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Is Something Different?

Yep, we've changed our name from Soccer without Borders to Folk Football


Why the name change? 

It felt to us that Soccer without Borders promoted a white savior mentality. Folk pertains to the relationship between people, their traditions, and their community, which is what we are all about. It's equally as critical that children in the US understand things have more than one name, and there is no dominant language. Soccer and Football are one and the same. 


What's new?

We have a new logo, new flyers, and new Facebook Community Page  where we can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get weather and attendance updates. You still have the option to e-mail or call if you have Nami's number. 


Participation Ages and Times

After our previous meetup, we are asking everybody of all ages to join us from 3pm-5pm. This way we can open and close the community together. 

In order to keep things fair and fun, we invite children ages 10 and up to participate with the younger ages, or they may volunteer to coach under the supervision of Nana. Once we have at least a group of 10 participants in this age bracket sign up in advance and commit to regular attendance, they will also receive custom coaching. If your child is age 10 or up and will be committing to regular attendance, please send us an email with their information so we can start building the list. 

About Folk Football

Folk Football is a no-cost, non-competitive soccer club for Boulder area participants, particularly people who are under-served by existing sports programs. We also integrate storytelling, world geography, music, and  global language skills at each meetup


Why Soccer?

Soccer, or football as it's known worldwide, heals communities in conflict and can encourage pro-social behavior in individuals. We've swapped competition for cooperation, so our children need to learn to resolve conflict, root for their peers, and develop respect for each others' physical and emotional needs.  We use sports as a vehicle to bring together children who have "difference," in common, thus fostering positive youth identity.

 

Skill Building and Opportunity for All

The annual cost to join a competitive league in Boulder County averages $1700. We're fortunate to live in an area with talented coaches and eager, active participants, but the cost and cultural erasure of formal leagues present systemic barriers to participation. Though we're a no-cost group, our children will still receive high-quality training. Our coach, Nana Boakye, who is of Ghanaian descent, is a personal trainer, former professional footballer, and an experienced youth coach in Boulder. He’s especially skilled at boosting the self-confidence of children by meeting them where they are physically and emotionally. We will be raising scholarship funds for children who show an interest in the pursuit of professional soccer programs as they grow and develop. 


It's a great honor to bring this program to Boulder!  Scroll down for 2018-2019 schedule

THANK YOU

An extra special word of gratitude to 

Project Local Community 

for helping fund this effort with the

Project Loco Grant 

 And deep gratitude for the support of 

Boulder SURJ and the nearly 100 individuals who helped us raise funds 

2018-2019 Soccer Schedule

All meetups are from 3pm-5pm

Ages 0-5: 3-4pm

Ages 6-9: 4-5pm

Ages 10 and up 5-6pm

Sat

Sept 8

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder

Sat

Oct 20

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder

Sat

Oct 27

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder

Sat

Nov 10

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

Dec 1

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

Jan 5

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

Jan 19

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

Feb 9

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

Feb 23

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

March 9

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

March 23

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

April 13

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

April 27

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

May 11

Sports Performance Center

555 Aspen Ridge Dr, Unit F, Lafayette

Sat

May 25

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder

Sat

June 8

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder

Sat

June 22

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder

Sat

July 13

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder

Sat

July 27

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder

Sat

August 10

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder

Sat

August 24

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder

Sat

Sept 7

Columbine Park

2202 Glenwood Drive, Boulder