Succeeding on-and-off the fields and courts.

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

Program Goals

Sports & Physical Activity: Year-round soccer programs, plus summer camps
Healthy Active Living: Fitness, nutrition education classes, cooking courses & Beyond FAB
Leadership Development: Youth Jobs support, plus Jr/Coach Mentor experiences
Academic Achievement: Tutoring, homework help, plus college and career readiness support

Special Event Sign Up!

The Boston Dream’s 2023 Dream On Soccer & Leadership Event will be held at the Riverwalk Pavilion Field from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on April 1st! Merrimack College Women’s soccer team and Boston Dream will run soccer drills and games, plus an interactive leadership workshop in the Beyond Soccer enrichment space. This event is for current Beyond Soccer players, Grades 4-12. #GirlsInSports


508 Lawrence youth benefited from our 2022 summer enrichment programs, events & camps! These efforts were led by 38 Summer Coach Mentors, Jr. Coaches and teen volunteers! #LeadershipThroughSports!

Get a virtual tour of our enrichment space!

Read about our new turf thanks to Sentinel Benefits!

’22 Progress & Priorities Report as we enter 2nd Decade

Read about Cummings Foundation grant!

Kids who play do better!

How and Why?

“They do a very good job with the kids. They help them progress physically and mentally so they won’t be stuck at home doing nothing. Thank you for your collaboration!” – Volleyball and soccer parent

It made all the difference. Social interaction and being active is so essential to his emotional health. My child had been showing signs of depression until school reopened and sports were available to him. – Soccer parent

Beyond Volley was my first sport I attended. I loved that the coaches believed in us and made us feel more confident they are also very kind. I would recommend this program to family and friends because it is crazy fun and amazing to have amazing coaches teaching you. – Volleyball player

The people are amazing and the coaches as well and most of all they make me feel part of an amazing family. Beyond Volley has impacted me because I love to play volleyball and before I was not interested in any sports but now it gives me more motivation to play. – Volleyball player

Better health and better behavior because it’s about more than exercise it’s also about discipline. – Soccer parent

What is Beyond Soccer?

Learn about us through this video created by our student-athletes!

Some Recent Impact!

Learn about us through this video created by our student-athletes!

2023 Program Spotlight

We are bringing Academic Overtime back thanks to long-time player and Sr. Coach Mentor, William Inirion