NDG Lions

Soccer for everyone

For the past three years, NDG Soccer has been running the NDG Lions program for children aged seven to 12, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program's motto is to offer "soccer for everyone." 

Participants in the summer soccer program get individualized attention, with one to two kids per coach, depending on the turnout. The group meets on Wednesdays and Sundays, from June through August. 

Unlike other types of soccer practice, the NDG Lions work on specific skills based on athletes' performance, which is evaluated in the first session. Coaches group children together based on their specific skills. For example, if a participant is good at running, they will be placed with other children who are also good at running and run at a similar pace.