Our Mission. Our Focus. Our Philosophy
Functional Soccer Academy
We live in a world where access to information is unlimited and social media is all-consuming, especially among the youth. There have never been more societal influences that can cause a child to stray and find themselves in a troubled lifestyle. Our opportunity for cultivating and developing children to become successful young men and women has never been more important.
Functional Soccer Academy was created with the mission to assist our youth to find purpose and develop a strong work ethic that can translate into active civic stewardship. Our philosophy and program focuses on using athletics to cultivate Discipline, health awareness and social responsibility, along with developing a “pay-it-forward” mindset to the benefit of others. We strive to unlock every child’s maximum potential through our program, which focuses on the following key components:
- Critical tips and tools for leadership development
- Achieving a well-balanced healthy lifestyle
- Selfless giving and community service
- Achieving sustained discipline, both physically and mentally
FSA was created on behalf of an elite-level Performance facility, Functional Muscle Fitness Inc. (FMF), based in Concord, California, which services three high schools and one local soccer club. This world-class facility consists of high-caliber coaches currently serving numerous youth organizations within our local communities. FSA participants will gain access to community leaders, coaches and educators within the greater Contra Costa County area. All programming will be led by a professional and dedicated coaching staff with over 20+ years of coaching experience.
Today, access to safe, world-class youth sports programs and facilities are vastly limited, especially within underprivileged communities. As a result, children lack the necessary skills and fundamentals to maintain healthy lifestyles and perform at their fullest capabilities. These problems exist within the greater tri-city area (Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek).
FSA will design, provide, and promote an extensive variety of youth athletic and educational opportunities through classes, camps, clinics, league play, tournaments, practices and team training opportunities in various sports for youth within our community. The opportunity to participate in athletics and succeed, through hard work and discipline, becomes our vehicle to inspire greatness in every child.
FSA will utilize the nationally recognized FMF team facility; a safe and high-performance athletic training facility specializing in training national and international sports teams. Each Coach maintains the necessary certifications and meets all required safety requirements.
Learning to train for sports, such as soccer, becomes the vessel we use to teach our youth to become successful in life. We will accomplish our mission by providing youth access to:
- A safe and secure athletic performance environment
- Health and Nutrition Education for healthy lifestyle living
- Coaching and leadership development training
- Teamwork, discipline, community engagement and giving back
- Speed clinics for proper footwork and agility.
- Injury prevention.
- Scholarship and grant opportunities for local communities.
Functional Soccer Academy organization will be funded through a variety of means. Our main source of funding will be delivered through fees for the wide variety of services and programs offered by FSA. Additional funds will be raised through donations, corporate sponsorships, grants and from other non-profit and tax-exempt entities. The funds collected will be utilized to guarantee coverage for the expenses required to provide mentorships, athletic performance training, sport specific training and educational opportunities for underserved youths. Located in the San Francisco East Bay, this is a colossal undertaking that requires a partnership amongst community leaders and businesses to ease both the financial and laborious burden, which will allow us to provide affordable programs to all participants and more scholarship opportunities.
If interested in helping to ensure that FSA can continue to provide opportunities for young athletes, please consider making a donation or engaging in a corporate partnership. Please email FunctionalSoccerAcademy@gmail.com or call 925-689-3631 for more information!
At FSA it is the mission, vision, goal of all FSA Directors that we provide a world-class organization and platform that serves our youth today, especially those who might not otherwise have another means to participate in a for success. Our programs and training are second-to-none, and we look forward to the opportunity of serving your child.