ASF is proud to partner with the Texas School for the Deaf in development of a women’s soccer club. The Lady Rangers played their inaugural games in the 2017 spring semester in uniforms donated by the foundation. ASF used funds from the inaugural Austin Soccer Awards Banquet to purchase a pair of goals which will further assist their coaches and players in their training and development.
We are also proud to partner with Verde Leaders and their youth development program for teens in low-income neighborhoods in Austin. Visit Verde Leaders for more info.
ASF’s annual academic scholarship program assists graduating high school seniors from the Austin soccer community with their college education. We believe every participant needs to have an education to prepare them to be contributing members of our community, during and after their soccer careers. The scholarships may be used at any college or university, and are based on need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Award recipients are recognized at the annual Austin Soccer Awards Banquet.
For details, including past recipients, see our Scholarship Page!
ASF is excited to partner with the Austin Independent School District and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders to help refurbish their soccer field. The field is used for practices for middle school and high school teams as well as middle school games. Following completion of this project, we will foster additional opportunities to improve distressed fields and partner with other organizations in the creation of new fields in low-income neighborhoods.
ASF is expanding the pool of available referees by encouraging youth to explore refereeing and removing economic barriers to entry. This grassroots initiative includes an introductory course which prepares students to referee friendly games. Serious candidates are provided with referee gear and encouraged to seek formal training and licensing with partner organizations.