Price of Isolation

The prevalence of children with special health care needs has significantly increased in the last decade. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 14.6 million children in America under the age of 18 have a special health…

Tips for Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

Growing up with a brother with special needs is, for lack of a better term, a unique experience. The best way to explain growing up in a home with special needs is that it is like a roller coaster. You don’t always know what to expect, and…

What E-Soccer Coaches Want Parents To Know

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie J.T. Stepanek I have had the opportunity of being a coach for the E-Soccer program in Alameda county.  I have seen the program not…

"Inclusion in Action" Freeze Frame

Photo: Kids enjoying a drill at USF E-Hoops in April 2016 "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." --Henry Ford  

Training Spotlight - FC Barcelona's "Rondo" Passing Drill

At E-Soccer we often start our sessions with the younger kids in a circle passing drill where the kids say their name or the name of another in the circle before passing. We progress by having them name favorite colors, animals, etc. before…

Spotlight Training Drills

Beginning this month at e-sports.org, we will begin posting "spotlight training drills" from one of many elite world soccer clubs (e.g., Barcelona, Manchester United, etc.) or NBA teams. Coming up this week will be one of my favorites used by…
Inclusive sports strategies

Coming Soon!..."Coaching Tip Tuesdays"

We're excited to announce the start of the "Coaching Tip Tuesday" series! Starting on Tuesday, May 10th, we will begin releasing a one-minute video coaching tip every other week here on e-sports.org. Topics such as the "Four E's" of being a…

Why E-Soccer Means So Much To Me

E-Soccer has been a part of my life since I was very young. I have been a volunteer almost every Saturday morning for close to 10 years. Growing up, I saw participating in E-Soccer as an opportunity for me to play soccer and hang out with friends.…