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Ms. Wilson from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soccer Without Soccer Balls

My students need soccer balls, cones, and a new bag to carry pinnies.

  • $955 goal

This project expired on January 4, 2015.

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My Students

Imagine starting soccer practice on the first day of the season and seeing 40 girls eager to play soccer, but you only have five soccer balls. Practicing ball skills became a slow and arduous process as each player had to stand and watch as they shared with a group of 8 other girls.

My students are incredibly hard working girls and boys who are eager to learn the sport of soccer.

Some of them are incredibly talented and some have never played a day in their lives, but all are passionate about learning the game and being a part of the team. Our school is located on the south side of Chicago in project housing where almost all of my students struggle to pay for the equipment necessary to play. I spend most of my soccer pay on shoes, shin guards, and socks for my players, and cannot afford the additional materials needed to continue their growth as players. When I started teaching here, the girls team was in 2nd division and has since moved to 1st division the last two years. I want to ensure my students maintain this success and gain the confidence they need for the future.

My Project

The soccer balls will be used to improve dribbling, turning, stopping, shooting, passing, and other ball handling skills. The cones will be used to facilitate the growth of the skills mentioned above as I will use them to set up drills and mark of the field. Currently, our "field" doesn't get painted unless I paint it myself with paint that I pay for. The cones would save me time and money to use as markers instead of frequently repainting the lines. I dream of a day where each of my players can have their own soccer ball to use at practice and cones to set up for drills so the players can experience a soccer practice like I had growing up.

Learning to play a sport like soccer is impossible without a ball to repeatedly use on your own to practice with.

You cannot learn a sport by watching. Receiving these materials would allow my students to learn the game much quicker and on a different level than they have ever experienced.

Ms. Wilson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brine® Voracity Soccer Ball - Black/White • Nasco $22.19 30 $665.70
Saucer Field Cones - 48 Cones • Nasco $22.73 1 $22.73
Canvas Bottom Mesh Bag - Green • Nasco $8.96 1 $8.96
Saucer Field Cone Carrier • Nasco $3.15 1 $3.15

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