Soccer for Success, More than just Soccer

Last updated: September 20, 2023, at 9:33 a.m. PT

Originally published: August 18, 2023, at 12:02 p.m. PT

Group of kids in red and blue jerseys with Y logos playing outdoor soccer.
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The YMCA of Greater Seattle is excited to partner with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to bring their Soccer for Success program to south King County elementary schools! Soccer for Success is an after-school program proven to help kids establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills. The program is led by trained coaches and sustained by community engagement.

What sets Soccer for Success coaches apart? They are also community mentors. Coaches teach kids the fundamentals of soccer but also strive to help children build confidence and recognize the value of hard work, teamwork, and persistence in achieving personal goals. By learning what it takes to play a team sport, kids are also being prepared to be productive citizens.

The lessons Soccer for Success teaches don’t stop on the field. Coach-mentors meet with families regularly to educate parents and guardians about embracing an active and healthy lifestyle and nurturing their child’s personal growth.

Get Involved

There are many ways to support Soccer for Success! Please get involved by joining our team, volunteering, or donating today. 


To learn more about Soccer for Success, please email



Category: Youth Programs