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About Soccer For Success

In Partnership with the US Soccer Foundation


Our initiative to engage at risk youth at Chicago Public Schools with our professional coaching staff who are working to integrate those youth into our KICS Community soccer program year round. Our goal is to activate at risk youth in positive after school programming and share the positive KICS experience with Chicago's children and their families. As KICS Soccer For Success expands, we will work with our local alderman and Chicago community policing to study the effect of after school programming on youth violent crime.

Blair Bedalow

Blair Bedalow

New School Enquiries / Questions

Phone: +1 (312) 650-9342

Carlos Santizo

Carlos Santizo

Program Director

Phone: +1 (312) 650-9342

In Partnership with the US Soccer Foundation

Our initiative to engage at risk youth at Chicago Public Schools with our professional coaching staff who are working to integrate those youth into our KICS Community soccer program year round. Our goal is to activate at risk youth in positive after school programming and share the positive KICS experience with Chicago's children and their families. As KICS Soccer For Success expands, we will work with our local alderman and Chicago community policing to study the effect of after school programming on youth violent crime.

Healthy Living


Kids attend Soccer for Success after school three times a week throughout the academic year. Participants learn about eating right and other ways to stay healthy, and they gain important decision-making and relationship skills from their interactions with coach-mentors and peers.

Mentorship


Soccer for Success coaches are also mentors. They 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.

Community-Focused


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

Registration


Contact the front office at your participating school to register for the spring season. 

Costs


The majority of the registration costs for Soccer for Success are covered in partnerships with Alderman King (4th Ward), Alderman Dowell (3rd Ward), Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. These sponsorships cover 85% of the coaching, equipment, and facility costs associated with this program. 

The remaining cost for the spring season is $20.00 per player and should be paid through your school at the time of registration. 

Season (2019) Cost KICS Uniform
Spring (8 Weeks) $20 Participation & Equipment (Jersey, Shin Guards, & Ball)