Spring & Fall Seasons
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.
Devenio Soccer offers a Spring and Fall season, each lasting eight weeks. Contact us to either register your player or get more information. Also consider joining Devenio’s mailing list to receive the most up to date program additions and news!
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!
Brian Wiese, Georgetown Men's Head Soccer Coach
“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.”
James Davin, Executive Director and founding member Player Progression Academy (PPA).
“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.”
Matthew Curran, Special Educator MCPS and MSI Coach.
“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.”
“I love Devenio Soccer. I am able to fit in here.” -Devenio Soccer Player
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 firstname.lastname@example.org