The Genome Foundation
Our mission is to grow the local soccer culture by strategically targeting areas of need in player development, through the cooperation and partnership of player development professionals and the local community, in order to educate, cultivate, and expand opportunities for every individual to reach their full potential
as a soccer athlete and a flourishing individual.
Our vision at The Genome Foundation is to see the local soccer culture grow by insuring that every child has access to player development opportunities. No child should be held back from pursuing their soccer dreams because of economic limitations or lack of access to player development education. Our goal is to meet these needs by partnering with the local community and connecting with soccer specific player development professionals in order to provide inexpensive player development opportunities and expand education in the four areas of player development: Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Psychological.
The Genome Foundation Futsal League
One of the primary means by which The Genome Foundation seeks to achieve our mission as a non-profit organization is by expanding opportunities for all individuals in our community to play soccer in the soccer off season months of the year. We achieve this goal through our indoor soccer “Futsal” league, which runs October through February, and May through July. Futsal, the only indoor soccer format officially recognized by USSF, the governing body of U.S. Soccer, is a unique and effective tool to cultivate individual player development. The benefits of Futsal are so numerous, that USSF has mandated that all U.S. Soccer Academy teams are required to play Futsal in the offseason as a component of their training curriculum. Played 5v5 on a gym surface with a smaller, bounce resistant ball, Futsal is a fast paced, technical game that encourages quick footwork and combination passing to beat opponents. By providing this inexpensive, effective player development tool in a family friendly, and player centered soccer environment six months out of the year, The Genome Foundation is expanding opportunities for soccer players to both play the game they love, and accelerate individual player development.