PDA Urban Initiative

Fields of Dreams

PDA Urban Initiative

PDA Urban Initiative/ Fields of Dreams

 

Bringing the Fields to the Streets

The Urban Initiative was created by the Players Development Academy (PDA) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The PDA recognizes that most participation in organized soccer within  the United States is among children who are socioeconomically advantaged. The Urban Initiative strives to bring soccer to children who would otherwise be unable to  access the sport. More players create more possibilities for the children and for the game of soccer in the US.

Bringing the Game to the Players

The goal of the Urban Initiative is to provide premier soccer turf facilities and coaching to children living in underserved urban communities throughout the state of NJ and across the nation.

Change the Game

More Fields. More players. More possibilities...

Creating infrastructure for change. Benefiting the players and the sport.

The Urban Initiative will provide more athletes the tools necessary to develop their skills in soccer. The Urban Initiative will ultimately change the landscape of soccer in the US by creating greater socioeconomic diversity on the field.

BENEFITS TO CHILDREN
Increased physical & mental wellbeing

Academic advancement through college scholarships—break the poverty cycle through education

Positive socialization / Distraction from negative influencers

Habit-forming outlet for athletic pursuit

Reduce rates of childhood obesity

BENEFITS TO US SOCCER

Increased diversity and inclusion
Futsal improves skill levels
Discover elite players
Creates winning mentality
Allows for creativity
Increased peer accountability

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Sponsors

Top Corner Sports

Top Corner Sports

Nike Football

JAG ONE

JAG ONE

Ewing Sports

Total Global Sports

Total Global Sports

Anthony Travel

LineMark International

Scouting Zone

Affiliates

United States Soccer Federation

NPL

US Club

ROMA

US Soccer Development Academy

US Youth Soccer Region I

NJYS

EFSL

US Youth Soccer

Elite Clubs National League

Athlete Development Institute

Athlete Development Institute