Soccer in Florence-Graham

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At Goals Soccer Centers, athletes of all ages try their hand—or rather foot—at the world’s most popular sport during league and open play. Eleven artificial-turf fields accommodate five-a-side teams for fast-paced outdoor games. Rebound walls enclose pitches, inviting players to bang balls off them for tricky passing, and netting keeps all spherical objects from flying out of bounds. In between matches, teammates refuel at the onsite restaurant or relax in a lounge equipped with TV and free WiFi. Complete with showers, tidy locker rooms also give footballers ample space to dress and clean up before and after contests.

9599 Pinehurst Ave
South Gate,
CA
US

Though the Los Angeles Blues are firmly attached to California, they celebrated their inaugural season like any newlyweds would: they headed to the Caribbean. In the team's first official weekend of play, it earned back-to-back wins over Sevilla Puerto Rico and Antigua Barracuda on their home turfs. Winning became a theme for the Blues that season, as they surged to the playoffs in the nascent USL Pro League. Since those early triumphs, the Blues have expanded beyond play in the USL Pro, taking on teams from other leagues during the annual U.S. Open Cup, participating in international exhibitions, and constantly fending off squirrels trying to steal the game balls for their acorn hoards.

3122 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US

A staff of seasoned coaches presides over the pitch at Los Angeles Soccer Academy, teaching aspiring strikers the fundamentals of the game with a comprehensive and well-rounded developmental strategy. The USSF-licensed instructors strive to foster technical ball-control skills with the aim of instilling confidence in players to handle the pressures of the game, such as an oncoming defender or a territorial tuft of grass. After achieving comfort with the ball, pupils will be more adept at executing team-oriented strategies, such as retaining the right shape in their formation, improvising with fellow teammates, and visualizing and executing the right plays. The academy drives home its developmental strategies with drills that emphasize the possession-first philosophies of Spain, the fruitful four-on-four groundwork of Holland, and the soft-cheese-fueled training regimes of southern France. Though it is involved with competitive leagues, the academy offers camps and clinics for players of all abilities.

2551 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Throughout Los Angeles, children as young as 2 are honing coordination, social skills, and other life essentials in Super Soccer Stars LA's kid-friendly camps. Each age-specific session is based on curricula designed by both soccer experts and early childhood and behavioral specialists in order to grant little ones with a fun and well-rounded experience in each drill they run and game they play. From dribbling and passing to more general principles such as teamwork, campers will learn skills that will help them succeed beyond the soccer field in the classroom, on the playground, and in the ball-kicking portion of state standardized tests. At the end of each camp day, children show off their new abilities by competing in a mini World Cup.

5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Established: 2012

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Not offered

Most popular offering: Beach sports leagues for adults and youth

Pro Tip: Come play. Have fun. Socialize!!!

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Q&A with Jamin Dunneback, League Coordinator

What sets your business apart from your competition?

Volitude Sport & Adventure Club has been strategically structured and has partnered with various organizations to provide the ultimate beach experience in support of an active and healthy lifestyle. Collectively, the administration team has been facilitating organized sport and social programs to adults and youth for 10+ years. ... Volitude has shaped an atmosphere where participants of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds can come together to build lasting friendships and escape the pressures or stress connected to their daily routines. There are a variety of activities for those looking for a social pick up game, organized league, or highly competitive tournament.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

Contributing back and playing forward to help strengthen the community.

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?

Teams that return every season!

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Playing sports on the beach and meeting new people!

1 Granada Ave
Long Beach,
CA
US

Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open gym sessions (contact location for schedule).

1222 S Idaho St
La Habra,
CA
US