Our RAVE Fields, RAVE Camps and Clinics, the RAVE Octagon, and the RAVE One Ball Program are core to our mission. But our mission also includes supporting and collaborating with organizations, groups and programs that use soccer as a vehicle to address our guiding principles:
We teach these life lessons through the game of Soccer, and support other impactful programs that do the same. We are constantly asking, “how can soccer help?”
Soccer players cannot call a timeout but must learn to lead and be led within the game itself
Soccer as a sport requires the utmost commitment to your teammates. The leadership on the field to rally the team comes from amongst its members. Sometimes that leadership is by voice. Sometimes that leadership is by action. Sometimes a new player steps up. Soccer teaches all forms of leadership. Our Leadership Partners use soccer and shared experiences through soccer to build, mentor and inspire young leaders.
The physical demands of soccer require players who are physically, emotionally and mentally fit
Soccer players run, sprint, jump, turn, leap, slide, and kick. The best ones also cover over 10 miles in one 90-minute match. Soccer encourages physical activity and good nutrition. Our Health Partners work through Soccer to show the benefits of being physically fit and active, and provide kids the tools to develop healthy eating habits.
The best soccer players are students of the game and students in all aspects of their life
Soccer teaches teamwork, social skills, sportsmanship, creativity. It teaches the power of letting go of mistakes and the value of hard work. By acquiring these skills, kids feel a sense of pride, confidence and empowerment. Our partners in Empowerment help kids express themselves on and off the field, and ultimately help them become engaged citizens and agents of change in their communities.