leveling the playing field for US Soccer
here’s how we’re creating access and opportunities for talented youth soccer players nationwide
the cost for a talented youth soccer player to compete can exceed several thousand dollars per year, a price tag many players simply cannot afford. in addition to the youth pay-to-play system pricing players out, lack of parental knowledge and involvement and transportation challenges act as hidden barriers to entry to players from low-income and immigrant homes. after seeing these barriers first hand, we at Open Goal Project have developed a model that empowers talented players from low-income families to make the most of their natural potential on and off the field.
to create opportunities for young players from low-income families and underserved communities to access high-level soccer and grow with the game, on and off the field, to provide resources that empower those players and families to navigate the costs and overcome hidden barriers associated with playing, and to use soccer as a vehicle for cultural enrichment, higher educational opportunities, and greater life experiences.
what we do
we work to create opportunities for young soccer players from low-income families and underserved communities to access high-level soccer, empowering our student athletes to overcome barriers that have traditionally kept them sidelined.
using soccer as a vehicle for growth and greater life experiences, we provide paths for the young men and women we work with, on and off the field.