach, work and attend leadership conferences.

  • Only 15% of Lawrence High School students play sports. We are working hard to change that through collaborative efforts, like our Sports Leadership Academy w/Everyone’s A Player.

  • We require travel players to share their report cards. If a player is struggling in school, we do not withhold play, but rather, seek out academic resources to help.

  • Our camps and recreational leagues provide important, healthy sports hooks for Lawrence kids as young as 4!

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Learn more about our mission & programs, reaching thousands of kids, year-round!

These Foundations support our Girls in Sports programs!

2018 Funder Highlight

We connect travel players with academic need to tutors after-school!!

WORLD CUP SPONSORS: Partners investing more than $10,000 in Beyond Soccer programs on an annual basis!