Great Futures Start Here

Soccer for Success

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Visit your local club to get signed up

Soccer for Success
is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in low-income urban communities.

The Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley has partnered with the U.S. Soccer foundation to be the premiere leaders to bring Soccer for Success to Arizona.

We operate in ten branches around the valley—providing five hundred children with sponsored after-school physical activity, nutrition, mentorship, and family engagement programming three days a week.

Soccer for Success Program  Model
We run 75-90 minutes per session (60 minutes) with 3 sessions per week. There are 12 weeks per season and 2 seasons per academic year (Fall and Spring). The program is curriculum-based with lessons before each activity and game days on the third session.

US Soccer FoundationU.S. Soccer Foundation
“Our goal at the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to grow the game of soccer and help create and provide children with quality programs that support both physical and personal development in communities nationwide,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation.


A new study released by the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Dr. Danielle Hollar of Healthy Networks Design & Research, found that children enrolled in the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Soccer for Success program experienced significant health improvements. 

Soccer for Success serves 55,000 youth in 30 cities and has over 2,500 coaches and mentors

Apache Junction Branch
ajstaff@clubzona.org
480.982.6381
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Compadre Branch - Chandler
chandlerstaff@clubzona.org
480.899.8302
Monday Wednesday Friday
Gilbert Branch
gilbertstaff@clubzona.org
480.813.2020
Monday Wednesday Friday
Globe Branch                
globestaff@clubzona.org
928.793.3926
Friday only
Grant Woods Branch - Mesa
mesastaff@clubzona.org
480.844.0963
Monday Tuesday Thursday
Ladmo Branch - Tempe
ladmostaff@clubzona.org
480.858.2400
Monday Wednesday Friday
Mesa—Stevenson Elementary
steveson@clubzona.org
480.472.9071
Monday Wednesday Friday
North Tempe Branch
northtempestaff@clubzona.org
480.858.6500
Monday Wednesday Friday
Queen Creek Branch
queencreek@clubzona.org
480.358.3769
Monday Wednesday Friday
Thunderbirds Branch - Guadalupe
guadalupestaff@clubzona.org
480.897.6247
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Health Evaluations
BMI is the most common measurement associated with monitoring the health of a child. On average, children enrolled in Soccer for Success improved their BMI by three percentile points more than children enrolled in other programs.

Aerobic capacity, measured through the PACER Test, is an indicator of a child’s endurance and heart strength. The PACER Test tracks the number of laps compelled between beeps. As the test progresses, the time between beeps shortens. On average, children enrolled in Soccer for Success improved by 4 more completed laps than children enrolled in other programs.

Waist circumference is an indicator of centrally stored fat, which if too high, can lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes. On average, children enrolled in Soccer for Success improved their waist circumference size by 0.22 inches, while the waist circumference for children enrolled in other programs worsened by -0.21 inches.

Nutrition Education in Every Session, such as teaching about calories and healthy habits.


Soccer for Success Staff

Soccer for Success Program Manager
Mario N. Diaz
Mario.Diaz@clubzona.org
602-410-6623

Soccer for Success Database Manager
Jessica Fletcher
Jessica.Fletcher@clubzona.org
602-828-0736

Tax Credit Program 2017


How Your Arizona Tax Credit Can Help Our CLUB KIDS!





Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization (Formerly known as the Working Poor Tax Credit)
All Arizona taxpayers qualify for a 2017 "tax credit" of $800/married couples and $400/individuals on your state taxes through the Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. This is a straight deduction from your Arizona state taxes. You also have the opportunity to support our Mesa Arts Academy through the Arizona Public School Tax Credit.

Individual Tax Credit Donation - EXAMPLE
1)   Arizona Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit        = $400
2)  Arizona Public Schools Tax Credit                 = $200

TOTAL REFUND from your Arizona state taxes   =   $600!

Arizona Public Schools Tax Credit Information ~ Mesa Arts Academy
Arizona taxpayers ALSO qualify for the Public Schools Tax Credit of $400/married couples and $200/individuals.  This is a straight deduction from your Arizona state taxes!  The Mesa Arts Academy was recently named an Arizona "Lighthouse" School, ranking in the top 4% of all public schools in the state.  Your support will help us to continue to provide top rated academic staff and programs!


DID YOU KNOW?
a.  Boys & Girls Club members are 25% more likely to graduate from high school, and are three times more likely to volunteer in their community!
b.  100% of every Tax Credit Dollar goes directly to support programs and opportunities provided for our more than 36,000 youth and teens at our 12 East Valley branches each year!
c.  80% of Club Alumni say the Club had a positive impact on their attitude towards fitness and health!



Tax Credit Deadline:  December 31, 2017 for Federal and  April 15, 2018 for State of Arizona

Tax circumstances are different for everyone; please consult your tax advisor in order to 
receive the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit and/or the Public School Tax Credit for this year,
donations must be received prior to filing your taxes.  Your support is instrumental in helping boys and girls
throughout the East Valley! You may designate your Arizona Charitable Tax Credit gift to one of the
branches and/or school.

Arizona Public Schools Tax Credit Information ~ Mesa Arts Academy

Arizona taxpayers ALSO qualify for the Public Schools Tax Credit of $400/married couples and $200/individuals. 
This is a straight deduction from your Arizona state taxes!  The Mesa Arts Academy was recently named an Arizona
"Lighthouse" School, ranking in the top 4% of all public schools in the state.  Your support will help us to continue to provide top rated academic staff and programs!


2016 Night of Champions            Purchase Ticket










View Site in Mobile | Classic
Share by: