Kick It is Play for Change’s brand new soccer and education program launched in partnership with the Miami FC and with the support of Italian soccer legend and Head Coach Alessandro Nesta.
Play for Change held its Registration Day for Kick It Miami on Tuesday 30th May in the City of Hialeah. It was a great success, with over 90 children and parents in attendance from across the Hialeah area. Teams, including both boys and mixed gender teams, have began to form, with dozens of kids already signed up.
Kick It, Play for Change's signature soccer programme, provides 45 boys and girls aged 7-12 with over 70 free soccer and education sessions at the Wilde Community Center, which is provided by City of Hialeah Parks and Recreation.
Play for Change is keen to provide unique and exclusive opportunities to children. The free, high quality soccer coaching will be delivered by local soccer academy J10, which was founded by internationally renowned street soccer star Jason Jayzinho Quezada, and the coaches will place an emphasis on teaching discipline and building social skills. We look forward to Alessandro Nesta, Italian soccer legend, Miami FC Head Coach and PFC Ambassador, training local people.
“Soccer, like all sports, is an excellent tool to help children better themselves and we are looking forward to the start of the program,” Alessandro Nesta said.
Kick It Miami aims to help address a variety of issues within marginalized communities, such as high rates of obesity, by encouraging participation in sports and educating children on gender equality, social inclusion, and health and wellbeing.
Carolina Machado, Play for Change US Representative, said: “We hope Kick It Miami will create many new opportunities for young children, while also having a long term positive impact on the community itself.”