Before/Afterschool Activity – Community Partnerships

America SCORES

Initiative Description: After-school soccer programs with a primary goal of building competencies and overall skills. The program offers soccer, creative writing, and service learning experiences to youth who would otherwise have limited access to extracurricular activities. SCORES uses soccer and writing coaches who are trained with a standard curriculum to lead the SCORES program in the after-school setting. Students spend 2 to 3 days per week in soccer drills or games for up to 2 hours each day.

Study Results: Increased MVPA Minutes

Reference: Madsen, K., Thompson, H., Adkins, A., & Crawford, Y. (2013). School-community partnerships: A cluster-randomized trial of an after-school soccer program. JAMA Pediatrics, 167(4), 321–326.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good