SSSeattle Program Director: Dave Nibley
SSSeattle Head Coach: Scott Lee
SSSeattle President: Dylan Peterson
SSSeattle Treasurer: Westin Goetz
SSSeattle Advisory Board: Roger Levesque
About the Program
Street Soccer Seattle's main purpose is to build a supportive community for our players to belong to. Homelessness and poverty can be very isolating situations. Our goal is to reconnect our players with the community they live in. We provide a safe environment for our players to enjoy life and build trust in their teammates, coaches, and volunteers. This trust and renewed excitement for life that we see in our players then extends to other aspects of their lives and community.
With a supportive community in place, Street Soccer Seattle feels that soccer is an amazing format to empower individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. The team name we use for local rec-leagues is Momentum FC. We emphasize that small, persistent effort in a consistent direction leads to great results and success. Rome was not built in a day and Messi did not become the world's greatest soccer player all at once. Both achievement took hard work and consistent effort - and this is the message that we stress to our players each day.
Street Soccer Seattle at a Sounders Game!
Street Soccer Seattle has a few goals to continue building momentum as a program in its third year. We hope to add a mentoring component to what we provide currently. We would love to add a women's team this year. Also, because economics plays a role in every program, we are negotiating with local businesses on sponsoring opportunities.
In The Media
The end of 2011 has been an exciting time for Street Soccer Seattle. Roger Levesque, midfielder for the Seattle Sounders, has been coming to team practices! Roger was with the Sounders as they transitioned from the USL to the MLS and is a favorite of local soccer fans. He has been excellent with the Street Soccer players, jumping right in with helping out and reinforcing program goals. He is an extremely friendly guy who enjoys chatting with our players and has really helped the team feel value.
Lamar Neagle, Bryan Meredith, and Roger Levesque wearing their SSSeattle scarves proudly!
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