Street Soccer USA competed in National Cup with Fair Trade Soccer Balls, provided by Berkeley-based Senda Athletics.
The 6th Annual Street Soccer USA National Cup took place at the San Francisco Civic Center August 15th and 16th of this year, with a total of 22 soccer teams composed of homeless men and women from 16 cities. Street Soccer USA operates programs within these cities, training homeless youth and adults year-round in preparation for the event. Street Soccer USA, a national non-profit, is committed to utilizing sweatshop-free Fair Trade Certified soccer balls.
We’re back again, folks! This is the third part of our blog series in which we investigate that wonderful game of futsal. Today we’re going to talk about futsal positions. If you’re the sort of person who learns best with visual aids, then check out Ryan’s video below. He uses a whiteboard and magnets to diagram what I will write about.
I was both thrilled and humbled to be invited to participate in a UNICEF USA Panel “Addressing Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains”. This opportunity enabled myself and others to learn how various organizations are creating more fair supply chains and working to eliminate human trafficking, forced labor, and worker’s abuse.
Ben & Jerry’s custom ice cream serving Tesla and Senda’s giant “Made to Matter” ball supporting each other in the fight towards social change.
Ice cream and Soccer. Both great on their own, and unbelievably perfect together. Add in a side of FREE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream served out of a custom Tesla and sprinkle in some freebies and social change, and you got yourself an uniquely fun and progressive day only a UC Berkeley student edging towards summer break can day-dream of.
This past Sunday, Senda and Soccer Without Borders (SWB) partnered up to bring the Oakland community the annual Small Goals, Big Change soccer tournament. It’s always a pleasure to work with an organization that provides educational and playing opportunities to under-served youth and shine a light on the unsung heroes of soccer: community builders. The tournament was an event that allowed soccer to do what it does best—bring members of the community together. SWB operates on FIVE basic principles that allow disadvantaged and immigrant youth of local communities to thrive through the beautiful game, and these principles were visible throughout the entire day.
“Using Soccer As A Vehicle For Positive Change.” – Soccer Without Borders
At Senda, one of the things we enjoyed the most is to hear stories from Senda Ambassadors, and share their passion for the beautiful game, Fair Trade, and suing soccer as a vehicle for change. They often times send us their reflections on the trip, and we want to share the latest one, from our latest ambassador in Brazil: Juliano.
Come swing by our offices in Downtown Berkeley! We are located at 2130 Center Street, Suite 10, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Pick up one of our Fair Trade soccer balls in person or try on some apparel in our new showroom. We’ve got a foosball table as well! Everyone’s always welcome (within business hours of course…)!
Don’t miss out on your chance to play with that Senda Fair Trade soccer ball before purchasing it. This is also a perfect opportunity to come meet some members of our amazing Senda Team! See you in Berkeley!
It’s that time again! Did you miss us? Well, in any case, welcome to the fourth installment of our blog series in which we seek to unravel that glorious game called futsal. This week we’re discussing formations – you know – those crazy squiggles and shapes that you would barely pay attention to when your coach would diagram them on a whiteboard. Yeah, those things. Well, in this week’s post and related video, we promise not to bore you. Ryan makes formations and tactics actually exciting! So watch the video below to see him in action.