Building Community through Sport

The Lion Soccer Academy

Welcome to our site! 

The Lion Soccer Academy is a 501(c)(3), non-profit charitable organization located in Spartanburg, SC.

The Lion Soccer Academy  was established in the summer of 2015 with the goal of using sport to address the issues impacting our community. We strive to offer an affordable alternative to gang participation and other negative activities while encouraging social interaction, healthy lifestyle, and community integration.

We provide soccer training for boys and girls ages 5-12. We have recreational and advanced programs. Our coaching team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training and fun for the kids and includes members from Colombia, Honduras and Mexico.

Get involved

If you would like to register your child for our soccer program please complete the form below and contact us to schedule an appointment. Our training sessions are Mondays and Fridays at 6 pm. Games are usually on weekends.

Help our cause

We often work with at risk families who are not able to cover the cost of our program but wish to enroll their children. If you would like to help sponsor a child please click on the link below. If you prefer to donate via mail please see our address at the bottom of the page. Any donation is tax-deductible!

Needs and objectives

Below you can find our needs and objectives. We need your support to meet these needs and make these objectives a reality in the near future.

  • Transportation for participants
  • Indoor facility so that we can practice during harsh weather conditions
  • Start a referee academy
  • Volunteers for coaching assistance
  • Build a community center and multi-purpose auditorium
  • Provide assistance to homeless children
  • Build a fitness center for our athletes and to provide low or no cost fitness classes to teens and adults
  • Expand our program to engage adults more in soccer
  • Provide homework assistance for children
  • Provide classes of English as a Second Language to local immigrants
  • Uniform sponsors
 Funding for:
  • Rent of the facilities we currently use
  • Construction of a community center and soccer fields in our property
  • Soccer goals and other training equipment
  • Providing additional training for coaching staff
  • Participation fees for youth leagues
  • Providing more scholarships
  • Investing in outreach to the community and to potential supporters

Please watch this short video of our vision for the community and soccer training center.

get involved

how you can help

Make a donation

If you would like to make a donation please click below. If you prefer to donate via mail please see our address at the bottom of the page. Donations are tax-deductible!


If you would like to volunteer or provide an in-kind donation please click below


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Send us a message

Phone: (864) 325-9345

Physical address: 117 Church Street, Spartanburg SC 29301

Mailing address:  

The Lion Soccer Academy
PO BOX 377
Greer SC 29652

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