Kensington Soccer Club Looking For Players and Volunteers
Kensington Soccer Club (KSC) has been around for 6 years and built their volunteer based organization around helping low-income families in Philadelphia communities. They are about to start their fall intramural program and are looking for kids from ages 3-19 to come out and join the teams.
It is an unfortunate truth that many sport programs in our schools can cost a pretty penny, preventing some families from allowing their children to participate. Without sports or extracurricular activities, children are missing out on a sense of belonging, developing team skills or, in some cases, physical activity.
There are copious amounts of benefits that come from physical activity and KSC wants that to be accessible regardless of a family’s financial situation. KSC initiates many programs year round for anyone and everyone. They really push for a bi-lingual atmosphere so that everyone feels welcome and included.
The fall intramural program will consist of two groups: a competitive team and a Saturdays-only group. The competitive team will be for kids who want to be as involved in soccer as they can with the KSC. The requirements include at least two practices during the week and availability on Saturdays to participate in games as well as other fun soccer events scheduled throughout the day.
For the Saturday-only kids, they are more than welcome to join in on the festivities that happen every Saturday from September through November. It is perfect for kids who still want to be a part of the program and learn about soccer, but are unable to commit to the busier schedule.
The coaches and staff are volunteers from surrounding neighborhoods or college students that want to lend a hand. If someone wants to coach and has never done so before, there is training held before the intramural season starts and KSC will make sure volunteers are placed with experienced coaches to begin. There are many coaches placed in each group of children, which is broken down by age and gender.
The volunteer opportunities do not stop with coaches, you can find more ways to help out the KSC here. If you are not interested in volunteering hands-on, it is still possible to donate or sponsor their various programs.
For more info, call or text (267) 850-1332. •