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Health Equity Program

Nathan strapped on his shin-guards, laced up his cleats, and stepped onto the soccer field to join the practice.  Nathan is one of the 173 new players that played recreational soccer this Spring thanks to funding from the City of Boulder’s sugary beverage tax. FC Boulder, in partnership with the YMCA of Northern Colorado, are using these funds to make the soccer league more diverse and inclusive for both players and coaches.  Early this year, as part of a grant from the City’s Health Equity Fund, FC Boulder hired Noemi Lastiri and Anna Segur as community ambassadors to identify and break down barriers around youth participation in soccer. The remaining funds are allocated to coach training and player scholarships for the recreational and competitive leagues. Kevin Gilbert, FC Boulder Board Member, said “These kids love to play soccer but the way we run youth sports in the US has excluded them. We are trying to fix that.”

For several years FC Boulder has partnered with the YMCA of Northern Colorado to the Boulder Valley Youth Soccer recreational league. This spring, the new FCB employees worked to improve the club’s outreach to low income and Latino families. One of their first steps was to partner with the three Boulder elementary schools with the highest enrollment of low-income students to create convenient and accessible after school soccer practices. Working with the City of Boulder’s Family Resource Schools, families with kids in after-school programs were offered the chance to play soccer after school, then to participate in the Friday league. Coordinators Ana Silvia, Claudia Urrutia, and Gini Esparza at University Hill, Columbine, and Crestview Elementary have great knowledge of the families and kids they work with. Recognizing that registration cost isn’t the only barrier some families face, Lastiri and Segur have also worked to address equipment, transportation, language, communication, and registration process barriers.

GIRLS PROGRAM

Girls Competitive Program

Lawrence Jackson is the Director of the U11-U13 girls competitive program. “I’ve very excited to step into this position and begin working with FC Boulder and all of the talented young players we have. Below I’ve highlighted a few things to keep in mind and we close down the summer holidays.”

Team Camp begins July 30 through August 1. This camp will include dribbling, passing, shooting and of course skill moves to better prepare the team for the upcoming season. This is a great way for teams to come together before the start of the season and get to know each other better.

The Players’ Cup is a great pre-season tournament opportunity for teams and players to participate in that will also better prepare them for the season ahead. And not to mention it’s our own in-house tournament.

It’ll be here before you know it but the CSA regular season begins the weekend of August 24. There is a possibility that teams may have matches on both Saturday and Sunday as a double-header opening weekend.

I very much look forward to working with the girls competitive program and striving to make it the best girls soccer program in Colorado – See you all soon!

Girls Academy Program

What an exciting “Summer of Soccer!”  Congratulations to the US Women’s National Team on winning the World Cup. FC Boulder players were watching games, analyzing games, and some were even able to attend live games in France.

FC Boulder was well represented at USYS Far West Regionals. The 2005 Girls Elite and the 2000 Girls Elite both qualified for regionals and both teams had a great showing. The 2005s narrowly missed advancing out of their six-team bracket with a record of two wins, and one loss. The 2000s advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 record, but lost in the quarterfinal to the eventual champion. Both teams played some great soccer and made FC Boulder, and Colorado, proud!

Summer Soccer Seriescontinues through July
July 9, 11, 16, 18 at East Boulder Rec

Academy Girls Prep Camp
July 22-25 from 9:00-11:00AM
Pleasant View Soccer Complex
Register HERE

BOYS PROGRAM

Boys Competitive Program

Welcome!
We are delighted to welcome our Boys Competitive players to our new-look program. With all of the changes that have occurred over the past few months, we are more than ready to get started. Your main points of contact within the program will be Mark Harrison and Drew Campbell. A huge hello from both of us! 

Pre-Season Team Camp
We will kick off the Fall season with our Team Camp. This will take place at Pleasant View from July 30 through August 1. Times and all other necessary info will be released to the club ASAP.

Players’ Cup
The first club tournament of the year will be the Players’ Cup which will be located at both Pleasant View and Sandstone Ranch. We will be entering a few teams from the Competitive Program – please feel free to come out and watch and support our teams. Schedules will be released in the coming weeks.

Boys Academy Program

Team Success
Congratulations to the 2003 Boys Academy and 2000 Boys Academy teams on a great week at Far West Regionals in Boise, Idaho. While the teams did not advance out of their respective groups, both teams were extremely competitive in their matches and represented FC Boulder and the state of Colorado well. We’re very proud of these boys and all of the boys in our program for their efforts this spring and wish our graduating seniors all the best as they begin the next step of their journeys.

Upcoming Events
– Academy U15-U19 Boys Drop-In Sessions at SPC (July 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31)

SPORTS PERFORMANCE CENTER

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

We have been able to see over 60 players take advantage of our Summer Training Program at the SPC, which is a fantastic showing in our inaugural year. The players have enjoyed the chance to take in technical, tactical, and small sided games work, staying sharp over the off-season months. We hope that we see more players next summer taking advantage of this training…

No news at this time. Check back soon!

JUNIORS PROGRAM

BOULDER VALLEY YOUTH SOCCER

The Juniors Program has enjoyed the summer months, with players taking advantage of some fun and some positive summer training opportunities. Rickie Powers, our Assistant Director, has been able to run some great Monday drop in sessions, seeing over 50 players show up last week. In addition to the remaining sessions, we have also seen a good number of current and former Juniors Program players participate at the SPC Summer Training as well. We can’t wait to see the players, teams, and coaches in August!

No news at this time. Check back soon!

ADULT PROGRAM

Women’s WPSL Team

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Men’s Team

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