Fund The Future - Break the Cycle
Proper youth soccer training is simply out of reach for many children. It just costs too much. The truth is that the high cost of youth soccer in this country is keeping many deserving and talented kids away from the sport.
A recent ESPN poll of youth soccer clubs nationwide discovered that the average cost per youth player is $4,000 per year. The highest figure given was $6,000 per year!
At Eagleclaw Football Academy, we are blessed to have so many soccer-mad kids training with us and developing into amazing players. At the same time, we are saddened by the number of kids who want to join our program, but are financially unable to do so.
From the beginning, Eagleclaw Football Academy has been committed to making top-class training affordable. However, the reality is that renting fields, purchasing equipment, paying instructor wages, and funding league entry fees and registration systems requires money. At Eagleclaw, our students enjoy a superb training experience at rates far below what other premier soccer clubs charge, but even our low rates are too much for many economically underprivileged children in our area.
We want to start the change! We want to make a difference in the lives of kids, even if its only a small number of kids.
Our goal is simple: Raise enough money to fund full scholarships to Eagleclaw Football Academy for 10 financially deserving children. Each increment of $2,000 funds one full-year scholarship. Each scholarship will provide a child with the following benefits:
- Two semesters (35 weeks) of enrollment in Eagleclaw Football Academy, providing 3.5 hours each week of top quality tactical and technical instruction;
- A "home" and an "away" kit. Each kit includes a jersey, shorts and socks.
- $100 towards the purchase of soccer cleats or turf shoes and shin guards at Schmetzer's Sporthaus
Every Penny Counts! We Award Scholarships At Each $2K Milestone.
Please consider giving to this important effort. Any amount helps! With every increment of $2,000 dollars that we raise, we will immediately solicit scholarship applications and award a scholarship to a financially deserving child. In this way, we will fund dreams as we go!
Because we want every penny raised to go toward a scholarship, we will not offer any swag or other gift to our contributors. We hope that the satisfaction and pride of supporting a noble cause and helping a child pursue their soccer dreams is enough of a reward!
About Eagleclaw Football Academy
Eagleclaw Football Academy is Seattle's elite youth soccer Academy, focusing intensely on individual player development. Eagleclaw is first and foremost a school. We educate and we inspire. Unlike other youth soccer programs that are build teams through try-outs and cuts, we take the time to develop players. We do not make rash judgments about a player's abilities or potential. All we ask is that players be passionate about the game, willing to work hard in training and practice on their own.
We offer a comprehensive player development program In partnership with Dutch professional club AFC Ajac and Coerver Coaching, our training program provides a uniquely structured and comprehensive Dutch-inspired curriculum designed to develop each player's technical and tactical skills.
Eagleclaw's Owners Are Unpaid
It's a little known fact, but Eagleclaw's owners are unpaid. This is truly a labor of love for us. 100% of all tuition is used to fund the training expenses of the Academy. This is how we demonstrate our commitment to breaking the cyle and making an elite youth soccer experience accessible to more children.
Spread the Word!
Please let your friends, family members and co-workers know about our effort. Encourage them to help economically challenged children pursue their soccer dreams!