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!

Testimonial

Learn what motivates Lawrence High grad & Director of Soccer, Edgar Escalante

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DID YOU KNOW?

We are adding our first, U-10 GIRLS team for competition in the Essex County league this spring! Connecting more girls to sport is a top priority!

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  • Cooking Matters for Parents

    This program is full

  • Travel Program Registration

    Available March 1, 2017

  • City-wide Rec League

    Available March 1, 2017

As part of our 26-week Travel Model, players are now benefiting from weekly, indoor futsal & fitness programs @ the Wetherbee School!

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!

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