In an effort to bring social change in Tulsa through soccer.
About the Program in Tulsa
After witnessing his long-time friend start a Street Soccer USA program in Dallas, program founder, Brian Majka, was inspired to start a program in Tulsa. In the summer of 2011, Street Soccer Tulsa and Street Soccer USA began partnering with non-profit youth service provider, Youth Services of Tulsa.
Youth Services of Tulsa educates and builds new skills for youth and families by offering couseling programs, Art Studios, health education and support groups. The program also provides basic needs to young people by offering shelter, food, hygiene itens, and other basic necessities. Since the program’s inception in 1969, Youth Services of Tulsa has positively impacted more than 300,000 youth and their families.
Members of the Street Soccer Tulsa team posing after a training session
While the Street Soccer Tulsa team may be young, they are also enthusiastic! Very strong relationships have been formed with the team players and coaches. Practices consistently have 8-10 players each week. Coaches are proud of their team members for their dedication to the program and for the huge improvements they are seeing from their players, both on and off the field.
TSC Hurricane and Mac’s Soccer Shack have provided free uniforms and equipment. Street Soccer Tulsa currently practices at Veteran’s Park in Tulsa on Friday afternoons, is playing indoors at SoccerCity and when it gets warmer the group will be practicing sometimes at TSC Hurricane’s All-Star Training Center. The team will participate in a recreational league in January of 2012 and is excited to particiate in their first Street Soccet USA Cup in 2012!