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.

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  • 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 more about our programs and mission that are reaching 2,000 youth, year-round!

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DID YOU KNOW?

We registered our first, U10 GIRLS team for spring competition! Connecting more girls to sport is a top priority!

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As part of our 26-week Travel Model, players benefit from winter futsal & fitness programs

2017 Funder Highlight

Mia Hamm Foundation has supported our Girls in Sports programs since 2012. On behalf of all the girls we serve, thank you!

Testimonial:

What motivates Lawrence High grad & Director of Soccer, Edgar Escalante?

What the research says about kids who play sports…

WORLD CUP SPONSORS: Foundations, corporation and individuals donating more than $10,000 to Beyond Soccer