Now more than ever, it’s important for us to stay connected and live active and healthy lifestyles. We’ve created and collected resources from trusted sources to help you stay active, healthy in body and mind, and informed while schools are closed and you are at home.
Soccer for Success at Home brings our program to you. Here you will find activities and resources related to the five components of Soccer for Success: physical activity, health & wellness, mentorship, community engagement, and safe spaces.
Join us for some fun and engaging physical activity exercises and games you can do at home with little to no equipment.
CONNECT WITH WEEKLY RESOURCES
This collection of resources includes activities and tools to help you stay active and healthy
while incorporating the five components of Soccer for Success into your at-home routine.
Check out this week's resources to learn about dribbling while keeping your head up, practicing mindfulness, engaging youth in the community, and more!
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Activities For Kids (Active for Life)
A list of games and activities that help children and youth build physical literacy at home. During these times, stay mindful of the people and spaces these activities take place in - and get creative if you don't have all of the requirements!
Play At Home (Playworks)
Playworks has created a series of videos with activities that children can play at home, and with no equipment. They also share how to access their daily interactive Livestream Recess with Playworks.
H.Y.P.E. At Home (Hip Hop Public Health)
H.Y.P.E. at Home is a collection of fun, physical education standards-based dance breaks that encourage physical activity at home. READ
Family & Programmatic Resources for School Closure (King County Play Equity Coalition)
King County Play Equity Coalition has complied a list of free apps, videos, and websites to promote physical activity for children and youth. This list includes sport-specific resources, as well as adaptive and inclusive resources.
Scores U (Bay Area SCORES)
Bay Area SCORES created a Poetry Quest and SCORES Soccer Adventure where youth can complete poetry missions and physical activities, requiring zero equipment. The site is in English and Spanish and does not require participants to be enrolled in a SCORES program.
Active Home (Active Kids Do Better)
This resource includes 30-minute activities that children can do with their families with minimum to no additional resources.
Online Educational Resources (Amazing Educational Resources)
An extensive list of free online educational resources.
Talking to Kids about Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute - Spanish)
Trauma-informed advice to help caregivers discuss the COVID-19 outbreak with children and youth.
Talking to Kids about Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute - English)
Trauma-informed advice to help caregivers discuss the COVID-19 outbreak with children and youth.
SEL Resources During COVID-19 (CASEL)
CASEL curated a website to support and enhance SEL knowledge and skills for families and caregivers, educators, and other adults who continue to engage with youth during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dealing with Disappointment During Coronavirus Cancellations, Postponements (Positive Coaching Alliance)
A blog from the Positive Coaching Alliance about how coaches and parents can help support their athletes after events are canceled.
SEL Resources for Parents, Educators & School Communities Related to COVID-19 (Inside SEL)
Inside SEL complied a list of resources and activities to support adults as they contintue to prioritize children's social and emotional development at home. They organize resources into four (4) topics: 1) adult self-care tips 2) diversity, equity & inclusion 3) parenting resources and 4) resources for school communities.
Parent/Caregiver Guide (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
Facts and tips for managing stress during the COVID-19 outbreak. Notable is the "Response" section of the document, highlighting strategies for helping children of specific age groups cope with certain reactions.
Support Learning at Home (Learning Heroes - English and Spanish)
Resource for academic, social, and emotional learning tools that help caregivers foster a positive at-home learning experience. Kindergarten through the eighth grade.
Resources for Undocumented Communities (Betancourt-Macias Family Scholarship Foundation - English and Spanish)
List of resources pertinent to the needs of undocumented communities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
COVID-19 Resources (America's Promise Alliance)
List of resources for youth-serving organizations to support young people, families, and communities.
14 Tips For Helping Students With Limited Internet Have Distance Learning (KQED)
Strategies to include individuals with varying abilities and accommodate youth who have limited access to cellphones, data, and internet in remote programming.
Connecting in a Time of Social Distancing (MENTOR)
Downloadable one-pager sharing tips for how mentors can maintain connection with mentees throughout social distancing and stay-at-home orders.
Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families (Generations United)
Information helping grandparents and older caregivers stay healthy, informed, and connected throughout the pandemic.
