The Yours in Soccer Foundation (YSF) is a nonprofit corporation, founded in 2014, whose mission is to empower elite scholar athletes from underserved communities by leveraging the potential of sports to realize their college dreams.
Many talented and intelligent scholar athletes dream about pursuing college soccer, but are not aware of the academic standards to do so as they begin their high school career. All too often, athletes who have potential to play in college are left behind because they never receive the proper guidance regarding the collegiate academic standards.... or, when they do, it's too late.
Per the NCAA, less than five percent of high school athletes go on to compete in college. This is often due to the highly competitive and complexity of the recruitment process, which all scholar athletes seeking college placement must aggressively navigate. YSF is committed to bridging the gap between those scholar athletes who have access to the necessary resources and support to seek college placement, and those who don't.
Yours in Soccer works with other entities that are mission aligned to identify scholar athletes who have a strong academic record early in their high school careers. YSF's mission is to collaborate with established soccer associations and clubs, high school scholarship programs and other public charities to offer more opportunities for deserving and talented college prospects to reach their potential. YSF advises scholar athletes on how to showcase their athletic and academic abilities to college coaches and admissions personnel. Finally, by introducing scholar athletes to the importance of sports AND academics before they begin the college admissions process, they will be more likely to maximize their potential in the very competitive college placement process.