Jorge Ortiz previously coached for Soccer in the Streets in the Underwood Hills community during his time in graduate school at Georgia State University where he studied sports administration. Upon finishing school, he joined Soccer in the Streets as a new Community Program Manager. Making soccer available to everyone is what drew him to Soccer in the Streets.
For Joel Apudo, being a coach and mentor with Soccer in the Streets is like working for Santa Claus. No … he isn’t taking gift requests for Christmas, but each minute he spends on soccer fields in and around Atlanta brings the satisfaction that can only come from the wide smiles on the faces of budding soccer players.
Last Fall, Clarkston FC finished undefeated to claim the State Division II Championship, earning their first berth at the highest level in their division. As a once in a lifetime experience, these players were granted an opportunity to represent Clarkston, a community in Atlanta, GA. Unlike other high-priced soccer clubs, these players had to earn their way to the Regionals Tournament.
ATLANTA (June 4, 2018) – The Eighth Annual Soccer in the Streets Champions League event was held on Sunday, June 3 at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground and the home side – Atlanta United – gained revenge by defeating the Manchester United side in a rematch of last year’s championship match-up. However, the main goal of the event was raising funds to bring soccer to lower income communities while leveling the playing field for children regardless of socioeconomic status.
Four seasons of soccer have helped transform Paris Scott. With no local opportunity to play the sport she loves, the Soccer in the Streets program at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School has provided a needed outlet for Paris and other youngsters in the Ashview Heights section of Atlanta.
15-year-old Chris is one of many refugee youth Soccer In The Streets works with. When he was eight years old, Chris moved from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the U.S. Today, he plays soccer with Soccer In The Streets weekly.
Soccer in the Streets today announced it has been awarded a $24,000 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the national model for sports-based youth development programs in underserved communities. This grant is intended to fund the Station Soccer Club Program, an initiative to provide access to quality free youth programming utilizing mass transit systems. Soccer in the Streets was one of five organizations to receive a grant.
As a talented youth player, she represented her state and her region in the Olympic Development Program, then went on to lead the University of Georgia to three straight appearances in the NCAA tournament from 2007-2009.
Soccer in the Streets announced today the ATL Nations Cup 2017, a fundraising tournament benefiting community programs for thousands of underserved children in metro Atlanta. The tournament, to be held on Sunday, July 30th at Grady Stadium