From back yard to Bay Area: inclusive soccer for typical kids, and those with special needs.

We began E-Soccer in April 2000 at a small park in Foster City with just a few friends and a handful of kids. My two sons have special needs, and I thought they would benefit from learning the game of soccer while building friendships with other children.

What we didn’t expect was that over the next decade, E-Soccer would develop into an all-volunteer, inclusive soccer program that serves hundreds of kids with and without special needs in the Bay Area and around the world.

E-Soccer is dedicated to empowering both typical and special needs children of all abilities to reach their full athletic and social potential. E-Soccer’s inclusion methodology promotes leadership as well as social, character, and athletic development for each child in an individualized manner. I was fortunate enough to receive the Jefferson Award and a Congressional Citation, in recognition of my service.

E-Soccer Partners With San Jose Earthquakes

Russ Ewell and Dave Kaval (President of the Earthquakes)
Russ Ewell with Chris Wondolowski (Earthquakes team captain and Team USA for 2014 World Cup)