DEVENIO

Spring & Fall Seasons

DEVENIO SOCCER

A soccer league for youth & adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

BUILDING A COMMUNITY IN WHICH EVERYONE'S VALUE IS RECOGNIZED

A soccer league for kids with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

 

Devenio Soccer Club is driven by the belief that ALL children, those with and without disabilities, need a place to belong- something to be a part of.  These kids are given the opportunity to find their niche and to ultimately flourish with practice, competition, and friendship with teammates.  Going to a class or taking a clinic is not the same as being on a team. Fun Bunch was our first program serving youth ages 5+ and is built on the foundation of teamwork; it is a team of soccer players who happen to have developmental differences.  Identifying with your peers and teammates is a powerful thing in regards to the development of a child.  We all know this, and it is time for children with differences to have that same opportunity. Devenio Soccer now serves both youth and teens and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

TEAMS

Devenio Soccer offers a Spring and Fall season, each lasting eight weeks. Check out our current locations and teams below, and either register your player or contact us for more information. Also consider joining Devenio’s mailing list to receive the most up to date program additions and news!

YOUTH TEAM, Montgomery County

Fun Bunch Soccer, Bethesda

Little Flower School, Bethesda, MD | 9am Saturdays

 

This is the flagship location for Fun Bunch Soccer and has been growing since 2011.  The Fun Bunch program is for players with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities and is designed to teach players the basic skills and understanding of the game of soccer.  One to one volunteer buddies are available to support the fun and positive experience of each individual player as needed. Players range from 5-12/13 years of age and are grouped based on age and ability for practice sessions.

REGISTER A PLAYER

TEEN/ADULT TEAM, Montgomery County

OPH Team, Bethesda

Little Flower School | 10am Saturdays

 

The Devenio Soccer Club is a growing league for teen and adult players with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities.  It is designed to allow players the opportunity to play on a team with their peers and to enjoy both the competitive aspect of the game of soccer, as well as the social, emotional and developmental opportunities of being on a team. Players range from 14- 21+ years of age. Individual teams consist of a total of 16-18 players.  OPH Team is sponsored by Original Pancake House in Bethesda, MD.

REGISTER A PLAYER

YOUTH TEAM, Montgomery County

Fun Bunch Soccer, Germantown

Maryland Soccerplex, Germantown, MD | 12noon Sundays

 

The Fun Bunch program is for players with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities and is designed to teach players the basic skills and understanding of the game of soccer.  One to one volunteer buddies are available to support the fun and positive experience of each individual player as needed. Players range from 5-12/13 years of age and are grouped based on age and ability for practice sessions.

REGISTER A PLAYER

TEEN/ADULT TEAM, Montgomery County

BSC Team, Germantown

Maryland Soccerplex, Germantown, MD | 12noon Sundays

 

The Devenio Soccer Club is a growing league for teen and adult players with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities.  It is designed to allow players the opportunity to play on a team with their peers and to enjoy both the competitive aspect of the game of soccer, as well as the social, emotional and developmental opportunities of being on a team. Players range from 14- 21+ years of age. Individual teams consist of a total of 16-18 players.  BSC Team is sponsored by Bethesda Soccer Club.

REGISTER A PLAYER

YOUTH TEAM, Prince George’s County

Fun Bunch Soccer

Upper Marlboro Community Center, Upper Marlboro, MD | 9am Saturdays

 

The Fun Bunch program is for players with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities and is designed to teach players the basic skills and understanding of the game of soccer.  One to one volunteer buddies are available to support the fun and positive experience of each individual player as needed. Players range from 5-12/13 years of age and are grouped based on age and ability for practice sessions.

REGISTER A PLAYER

TEEN/ADULT TEAM, Prince George’s County

FSC, Upper Marlboro, MD

Upper Marlboro Community Center, Upper Marlboro, MD | 9am Saturdays

 

The Devenio Soccer Club is a growing league for teen and adult players with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities.  It is designed to allow players the opportunity to play on a team with their peers and to enjoy both the competitive aspect of the game of soccer, as well as the social, emotional and developmental opportunities of being on a team. Players range from 14- 21+ years of age. Individual teams consist of a total of 16-18 players.  FSC Team is sponsored by Future Soccer Club.

REGISTER A PLAYER

VOLUNTEERS

An important piece of the Youth Fun Bunch Soccer Program is our volunteers!  Due to the needs of our players, some may require a little extra support and guidance to participate in the sessions and games.  Not only is it a great opportunity for the players to learn from their typical peers, but it also offers our volunteers valuable experiences about differences, overcoming challenges and what it means to “see one’s ability.”

 

Devenio offers volunteer training sessions prior to each season as well as a library of videos to learn best practices for understanding and learning how to work with individuals with cognitive, physical and developmental disabilities.   We believe we can learn from each other to build an inspired community together!

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ADVISORS

Brian Wiese, Georgetown Men's Head Soccer Coach

Brian Weise

 

"Soccer is a sport that builds so many skills and abilities, and brings people of all kinds together. Fun Bunch taps into those values, which I believe are unique to our sport, and that's why I love being part of it. It's been a wonderful experience for me, my kids and their friends, because the soccer pitch is where we all find common ground."

 

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James Davin, Executive Director and founding member Player Progression Academy (PPA).

Jamie Davin

 

"As a lifelong player and now coach, soccer has always been my passion. Working with soccer players with special needs in high school gave me an introduction to how sports can positively impact all players, and I'm excited to help Fun Bunch further their mission."

 

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Matthew Curran, Special Educator MCPS and MSI Coach.

Matthew Curran

 

"I feel fortunate to be on the Fun Bunch team.  Helping children understand that they can be more and do more than they realize is important to me.  Fun Bunch achieves this every time they step on the field."

 

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PARTNERS

PARTNERS FUN BUNCH & DEVENIO SOCCER PARTNERS

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller

 

Together, with the support of our partner, we are able to serve over one hundred and twenty-five players with cognitive and developmental disabilities, and over ninety student volunteers.  Together, we create change.

 

Interested in sponsoring or becoming a partner of Devenio Soccer?  Please email admin@devenio.org

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Devenio, inc., 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1445, Bethesda, MD

301 704 1572

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