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.
Our free After School Soccer Leagues provide soccer programming at title 1 elementary schools, middle schools and Alexandria City High School. The leagues remove common barriers to play by being both free and located at the school.
Free After School Training Program
Free After School TrainingKindergarten - 5th Grade
Open to boys and girls!
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
- Kindergarten – 5th grade
- Boys & Girls
After School Soccer Leagues
The After School Leagues were historically hosted at title 1 Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) elementary schools. During the 2021-2022 School year ASA expanded to host free leagues at all title 1 elementary school, GW Middle School and Alexandria City High School. This fall we are thrilled to bring programming to:
- Cora Kelly Elementary
- Francis C. Hammond Middle School
- George Washington Middle School
- James K. Polk Elementary
- Minnie Howard 9th Grade Campus
- William Ramsay Elementary
- Bren Mar Park Elementary (Fairfax County)
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 to play! Professional coaches from ASA provide programming and supportive teachers volunteer their time to join kids on the field.
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).
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.