Succeeding on and off the field through the sport of soccer

Beyond Soccer is a sports-based, youth development organization. Soccer is the means by which we engage Lawrence youth, ages 4-18, 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” to connect, mentor and inspire kids, on & off the field, over an extended period of time.

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

  • Today, only 15% of Lawrence High School students play sports. We are working to change that through new programs, like the Sports Leadership Academy with EAP.

  • 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.

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Learn what motivates Director of Soccer Programs and 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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RoundTower Technologies joined our team this November with a World Cup sponsorship!


29252869293_49003bce33_zIt’s important to grow our relationship with Lawrence High. Beyond Soccer staff, Edgar & Johnny, stepped up & coached the boys this fall.

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