Succeeding on and off the field through the sport of soccer

Mission: Beyond Soccer is a sports-based, youth development organization serving the City of Lawrence. Soccer is the means by which we engage Lawrence youth, ages 4-18, and expose them to new experiences, both on and off the field, that build confidence and create opportunities for leadership, healthy living and academic achievement.

  • Our core program is Lawrence Youth Travel Soccer. Soccer is the “vehicle” we use to connect, mentor and inspire Lawrence youth, both on and off the soccer field

  • We prioritize fitness and healthy eating in an effort to reduce the City’s high obesity rates. Our new Health Kicks! teaching kitchen is connecting more students and parents to nutrition education courses and cooking classes

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

  • Leadership: Today, our oldest Beyond Soccer high school and college students serve as role models in their schools and community. In fact, our kids captain all local high school teams. We give them the chance to earn coaching stipends and attend leadership conferences & events outside the City for inspiration.

  • Do you know that only 15% of LHS students play a sport? We are working hard to change that through new sports “hooks,” like tennis, and a first-ever Lawrence Sports Leadership Academy in partnership with Lawrence High School Athletic Department & Everyone’s A Player.

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Learn what motivates 6-year Beyond Soccer Director of Soccer and 2000 Lawrence High School graduate, Edgar Escalante


June 2016 Press Release:
Beyond Soccer was 1 of only 40 organizations selected from across the country for a Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW grant!!!!

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Foundations, corporation and individuals donating more than $10,000 to Beyond Soccer