Kick Off - Annual Scorecard 2021-2022
Make the game of soccer accessible to all kids who want to play
Pick up play, every day with an expanded field of opportunity
“I have a kiddo who never thought he would be able to play league soccer because of the cost. He not only got to play, but he “got real jerseys” too. His smile made my season.”
– Teacher / Coach
Pick up Play
“Kids had somewhere to be after school, doing something they love, and learning new skills.
All of the kids became friends because they were part of the same team.”
– Community Member
Soccer After School
Soccer After School (SAS) partners with 25 elementary schools to provide over 1,000 third through sixth graders access to organized soccer. Partner schools have an average of 92% of student families who qualify for free reduced lunch rates. Seventy-five percent of the families indicated their child had never played an organized sport before joining SAS. Kids are coached by teachers from their schools, practice at their schools, and play games at Soccer City. We partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance to train teacher-coaches to embrace the “power of positive” and to teach beginner soccer skills. We underwrite ~82% of the cost of the program each year through support from foundations, corporate partners, and individual donors.
“I just wanted to give you all a shout-out for organizing the league and your dedication to the game.
These students deserve to play.”
– Teacher / Coach
Community-Informed Programs Growing the playbook as we learn
We regularly train teenage youth to become referees, giving them the opportunity to progress into more competitive levels of soccer after earning their stripes at Soccer After School Game Days.
Tournaments and Leagues
“My daughter loved being at soccer camp! She made a new friend, and this was a wonderful experience for her. Thanks so much!”
– Mom of camp participant
Impact What happens when kids play
Survey Results Coaches, schools, and parents reported the following outcomes from the kids who participated in our soccer programs:
Reported a high level of satisfaction with the program
Reported an increase in parents’ engagement in school
of coaches reported high satisfaction with coach training
Reported an increase in students’ attendance
of parents reported high satisfaction with coaches
Reported an improved relationship with teachers / staff
Reported an increase in students’ relationships with peers
Reported an increase in students’ academic growth
“Seeing my kids reminiscing about what happened at the game and
the new friends they have because of soccer was such a great feeling to witness.”
– Community Member
58% Hispanic / Latino
20% White / Caucasian
9% Black / African American
5% Asian / Asian American
4% Other / Mixed
4% Would rather not say
1% Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
Teammates A Winning Combination
Thank you to our collaborative team of Board members, staff, coaches, community members, volunteers, and the many partners who all work together to provide kids access to play.
Our volunteers help make Soccer City Aurora a welcoming place and are hands-on with a number of different programs from coaching, landscaping, shoveling snow and selling concessions.
The heart and soul of the Colorado Soccer Foundation is our staff who help run day to day operations and make sure all kids are kept safe and have access to the game.
Teamwork How do we keep the ball rolling?
CSF’s revenue model is currently based on 60% contributed income and 40% earned income. In order to keep fees, memberships, programs, and fields accessible and available to all kids, we need your help! Please consider making a donation to the Colorado Soccer Foundation or contact jodi@coloradosoccerfoundation.
2021 / 2022 Operating Financials
11% Individual Donations
11% Corporate Contributions
20% Field & Facility Rental
11% Other Earned Revenue
66% Programming Personnel (Coaches & Staff)
26% Operations & Administration
8% Programming Supplies & Equipment
Fan Base Thank you to our generous game changers!
The Gateway Fund II at the Denver Foundation
The Adama Foundation
The Sutherland Foundation
Havercroft Family Foundation
The Singer Family Foundation