Community Benefits

MVLA Soccer Club has always been a pillar in the community.  Over the past years, MVLA has been providing opportunity for players of all ages, by offering financial aid and programs to the community. With over 1,000 players and hundreds of volunteers, MVLA is a community of families, parents and players who are More than a Club. 

Vibrant in the desire to nurture our children's love of soccer, MVLA brings together families from across the area.  Fueled by this shared interest, we have a community that encourages, develops and celebrates soccer skills, teamwork and the positive environment we create together.  From food to toys and pajama drives, to outreach to support organizations that bring soccer to those with less opportunity across the area and the world, MVLA Soccer Club is about more than soccer-- a place to develop life-long skills, on and off the field.  Our coaches encourage players to be their best, on the field, in the classroom and as sons, daughters, siblings and more.

Over the past several years, individual teams have demonstrated their community spirit through stuffed animal drives at Christmas, gear drives for those in need and more.  For ideas about community programming or outreach, feel free to email our Board Community Coordinator.

Member Benefits

In addition to joining a vibrant community of families and players, MVLA has also arranged a variety of discounts for MVLA families.  

You can also take advantage of these no-extra-cost resources to help parents, players and your player's team:

  • End Bullying & Abuse In Sports Summit starting online Monday 2/5
  • Mindfulness Workshops in Mountain View many dates in March & April
  • Soccer Parenting Association now and ongoing

End Bullying & Abuse In Sports Summit
starts online on Monday 2/5

https://gotimelearning.com/end-bully-stop-abuse-in-sports-summit/

Once you sign up, starting Monday morning 2/5 you’ll receive an email at 6am with the link to the day’s interviews that will be available for you to watch some time over the next 30 hours.  You’ll receive an email with the day’s link for each day of the summit. 

Organized by Jennifer Fraser, PhD author of Teaching Bullies: Zero Tolerance on the Court or in the Classroom  (twitter: @teachingbullies, facebook.com/Teaching Bullies, www.jennifer-fraser.com) Amazing international speakers – see the list.  With the objective of keeping 10 of 10 kids playing sports such as soccer, we have to figure out why 7 of 10 kids quit by age 13.  We can change!

Cutting-edge, rigorous research shows that 13 to 25 year-olds are experiencing intense brain development which makes them highly susceptible to their environment.  MRI scans confirm fifty years of psychological research that emotional abuse (adults bullying kids) does not improve their athleticism, team bonding, or winning. What it does do is harm their brains.  Let’s make sports safe, healthy and fair.  Let’s see athletes as humans, not objects.  Learn about the power of sports to save kids.

 

Mindfulness Workshops in Mountain View

MissionBe http://missionbe.org/ won a grant from http://www.inspiremv.org/winners/ organized by the Los Altos Community Foundation and is conducting mindfulness training at several Mountain View and Los Altos K-12 schools as well as workshops in the community.

Learn about the neuroscience of mindfulness and experience guided mindfulness techniques which can be practiced daily.  Join Mission Be at any of these free introductory workshops, please note they are not a series.  It’s a wonderful, refershing experience!  You’ll be grateful that you tried it.

Monday, March 5th, 7-8:30 pm, at the MC, 400 Grant R, Mountain View  

Monday, March 12th, 7-8:30 pm, bode Historic Cente, 57 Moffett Blvd, ountain View   

Tuesday, March 20th, 7-8:30 pm at ingularity Universit, NASA Campus, Mountain View    

Thursday, March 22nd, 1-2 pm, at he Senior Cente, 66 Escuela Ave, MV (Seniors only)    

Monday, March 26th, 7-8:30 pm at ealth I, 2513 Charleston Rd #102,  Mountain View   

Tuesday April 3rd, time TBD at East West Bookshop 324 Castro Street, Mountain View

Monday, April 9th, 7:30- 9:00 pm at the MC, 400 Grant R, Mountain View   

To register go to: www.missionbe.org/events  

What can mindfulness do for students?

  • Reduced Stress: Improved ability to manage stress
  • Increased Focus: Improved ability to pay attention, focus and concentrate
  • Improved Emotion Regulation: Reduced impulsiveness, improved child behavior (rowdiness, suspensions, expulsions)
  •  Increased Emotional Intelligence: Improved conflict resolution skills
  •  Increased Empathy and Respect: Increased empathy and understanding of others
  •  Increased Resilience: Increased capacity to overcome challenges
  • Improved Physical Well-being: Increased engagement in physical activity
  • Improved Creativity & Collaboration: Improved expression of creative arts.

 

Soccer Parenting

Your one-stop resource of constantly expanding information for educating, engaging and supporting Soccer parents like you….so your child will thrive!

MySoccerParenting.com gives you access to all the content: member-only blog articles, video interviews, webinars, ebooks, on-line courses and more! The Six-Pillars of Soccer Parenting guide the information that is distributed via SoccerParenting: the Body, Mind, Game, Parent, Coach and Next Level.

MySoccerParenting.com is elevating the game by engaging and educating soccer parents like you!

As a benefit, MVLA has arranged for a membership in Soccer Parenting for all members of the MVLA Community.  We hope you take advantage of this membership to learn more about the game of soccer and to hear from youth soccer experts from around the world.  "The Soccer Parenting Association aims to enhance every child's youth soccer experience by engaging, educating, supporting and advocating for parents."

Founded by Skye Eddy Bruce, a former Collegiate and Youth All-American, Professional Player, Collegiate and Youth Coach and Camp Director, .

All MVLA members receive membership (no cost) in MySoccerParenting.  Create your login here http://mysoccerparenting.com/checkout/?product_id=8131