The summer is all about customizing player participation with unique out-of-school time experiences that build on kids’ strengths, promote long-term engagement, and expose them to new people and places both in Lawrence and #beyond the City limits. One main objective is to connect at least 90% of our year-round Lawrence Soccer & Beyond Volley participants to quality summertime opportunities (i.e., camps, clinics, conferences, outings) through our extensive partner network, plus engage new first-time players, as young as 4 through our signature summer events, like the Annual Sports & Wellness Academy. Further, we ensure that 100% of these activities and experiences are run by youth who have grown up in our programs through our growing Summer Youth Jobs program!

Thanks for being part of the 11th Annual Sport & Wellness Academy

It’s a Wrap for 2022!

This camp recently wrapped up its 11th year, after connecting 170 elementary and middle school youth to 2 weeks of soccer play, volleyball instruction, fitness games, nutrition education and special guests like the Lawrence Public Library, Police and Fire. 

This camp is staffed by 30+ Coach Mentors, including Beyond Soccer & Volley high school and college-aged players as part of our Youth Summer Jobs or #LeadershipThroughSports Program. A special thanks to long-time partners; New Balance, Essex County Community Foundation – Greater Lawrence Summer Fund, City of Lawrence, Lawrence Summer Feeding Program, UMass Ext. Nutrition Education Program, BCH FitKit, Commonwealth Motors, Enterprise Bank, Everyone’s A Player, MassHire, Nordson Corporation. More than 1,500 youth have participated since its inception and its provided more than 150 young people with youth jobs!

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2023!

Monday, July 10th – Thursday, July 14th &

Monday, July 17th – Thursday, July 20th

Beyond Volley Summer Nights Clinics are running all summer!

This is almost entirely thanks to the DCR and its Summer Nights Program!

Three Weeknights this Summer!

No cost!

You can still sign up TODAY! See the schedule on the Beyond Volley Clinic page that runs at the Lawrence YWCA, the new O’Connell South Common Sport Court, and the grass courts. Registration is required.

If you know anyone interested in playing volleyball and want more information, email Beyond Volley Director Leti Valdez @ [email protected] or fill out the Interested Player Form, and a Beyond Volley staff member will get back to you.

Please also know that a big part of our Summer Volleyball Clinics is run by a cohort of youth hires who are current or past participants or alumni who work to grow the sport of volleyball! #LeadershipThroughSports

DCR Summer Nights Futsal is running all summer. #TY Department of Conservation & Recreation!

Every weeknight this summer!

Cost: No cost!

This summer Director of Soccer Development, Chris Marin, is committed to keeping kids moving, playing and engaged at all ages. Summer futsal is all about fun and fast footwork. We are offering morning and evening options to help with family work schedules and thanks to a Summer Nights grant we will be offering evening sessions  to rising 9th – 12th graders every day of the week!

6th Annual Lawrnce Sports Leadership Academy is Back!

Lawrence Sports Leadership Academy

August 8th, 9th & 10th!

See the separate LSLA website for more info about this awesome, collaborative, two-week, multi-sport camp experience! Beyond Soccer, Everyone’s A Player, and LHS Athletic Department founded LSLA. This is not just a program of Beyond Soccer, but we share it here to ensure all kids know what is available over the summer months!

Camper Testimonials

Other Past & Soon to be Returning Beyond Summertime Programs

In addition to our largest summer camps- LSLA & our Annual Soccer & Wellness Academy– Beyond Soccer & Volley has run or sponsored the following summertime programs to make sure our kids have consistent opportunities throughout the summer for engagement and healthy activity:

  • Lawrence Travel Soccer Academy
  • Beyond Fit – Visit Health & Wellness
  • Si Se Peude Soccer Clinics run by our Summer Coach Mentors
  • Lawrence Public School Program Partnerships
  • Volleybond – See Volleybond Page!
  • Special group outings
  • Movie Nights
  • 4-Week Crochet night
  • CPR & First Aid Training
  • Job Training and Summer Financial Literacy Programs

3rd Party Summer Camp Partners!

We also partner with the following organizations that generously provide summer camp scholarships for many of our youth to attend camps, both in and outside the Lawrence City limits. These partners have made it possible for 100’s of Beyond Soccer kids to attend summer camps!

Thank you to our summer partners!