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WE ARE

BOXWOOD SOCCER

Our free program is designed to benefit your child and your family. By signing up, you can give your child the chance to participate in an exciting and enriching activity, regardless of your financial situation.

We know many things can bring people together, so our program is more than just a soccer team—we get something new to the community.

Our coaches and volunteers build strong support systems with the players. Systems built on trust, respect, and dedication. We also expect the same from family members and players, who must commit to their teams and attend each practice and game on time throughout the entire season.

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BOXWOOD SOCCER

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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With only two experienced players, U10 showcased incredible determination and skill, finishing the regular season in an impressive 3rd place out of 20 teams. Their remarkable journey culminated in a thrilling semifinal appearance, where they narrowly missed the finals by just one goal.

U10 THUNDER 2024

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THE BEGINNING OF

BOXWOOD SOCCER

The soccer team started with Greg Herring, the founder of East Carver Heights CDC, talking to Columbus Parks and Recreation about his desire to start a soccer team in a declining socioeconomic neighborhood. He received several recommendations. However, once he saw the Boxwood soccer field, there was no need to look any further. So, his next step was to find soccer players. Not familiar with the neighborhood, he did not have a recruitment plan, so he showed up at the soccer field and started kicking the ball around, and of course, eventually, the kids showed up.

Soccer was new to the children in the neighborhood, but Greg was blessed to have a team of volunteers willing to put in the hard work. They are members of the Columbus Youth Soccer Association. The kids are grouped into six teams:

  • Lightning (U8)

  • Thunder (U10)

  • Breeze (U10)-- added in Spring 2024 

  • Storm (U12)-- 2022 GA Rec Cup Champions   

  • Tsunamis (U14)-- 2022 and 2023 GA Rec Cup Champions 

  • Hurricanes (U16)

The teams have definitely made a name for themselves in Columbus soccer. Soccer has opened doors for many of the players. Once they graduate from U14, many of them are invited to play on other teams. However, in August of 2023, we added U16 to our program to bring bigger and brighter opportunities to our players.

Soccer has been a way to teach players social skills, keep them on track academically, and dream about the future.

The Boxwood Soccer Club is a true force of nature!

MEET THE TEAMS

Storms, Thunder, Lightning, Tsunamis, and Hurricanes sound like weather advisory warnings. Along with the addition of our cool Breeze. However, they are the names of the teams that represent the East Carver Heights neighborhood.

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6-7 YEARS OLD

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8-9 YEARS OLD

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12-13 YEARS OLD

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8-9 YEARS OLD

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10-11 YEARS OLD

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14-18 YEARS OLD

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If you are a parent who is interested in signing up your child for a soccer program, don't hesitate to take advantage of this opportunity. Soccer can help your child build physical and mental skills, make new friends, and develop a sense of teamwork and community.

Remember, this free program is designed to benefit your child and your family. By signing up, you can give your child the chance to participate in an exciting and enriching activity, regardless of your financial situation. So take advantage of this opportunity and sign up your child for the soccer program today!

 

REGISTER YOUR CHILD
TODAY

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