Soccer player? Help us coach underserved BK kids
Seeds in the Middle
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Soccer players! No coaching experience needed. We just need you. We just got clearance to play soccer on Saturdays and Sundays - with all safety precautions due to coronavirus.
During these difficult times of COVID-19, we need to help kids socialize and feel good and be healthy so they don't get sick. We will require masks and all safety protocols, as also required by the NYC Dept. of Parks.
Spring soccer: April - June (possibly July-August)
Love soccer? Want to share the joy of the game with underserved kids in central Brooklyn? Join us for this exciting opportunity to build a brand new league for youth who need it in Crown Heights!Youth ages: 3 and up
WHEN - Choose your times:
Sundays 4 pm - 6 pm (Lincoln Terrace Park)
Saturdays 1-3p Hamilton Metz Park
WHERE: Hamilton Metz Field at Albany and Lefferts Avenues near PS 91 or Lincoln Terrace Park (field is at corner of east New York Avenue and east 94th Street near PS 189) Crown Heights, not far from Utica Avenue, east of Prospect Park - easy to bike to or if you have a car, to park. Can take 3/4 trains to Utica.
COMMITMENT: At least two sessions for recreational soccer. We also need lead coaches, who can commit to at least 5 sessions. If you can lead a team for our new soccer league, meaning the youth play games every week for 10 weeks, let us know. We are trying to build a league toward a travel team for underserved youth.
Who are the kids?
Most children have never played soccer and some come back every season - so there's a variety of levels. This is a neighborhood with limited healthy options - to eat or get physically fit. So, you'll play a role in not only building teamwork, but empowering youth and families to get active. Have fun, play ball, make a difference. Attn, Students! Yes, we give community service credits. Recommendation letters given.Our program started in 2009 just to get kids active. Now, we want to expand a nascent league. Kids love it, but don't know the game so we need your help.
Can you play in a fundraising soccer game? Let us know.INFO: No coaching experience needed. Just love of the game and able to collaborate with others. Of course, we'd love it if you have experience... Practices are co-ed, and players range from 3 to 12 years old and are at beginner to intermediate level. If we have enough players, will create boys and girls only teams for ages 10 and up.. If you're self-motivated, love kids and are good with them, can handle the unexpected, and just love this game and want to share it, you're for us. Looking for reliable and flexible players who can commit to at least 2 practices. This is a great community service opportunity for high school and college students. Yes, we do give letters and service hours. WE ASK VOLUNTEERS TO COMMIT TO AT LEAST 2 TIMES ON THE FIELD. If you can donate $10 or a soccer ball, we appreciate that, too. If you aren't able to coach, but still want to help, we need folks to:
- advertise with flyers, post flyers, drop off flyers at schools and community areas - blast on social media - take attendance and register players - other administrative tasks Please send us information about you- a resume or some information on your background so we get to know you a little to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have other times you are available - even to do a workshop in a school, let us know.YOU CAN ALSO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK -
facebook.com/seedsinthemiddle https://www.facebook.com/brooklyncrown.heightssoccer https://www.facebook.com/Soccer-for-Harmony-204551942961230/
Instagram: @seedsinthemiddle @seedsinthemiddlesports
About Seeds in the Middle
153 Warren Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, US
Seeds in the Middle partners with students, educators, parents & their communities to access all opportunities, beginning with improving health, enhancing arts education and greening their environment. We empower and educate all to get healthy and scale educational and social disparities. Our pilot schools are in central Brooklyn, a neighborhood with among the city’s highest obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates. We teach how to grow, market, cook, access and prepare fresh food, how to exercise & engage in the arts, all the elements needed to promote life-changing lifelong health. Our volunteers come from all walks of life. We cross cultures. We transform gray into green, destitution into inspiration.
Seeds in the Middle offers joyful, healthy interventions that nurture the whole child and address the multiple obstacles blocking low-income children and families from getting healthy. We teach how to grow edible gardens, run a student-led Hip2B Healthy Market, bring chefs into schools, started soccer, running and fitness programs at school and in the community and music and arts in the schools. We integrate professional development for teachers so that a healthy lifestyle and environmental stewardship becomes organic and sustainable in the school community. To build community, we created Soccer for Harmony tournaments and the Crown Heights Farmers Market. In two years, we have engaged more than 1,000 families, and students and teachers report changing their habits to include more fruits and vegetables, and fitness. This is a pilot for any school and Seeds in the Middle plans to replicate.