New York City FC Spotlight

New York City FC has given back to the community in various ways through different programs and initiatives. Its main goal is to provide increased access to safe playing spaces, with a particular emphasis on developing fields in inner city communities. This includes mentorship and coaching programs for youth as well as education and tutoring assistance.  


Mini-pitches-In 2016, the New York City Soccer Initiative partnered with various companies to create and maintain 50 mini-pitches across New York City. The goal was to give free soccer programming and opportunities for the next generation of New Yorkers. These spaces are viewed as a way to help keep New Yorkers safe, active and bring communities together.
Heathy Hat Trick- This program delivers free in school and after school programming to 50 public schools and community based organizations across New York City. It is mainly about getting kids moving and eating well. They report improving the health of 3,000 kids each week.
Soccer Bloc- A free summer program for kids ages 6 – 14 living in underserved communities. Using the power and discipline of soccer, these young kids are trained and developed as leaders. This program is taught by coaches who mix together team-building exercises and drills to communicate principles of dedication and working in a team in younger kids.
Saturday Night Lights-This program helps young people, ages 11-18, in underserved communities, by providing high-quality sports training and academic enrichment during high crime times: Friday and Saturday nights. 
RoboSoccer STEM-This is a partnership with UB Tech. The curriculum introduces coding and digital competency via soccer-specific activities.
Sadie Yarosh

Sadie Yarosh

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