even the field, change the game.
our Open Goal Project roster is growing and we’re already starting to see some incredible results. read how we were able to empower Axel and his family to compete in and win the Jefferson Cup regional tournament with his Capital Futbol Club team.
VIDEO: 15-year-old Ariana with the wunder strike!
a few years ago Ariana wasn’t playing travel soccer. now she’s 15, and, with your support, she's doing this at a national showcase tournament in Florida.
what a strike!
How do you fight pay-to-play and provide equal access to young soccer players regardless of socio-economic status? We held a college ID Camp...for free.
one of the issues talented soccer players from low-income families face is being seen by the coaches and scouts who offer opportunities to play after high school. coaches from colleges and universities often scout players at ID camps, held at various locations across the country, that cost hundreds of dollars for players to compete in. most camps are held far outside the city, so on top of registration costs, transportation is a major barrier to entry for our players as well. to overcome these challenges, Open Goal Project hosted our first DC college id camp as a completely free opportunity for players in our community.
the cost for a talented youth soccer player to compete in Washington, D.C. can exceed several thousand dollars per year. with your help, we can remove the financial obstacles that prevent our kids from reaching their full potential as soccer players and young adults.
what we've done.
since launching in december 2015, open goal project has helped register more than a dozen local players to travel soccer teams, covered registration and costs for numerous players to attend summer soccer camps, provided free clinics and high-level training for dozens of youth players aged 5 to 18, coordinated and covered costs for 4 players to go on their very first trip overseas to Peru, Barcelona, Malawi, and Costa Rica, and watched one of our players lead her team to the VA State Cup championship.
and we're thinking even bigger going into 2018...