Succeeding on-and-off the fields!

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

Read Eagle Tribune coverage of Paul Lefty Wennik Outstanding Character Scholarship!

READ Quarterly Newsletter HERE, with more about the Resilient Girls Project!

Meet Alumni & #CoachMentor Luiz, who, with his twin Angel, is making a year-round impact!

Yes, #PlayDay24 kicked off Summer ’24. Now more than 350 youth are playing weekly!

To learn more about summer program signups, visit our Summer Enrichment Page!

500 & growing

500 youth & teens are already currently part of our Camps, Enrichment & Summer Nights Programs

Read about our part in the Resilient Girls Project!

Our indoor turf, thanks to Sentinel Benefits!

Boston Children Hospital’s Fitness Evaluation

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 made by our student-athletes! An updated video coming soon!

Some Recent Impact!

See Boston Children’s Hospital fitness data evaluation for academic year 23!

2024 Program Spotlight

We brought Academic Overtime back thanks to long-time player & Sr. Coach Mentor, William Inirio