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Innovate to Grow




In 2019 Colorado Soccer Association was awarded a grant through the US Soccer

Innovate to Grow Fund. The Innovate to Grow Fund was established in 2017 to help

U.S. Soccer member organizations launch new and innovative programs to grow

participation in their markets. In order to be considered for grant funding, members’

proposed programs were required to meet certain criteria as part of a comprehensive

application process, including:


  • • The program must be new and different from current efforts.

  • • The program must demonstrate capability to grow participation.

  • • The program must demonstrate potential to scale in other markets.

  • • The program must align with U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives.

  • • The member must also be financially invested in the program. 


  • This grant has allowed us to purchase a mobile soccer pitch to participate in

community events in Urban and Underserved areas of our state. At these

events we are able to introduce the community members present, affordable

opportunities for their children to become involved in the game through our

programs and those of our member organizations. All done while the children

enjoy the freedom to enjoy the game on the pitch.


If you would like to be part of this initiative please contact:

Sean Layfield – 



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