STREET SOCCER USA INC
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Human Services
Location: 5 Hanover Sq Fl 17 % Lawrence Cann New York NY 10004 USA
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As a coach and mentor for Street Soccer USA I have the privilege of working with homeless and at-risk individuals in San Francisco (as part of Street Soccer USA - Bay Area). Through soccer we teach life skills and build a community. We practice two times a week as a team, and each practice has a theme that applies to soccer and life. The last theme I coached was on "Control". We practiced soccer skills that help players control the game and the ball (dribbling, passing, trapping). We also talked about how we can better control our attitudes and emotions in life which will ultimately help us all make better, healthier decisions. I enjoy working with our team members, and love when one of the team members takes a positive step in their lives (getting a job, going back to school, finding permanent housing, etc). Street Soccer USA continues to be successful in "tackling" homelessness in America, and I'm proud to be a part of this organization.
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seeing players make improvements in their lives.
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create more opportunities for volunteers and players to interact outside of practice.
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