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East Los Angeles soccer club: Elite playing opportunities for underserved student-athletes with a focus on academic and leadership growth
by Haswell, Michael P., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 121; 10239744
Abstract (Summary)

This capstone project lays the groundwork for launching a non-profit soccer club in East Los Angeles focused on using soccer as the motivation to develop student athletes academically and as leaders in their school, home, and community. There is a need for sport opportunities in underserved neighborhoods, many benefits that being a part of a sports team can have, and sports development programs currently operating that are doing it well. Elite youth soccer in the United States is available only to those with money and parental support. East Los Angeles is barren of any such opportunity with poor local fields, gang violence, single-family homes, less than ten percent of residents with a bachelors degree, and roughly one-third below the poverty line. This club will work to overcome these obstacles by providing opportunity for elite soccer, mentoring, and tutoring in a safe, fun, and respectful environment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Vargas, Tiffanye
Commitee: Galvan, Christine, Lopez, Pernille
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Kinesiology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Sports Management, Physical education, Kinesiology
Keywords: East Los Angeles, Mentoring, Nonprofit organizations, Soccer, Sports development programs, Tutoring
Publication Number: 10239744
ISBN: 978-1-369-44023-2
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