Ideas to Act for the Common Good During Coronavirus (Youth Service America)
Ideas for how youth can help their community respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Coloring Sheets (U.S. Soccer Foundation)
Color the U.S. Soccer Foundation logo or design your own Safe Places to Play mini-pitch!
Coronavirus & Youth Sports (Aspen Institute)
The Aspen Institute answers questions and provides a variety of resources related to the effect that COVID-19 has on youth sports. A few notable topics include how to keep kids physically active at home, how caregivers, coaches, and administrators can prepare for when games return, and what national and state organizations are advising at this time.
Laureus Virtual Training Camp (Laureus Foundation USA)
Laureus USA is launching a series of online trainings and discussions that will allow Sports-Based Youth Development sector professionals to connect and invest in themselves, their programs, and their craft.
Immediate Funding Recommendations for Nonprofit COVID-19 Initiatives (Impact Sports Philanthropy)
A list of rapid response funders for nonprofits that work with essential COVID-19 Initiatives.
Foundation Response Funds (Council on Foundations)
Comprehensive list of global response funds and funding opportunities related to nonprofits seeking COVID-19 relief. List was put together by Council on Foundations specifically for the COVID-19 outbreak.
Leading Groups Online E-Book (Leading Groups Online)
A downloadable booklet of tips and tricks for leading engaging online courses, meetings, trainings, and events.
STRYVE Youth Violence Facts Page (CDC)
This CDC comprehensive technical package supports multi-level and multi-sector efforts to prevent youth violence. The document is also available in Spanish, and can be found towards the bottom of the page under "How can we stop youth violence before it starts?"
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adidas, the Foundation’s Safe Places to Play – Mini-Pitch Partner, supports providing children in underserved communities with safe play spaces nationwide. adidas strives to be the globally leading and most popular sporting goods brand. Dedicated to innovation, adidas embraces creativity and seeks to be socially responsible in all facets of its brand. For more information, please visit adidas.com.
APT (Advanced Polymer Technology), the Foundation’s Partner for Acrylic Coating Products, is a global leader in high performance sports surfaces. APT provides people around the world with safe, reliable, performance enhancing surfaces. APT’s Laykold Masters acrylic surfacing system will be the official surface of an estimated 500 mini-pitches. For more information on APT, please visit www.sportsbyapt.com.
For athletes and soccer enthusiasts, AstroTurf® is redefining how synthetic soccer fields are built and perform. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of clubs, high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf’s LigaTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit the company’s recently redesigned website, www.astroturf.com/soccer. – See more at: https://ussoccerfoundation.org/article/astroturf-partners-with-the-u.s.-soccer-foundation-as-a-national-partner-for-field-building-program#sthash.FL8E8bAM.dpuf
CHA Sports, the Foundation’s Supplier for Soccer Facility Design and Planning Services, provides community partners with expertise in soccer facility design. CHA Sport’s full service approach allows the company to build world-class projects without breaking budgets. For more information, please visit chacompanies.com.
The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation
DICK’S Sporting Goods and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation believe that participation in sports makes people better. Since 2014, DICK’S and The DICK’S Foundation have pledged more than $100 million to support youth sports teams and leagues in need. Through our Sports Matter initiative we strive to increase awareness for underfunded youth athletics nationwide and provide much-needed support through equipment, uniform and monetary donations. For more information on Sports Matter, visit SportsMatter.org.
Hunter Industries, the Foundation’s National Partner for Irrigation Equipment, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of irrigation equipment for turf, landscape and soccer fields. Hunter Industries’ focus is on landscape irrigation with a significant part of its business centering on the proper care and maintenance of sports turf. For more information, please visit hunterindustries.com. Please contact Lynda Wightman, 406-273-3073, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s grants program.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson, the Foundation’s grant partner, is dedicated to supporting the next generation of female leaders by providing greater access to girls’ youth soccer programming in underserved communities nationwide. As the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson strives to create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. For more information, please visit www.jnj.com.
Kwik Goal, the Foundation’s Official Supplier for goals, seating, boundary equipment, training equipment and coaching accessories, will be supporting a variety of Foundation programs and initiatives including: Soccer for Success, National Training and the Safe Places to Play program. Over thirty years ago, Kwik Goal was founded on the revolutionary concept of providing transportable goals for coaches at all age levels. Since that time, Kwik Goal has continued to focus on helping coaches and soccer programs create safe and dynamic learning environments by supplying high quality, safety tested soccer goals, field equipment and training equipment to the domestic and international market. For more information, please visit Kwikgoal.com.
MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, is dedicated to addressing important social issues and serves as a platform for both League and club philanthropic programs. MLS WORKS seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport. MLS WORKS is committed to improving the communities where we live and play our games by executing national programs and legacy projects, charitable giving campaigns, and undertaking various initiatives in underserved communities.
MTJ Sports is honored to be a corporate partner with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and its Safe Places To Play program. We believe in working with our customers as a true business partnership. We cultivate & drive healthy relationships through our core business values and provide premier turnkey services for sports surfaces & equipment from design & manufacturing all the way through the installation process. For more information please visit our website at www.mtjsports.com or contact our president, Mats Jonmarker, directly via email at email@example.com.
As a proud corporate partner of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Musco is dedicated to helping the major charitable arm of American soccer create new opportunities through high-quality sports lighting. Their Total Light Control—TLC for LED™ technology is engineered as a system with lighting, structural, and electrical components designed to work together for streamlined installation and long-term reliability. TLC for LED delivers superior field lighting while eliminating glare and spill from impacting surrounding neighborhoods. And Musco’s long-term warranty covering parts and labor means U.S. Soccer Foundation partners don’t have to handle any maintenance on their system, or pay for it, for 25 years. Visit https://ussoccerfoundation.org/grants/ to learn more about the grant program and application process.
SCORE Sports, the preferred provider of shin guards to the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program, is a family-owned and operated business specializing in sports equipment, uniforms and apparel. SCORE is an industry leader and has been involved in the sports community for over 40 years. SCORE outfits athletes with high-quality uniforms that SCORE develops, designs and manufactures in the U.S. SCORE takes pride in working with various non-profit groups and causes to give back to athletes who may need some extra support to play the game they love. SCORE is environmentally cautious with the materials it uses for its products and does its part in minimizing our environmental footprint. SCORE proudly offers a wide variety of products to provide customers with a one-stop shop for all your soccer needs. For more information, please visit scoresports.com.
Soccer.com, the Foundation’s National Partner for Soccer Equipment and Uniforms, was founded in 1984 to provide high quality soccer gear at reasonable prices through its nationally circulated catalog. Soccer.com embodies a passion for the game that extends to the people who play, coach and support soccer. For more information, please visit soccer.com.
Sport Court®, the Foundation’s Supplier for Futsal Surfaces, has been the industry leader in modular athletic flooring for over 30 years. With more than 50,000 installations worldwide, and the largest and most experienced network of authorized dealers, Sport Court® delivers innovative, durable, high-performance solutions for a variety of sports and activities. For more information, please visit sportcourt.com. Please contact Lauren Gillian at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding Sport Court’s corporate partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation.
Target announced a national partnership with Safe Spaces to Play in 2017, along with a million commitment to build 100 new soccer play spaces with the U.S. Soccer Foundation by 2020. This is the latest initiative in the Minneapolis-based retailer’s multi-dimensional approach to the sport of soccer, bringing the game to more kids and families across the country, and unlocking access and increasing involvement at all levels.
TGI Worldwide, the Foundation’s National Partner for Visual Branding (Signage, Event Décor, Pageantry, Sponsorship Activation), Perimeter Field Board Systems, Creative Services and Event Operations is proud to support a variety of initiatives and programs throughout the United States. Headquartered in the U.S., TGI is an internationally recognized sports marketing company delivering high profile Visual Branding, Live Event Management, LED, and cutting edge Digital Sports Applications to enrich the experience at major events and deliver commercial impact for sponsors and partners. The company has a 20-year history in providing its various solutions for many top-tier domestic and international events, organizations, teams and companies, with proven success and turn-key solutions across 1000+ events, 160+ cities and 50+ countries globally.
World Soccer Shop
Launched in 2001, World Soccer Shop is an online soccer retailer based in Birmingham, Alabama. It carries one of the world’s widest selections of officially-licensed products from the sport’s top brands and teams. World Soccer Shop is passionate about soccer and endeavors to spread the beautiful game around the world, especially to those in areas of need. For more information, please visit www.worldsoccershop.com.