From back yard to Bay Area: inclusive soccer for typical kids, and those with special needs.
We began E-Soccer in April, 2000 at a small park in Foster City with just a few friends and a handful of kids. My two sons have special needs, and I thought they would benefit from learning the game of soccer while building friendships with other children. What we didn’t expect was that over the next decade, E-Soccer would develop into an all-volunteer, inclusive soccer program that serves hundreds of kids with and without special needs in the Bay Area and around the world.
E-Soccer is dedicated to empowering both typical and special needs children of all abilities to reach their full athletic and social potential. E-Soccer’s inclusion methodology promotes leadership as well as social, character, and athletic development for each child in an individualized manner. I was fortunate enough to receive the Jefferson Award and a Congressional Citation, in recognition of my service.
Left: with Dave Kaval (President of the Earthquakes)
Right: with Chris Wondolowski (Earthquakes team captain and Team USA for 2014 World Cup)