Academic Soccer

The mission of YouthPower365's Academic Soccer program is to increase academic performance utilizing the game of soccer and to build student engagement in school.

Number of participants: 375 students
Ages: 11-13 years | 6th-8th grade
Schools Served: Berry Creek, Eagle Valley and Gypsum Creek Middle Schools; Homestake Peak School and Vail Mountain School
Contact: Bratzo Horruitiner at or 970.748.5983

Academic Soccer is a school year, academic-based middle school program that goes hand-in-hand with after school tutoring. Students are held to high eligibility standards and must successfully complete academic tutoring in order to participate in the athletic component. The league is gender-specific and non-competitive until the final week, which includes a tournament. There are three sessions: spring, fall and winter (indoor). This program is the only opportunity for middle school students to play soccer at the school level.