Access4All

Access4All Project

We believe all children, no matter their skill or financial status, have the opportunity for a quality soccer experience

In 2018 we launched the Access4All Project to encompass scholarship support, outreach activities and free soccer leagues. This free After School Soccer Leagues provide soccer programming at Title 1 elementary schools in Alexandria. The leagues remove common barriers to play by being both free and located at the school.

Free After School Training Program
Spring 2021

Free After School Training

Kindergarten - 5th Grade
$ 0 per player
  • Open to boys and girls!
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Join us for a free after school league run by ASA coaches. Kids will learn soccer skills and participate in small sided games!

  • William Ramsay Elementary
  • Wednesdays, April 7 — June 2
  • 2:30-4:30
  • Kindergarten – 5th grade
  • Boys & Girls
Access4All

After School Scholarship Leagues

The After School Leagues were historically hosted at title 1 Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) elementary schools. Alexandria. During the 2021-2022 School year ASA will host free leagues at all title 1 elementary school, Hammond and GW middle schools and Alexandria City High School.

The leagues are free for participants and offered at each school to remove transportation barriers. Each week ASA sets up soccer fields in a grassy area adjacent to the school—pop-up soccer goals, pinnies and cones are used to create mini fields.  Kids are given a healthy snack after school and then ushered outside by our coaches to play! Professional coaches from ASA provide programming and supportive teachers volunteer their time to join the kids on the field! At the end of each day, a late bus takes home bus riders. 

"Our students, staff, and the whole community loved this opportunity. All the coaches brought such positive energy into our school environment. The students would feed off of their energy and love for soccer. You all are amazing!"

Jasibi Crews-West | Principal of Cora Kelly Elementary
SCHOOLS

GW Middle School

Mondays

100 Students

6th, 7th, 8th graders

Small Sided Soccer

Cora Kelly Elementary School

Tuesdays

65 Students

K-5th Grade

Small Sided Soccer

William Ramsay Elementary School

Wednesdays

85 students

3rd, 4th, 5th graders

Small Sided Soccer & futsal

School and recreational center outreach events

Throughout the year we organize “gym class takeovers” where we run gym classes throughout the day at a school. This is an awesome opportunity for us to get kids moving and playing soccer in a way they might not otherwise. We also host free futsal and soccer clinics at Rec Centers for kids in after school programming. Both of these opportunities help us interact with kids in the community and introduce soccer in a fun and accessible way.

Scholarships for core programming

Without additional support many kids in our community would not be able to participate in core programs. In 2019, ASA provided $458,000 in scholarship support to 1,703 participants across all core programs (these include the Recreational League, Academy, Camps, Tots and supplementary training programs).

Community Fund

The Access4All Project is supported by ASA’s Community Fund. Program registration fees do not support free programming. Access to soccer for many kids in the community would not be possible without generous support from individual donors, partners, grants and community sponsors.