"If you're considering going on this program, I think you should stop considering and just make the leap forward. I definitely think it is one of the experiences that has changed my life. I definitely felt like YFI got me in soccer shape and soccer ready with skills. Having better touches on the ball when I came in really helped show to my coach I was ready for the college experience."
- Kaylin Goncalves
2016 YFI Soccer Participant
The YFI Soccer Experience
Soccer is popular in certain areas of the U.S., but it doesn't come close to the way soccer (football) permeates life in England. YFI will provide not only a positive environment for young players to hone their skills, but also deliver an experience that will impact their lives off the pitch as we instill in them new leadership skills in addition to the tremendous soccer coaching athletes will receive.
Develop Soccer & Leadership Skills to Enhance Your Game
Learn how to improve mechanics and insights of soccer:
Ball Control & Moves
Mental Preparation & Focus
YFI Soccer Sponsors & Partners
Millwall Football Club is a professional club in London, England that competes in The Championship League, the second tier of professional football in England. Founded originally as the Millwall Rovers in 1885, the Lions and Lionesses play their home matches at The Den.
Queens Park Rangers Football Club is a professional club in London, England that currently competes in the Championship League, the second tier of professional football in England. Founded in 1886, QPR and the QPR Ladies play their home matches at Loftus Road.
The Prince's Trust is a charity organization in the United Kingdom founded by Charles, Prince of Wales. The charity helps vulnerable young people get their lives on track. Prince's Trust partners with Millwall FC, QPR FC, and YFI to host a football tournament at the end of the program.
The vast majority of schools in the U.S. require students, especially those in high school, to perform a certain number of community service hours before graduating. As a nonprofit organization, YFI is able to sign off on forms schools and school districts have for verifying those hours (all forms from around the country YFI has certified for students who have participated in its programs have stated that organizations must be nonprofit).
The YFI Soccer program includes 20 service hours.