Rising Stars at Sports City
Giving children joy, giving parents hope.
Every child has the right to enjoy the fun of playing sports, the joy of teamwork, the achievement of kicking a ball or making a goal. There are thousands of special needs children who do not have the opportunity to reap the benefits of participating in athletics. Here at Sports City, we offer Rising Stars, which was specifically developed to bridge that gap.
Rising Stars is a program that brings children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities off the sidelines and into the game. Rising Stars promotes personal development in a fun soccer environment designed to improve social skills and overall fitness. Rising Stars is different form typical soccer as it does not match players by age, but by their cognitive ability and skill. The program is ages 4 years to adults. The unique design of our program allows players to achieve peronal success using Buddies, who translate each session to the level and ability of their players, allowing them to succeed.
- Non-competitive environment to maximize learning
- Games and activities adapted for each child
- All children can be players, regardless of their ability
- Safe and healthy environment
- Improve self-esteem, social skills and fitness
- A local support network and soccer community for children and their families
This program allows the children to get off the sidelines and into the game.
-Sonoma State Star
Children will be placed into groups and assigned a buddy to work with them throughout each class. Click on the button below to read full program details, including dates, times and locations of upcoming Rising Stars sessions. You can also contact us online or via phone at 707-708-4625.
Do you love soccer and giving hope to children and their parents? If so, please consider volunteering to assist with our Rising Stars program. We are always looking for motivated individuals to join our team.
Donors and Sponsorships
The Rising Stars program is completely free to program participants. The lifeblood of this program is funded through generous donors and sponsors. Do you want to help those in need? Is your company looking for a charitable program to donate too? Please inquire using the button below. Contact us online or via phone at 707-526-2884. All donations are tax deductible.