"We are extremely proud to offer our GOALS summer soccer camps to kids that might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn and play in such a fun, pressure-free environment. In 2011 more than 5,000 kids came to our GOALS clinics across the state and we are looking to bring the game to even more young players in 2012..."
Loy Urbina, State Coach and GOALS Director
Loy Urbina has had a rich experience as a youth soccer Coach and Coaching Instructor. A member of the New Jersey Youth Soccer Association for many years, Loy was an important part of the instructional staff and the ODP staff. His club coaching experience in New Jersey was with Match Fit FC and Pittsgrove Premier Futbol. Loy is a Region I ODP Staff coach and in 2011 will be the Head Coach of the Mass Youth Soccer ODP Under 13 (1998) Girls' teams. He holds the USSF “A” License, the USSF National Youth License, the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, the NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma and the KNVB (Royal Netherlands Football Association) International Diploma. As a Foreign Language teacher in New Jersey for 20 years, he coached Girls and Boys High School Varsity soccer. Loy has a Master of Education Degree in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College.
Email Loy at LUrbina@mayouthsoccer.org
The Massachusetts Youth Soccer GOALS Program has been developed to provide a rewarding athletic and life experience to inner-city children throughout Massachusetts. Not only do our GOALS kids learn about the game of soccer, but they also have a tremendous opportunity to learn valuable life lessons they will carry with them long after they leave the soccer field. They develop lasting friendships, learn leadership skills, teamwork, trust, self-confidence and a sense of commitment all while playing in a fun and competitive environment.
Our GOALS Program is also designed to provide our young players with role models to serve as positive and motivating influences in their lives. Massachusetts Youth Soccer hires and trains college students, many of whom are studying to become teachers or counselors, to coach our players. Our GOALS Program has been widely successful in teaching and motivating our young players life skills and presenting positive role models in their lives.
The Goals Camps run from June through August. During the summer of 2011, the GOALS Program partnered with various Boys & Girls Clubs, Recreational and Community Centers and YMCAs to provide GOALS Camps at NO COST to the players. Mass Youth Soccer and its partners provide all of the coaches, soccer balls and equipment to run each Camp. We organized camps in Boston, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Dorchester, Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, New Bedford, Revere, Roxbury, Somerville, Springfield, West Roxbury and Worcester, serving over 3,600 players at these inner-city sites. We hope to provide opportunities to many more children each year.
If you or your organization are interested in bringing the Massachusetts Youth Soccer GOALS Program to your neighborhood, please contact State Coach and Director of GOALS, Loy Urbina at LUrbina@mayouthsoccer.org. If you or you company or organization are interested in helping in any way to bring the SCORES Program and the game of soccer to even more deserving kids, please contact Massachusetts Youth Soccer Executive Director, Mike Singleton at MSingleton@mayouthsoccer.org