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#My-Exceptional-Story: Nicholas Motamed

At a young age, Nicholas’s exposure to E-Sports has taught him to have passion for the special needs community, and social inclusion. Nicholas initially joined E-Soccer as a participant, in order to make friends. Growing up on the Autistic…
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The Role of A Head Coach

The role of the head coach is to oversee the E-Soccer session for one age group. They create weekly agendas, lead the sessions, mentor assistant coaches, oversee progress reports, attend coaching trainings, and foster inclusive environments. …

#My-Exceptional-Story: Neo Marcos

Going into sophomore year of High School, Neo has a unique drive and motivation to contribute to his community. Through E-Karate, Neo has been able to grow as a martial artist, and have impact on children who participate in the class. E-Karate…

5 Steps To Emotionally Include Someone

Whether it be in a conversation, at the office, or at school, it is important to work towards emotionally including everybody. While this can seem daunting and challenging, it is completely worth it. Here are the 5 steps to take to emotionally…

#My-Exceptional-Story: Victoria Sagers

Toes pointed, fingers curved, eyes twinkling, Victoria Sagers guides the group through the warm ups and choreography. It’s been a year and a half since she helped start E-Dance, an inclusive program where kids with and without special needs…

#My-Exceptional-Story: Shawn Wilson

Shawn Wilson, incoming college freshmen at Santa Clara University, values the diverse perspectives that he can learn from inclusive communities. As a kid Wilson was a part of E-Soccer, an inclusive soccer program where kids and coaches of all…

#My-Exceptional-Story: Larry Larkin

Six-year-old Larry Larkin came to E-Soccer when it first started in the year 2000, and has come every season since. Larkin came to E-Soccer to experience the inclusive environment as a player. Being on the autistic spectrum, Larkin enjoyed the…

"This Is Me" An Origin Story of How E-Soccer Began

This podcast episode tells the story of E-Soccer and the origins of what would become E-Sports (E-Karate, E-Hoops, E-Fitness, E-Dance, & E-soccer) This is Me podcast is a reference and inspired by the song from The Greatest Showman, framing…
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Golden State Warriors - "E-Hoops Showcased in Primetime!"

Friday, March 16th was a night to remember for over 110 E-Hoops parents, kids, and coaches from E-Hoops programs around the Bay Area. The Warriors hosted the Sacramento Kings for their now annual "Special Needs Family Appreciation Night". The…
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E-Sports and Children's Physical, Cognitive and Social Dimensions of Health

I have been coming to E-Soccer consistently for at least four years. I do it because I know that the program is a unique way to guide children in their development and to the amazing people they are meant to become. I am a recent graduate with…