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"Succeeding on and off the field through the sport of soccer."

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“My family and I have watched my daughter grow so much in a positive way since she joined Beyond Soccer four years ago. I can tell by looking at her while she is on that field kicking that ball that she loves soccer and has more confidence. Soccer has not only helped her, but it has helped my family come together to watch her games. It has brought us all closer. Soccer has also brought the community closer and it has given kids good opportunities. It has helped our kids not only physically, but also mentally.” – José Inirio

Patricia Inirio pictured here at the Empowerment Through Sports Leadership Series at Simmons College, holding Heather Mitts' Olympic Gold. This opportunity was funded by Banks-Baldwin Foundation.

 

About Us

About Us

Beyond Soccer is not just a soccer organization. It is a sports-based youth development organization. The game of soccer is the hook by which we engage Lawrence youth and gradually... Read more

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History

History

The Lawrence Soccer Journey... Having grown up in Boxford, Massachusetts, a neighboring suburb of the City of Lawrence, where opportunities to play soccer were everywhere, I was surprised to learn... Read more

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Soccer Blog Posts

Youth Soccer

More than 18 million children participate in soccer leagues and programs each year, making it the
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Got Cleats?

Too Big, Too small, consider donating them to Beyond Soccer!

Because Beyond Soccer is a young organization, we depend heavily on equipment donations for player participation. If you have gently used cleats,shin pads, soccer balls or other soccer gear, please consider making a donation.

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Got cleats? Soccer strengthens community!  The challenges in launching and sustaining inner city soccer programs are well documented. Some barriers are economic, while others are logistical – the lack of regular transportation or a safe and accessible field. I have been deeply touched by our neighbors and their willingness to help us grow this beautiful game in the City of Lawrence. Until 2008 Lawrence has not been able to field a single travel soccer team or develop an in-city/town recreational program for young kids. We have worked hard to change that reality, but each season we face incredible demands, including field space, uniform and equipment needs.  Andover Youth Soccer has consistently stepped up and provided field access when we have simply had no alternatives in our own City. Swampscott, Danvers, North Andover and Georgetown youth soccer programs, coaches and community members have also provided a great boost to our program and our players by passing back their used gear. This support has been instrumental for our start up program.

Although we all root passionately for our respective towns and teams when we  face each other during the spring and fall travel seasons, the wins and losses fade pretty quickly. What does not fade, are the community connections. Soccer provides a unique bridge across neighborhoods and between cultures. It helps us remember what the game is it is all about. Soccer strengthens communities and provides growth opportunities for everyone involved. Thank you to those who have helped us expand soccer experiences for more kids and families in Lawrence. If you have cleats sitting in your garages or hall closets that are not being used, consider us before you toss them - Stephanie, Director

Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (978) 681-5050 to arrange pick up or delivery. 




Volunteer with Beyond Soccer


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Beyond Soccer depends heavily on its wonderful network of volunteers. In order to connect more Lawrence kids to positive and healthy outlets, we need your help. If you are interested in volunteering, (i.e. through coaching, mentoring...), please download and complete the attached form and return to Stephanie at Beyond Soccer, 60 Island Street, Suite 508E, Lawrence, MA 01840 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Download Our Volunteer Form. Please note that all volunteers are subject to CORI checks per state guidelines.

Soccer Schedule

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29.07.2014 14:00 - 16:00
GOALS Camp

JUL
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30.07.2014 14:00 - 16:00
GOALS Camp

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01.08.2014
KOHL'S American Cup- check for dates

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03.08.2014 14:30 - 15:30
Boston Breakers Game

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04.08.2014 09:00 - 12:00
Benefica Soccer Camp

Spring City-wide Rec League starts Saturday, April 19th

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Click here to download the registration form. Please mail to 60 Island St., Suite 508E, Lawrence, MA 01840

The pogram begins Saturday, April 19th @ the Lawrence Voc from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

The City-wide Recreational Program is being held over Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday, May 24th @ 1:00.

Soccer in the Streets!

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Hugo's Top Plays of the Week!

This video was filmed in the streets by one of our talented U16 players. Check it out. I promise you will be impressed. 

Sign up for our 4th Annual Soccer & Wellness Camp

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Printable Registration Form

Our Annual Soccer & Wellness Camp is back. Please check out the attached flyer for July dates/times. Hope to see you there!