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Soccer for Success

Combat childhood obesity and foster character development with the evidence-based, group mentoring program Soccer for Success developed by the U.S. Soccer Foundation.

Program Objectives

Independent research has shown that Soccer for Success participants measurably improved in the following ways:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Scores
  • Aerobic Capacity
  • Waist Circumference
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Attitude Toward the Future
  • Effort in School
  • Avoidance of Gangs

And kids love the program because Soccer for Success is so much more than soccer. In this fun-packed program, kids in grades K-8 participate in fun, cooperative activities that:

Build Physical Skills

Three times a week kids meet with coach-mentors for 90 continuous minutes of play and instruction. Each child receives a Soccer for Success T-shirt and a soccer ball.

Teach Healthy Choices

Coaches and mentors share hands-on lessons about healthy foods, nutrition, and making healthy choices.

Support Character Development

All kids gain confidence and learn about persistence, teamwork, and the value of hard work as they develop the fundamental skills of soccer.
Older teen participants can learn to mentor younger players in the program and become Coach-Mentors.

Promote Community

FLIPANY’s Coach-Mentors meet with families and guardians to share the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle, to serve as role models, and to share ways to support their children’s personal growth.

The Soccer for Success curriculum was developed by the U.S. Soccer Foundation and has been proven effective by independent research in more than 400 sites across the country.

View the 2016 Soccer for Success Evaluation Overview here:
FLIPANY’s certified Coach-Mentors can deliver this program at partner sites for flexible time frames ranging from an 8-month after-school program to a 6-week program.

To request a program please fill out a Program Request Form and send to