Embracing Differences Through Soccer
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My Yute Soccer

Feature Camp Coming Soon!

Tentatively Scheduled for June 1 - 5, 2020 from 9am to 12pm at Oakland Technical High School 4351 Broadway

My Yute Soccer's vision is enabled through its FREE soccer camps and Teen Mentor program. 

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My Yute Soccer's comprehensive curriculum
is formulated with three simple and
effective parts.

The 'One Love Chip'

This is the foundation and philosophical approach of My Yute.  It’s a method of play that ensures that all children get a chance to participate, and encourages the development of sportsmanship, character and equality.

So... what is One Love Chip?

Small 4 on 4 teams play for 7 minutes. The first team to score stays on the pitch while the other team changes over to the next team. If neither team scores during the timed game, two new fresh teams come on.

Everyone wants the chance to win, to stay on as long as possible.  My Yute gives everyone a chance.


Pass the Ball

Coming from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, the role of the My Yute coaching staff is to “pass the ball."  In order to achieve this, coaches transmit their knowledge and experience to the young campers and mentors.

These coaches use their shared love of the game as a key ingredient of the My Yute success. No matter how they played as children, from scrappy street soccer to organized leagues, each coach has embraced the My Yute methodology as an important way to “pass” on their life experiences.


Complete the Play

Did you know that Pele first used a grapefruit to play soccer?

Or, that a defensive angle is acute?

And, how DOES a steel pan play?

That’s what a camper learns at MYS.  Guest educators, performers, and champion athletes round out the soccer camp each year.


Every year, My Yute Soccer camp takes a little time out of their regular day to host a camp-wide "Sports Day." A tradition going back to the colonies, Sports Day is an event where students, or houses in some school systems, compete in a variety of sport activities for prizes and trophies.  

Emphasizing friendly competition, camaraderie, and cooperation, games played on school Sports Days can include straightforward races like sprints, but also activities like egg and spoon races (we use lemons or limes), three-legged races and wheelbarrow races. 

The My Yute campers, mentors and coaches have loads of fun ever year, changing it up and trying new games like cricket!

Sack race at soccer camp? Yes MY YUTE! My Yute Soccer coaches grew up all around the world where Sports Day was a traditional part of the school calendar. Replicating the joy of school-wide competition and fun, the 2013 MYS Mentors had lots of cheering fans while competing in this sack race.

Sprouts Cooking Club

Sprouts Cooking Club is an organization dedicated to teaching Bay Area children from all socio-economic backgrounds how to cook hands-on, with real chefs, using real ingredients, in real restaurants whenever possible.

In 2012 My Yute Soccer campers had the incredible opportunity to join the Sprouts Cooking Club to prepare a healthy post-soccer meal. 


Revolution Foods

During the 2011 camp, we asked the team from Revolution Foods to come down and talk with the campers.   Together they explored what types of sugar are in different types of food, and more importantly, how much. We also tackled some "popular" foods and asked some tough questions.  Like this one...

"Just how much fat is in an order of large fries?"

Closing Day & Camp Lunch

Throughout the years, My Yute campers are invited to enjoy a special closing day lunch, put on by the founders and special supporters.  After a full workout on the soccer pitch, campers are invited to come through the buffet line and taste fresh fruits and vegetables, and a fun local food theme.  We keep it fresh, healthy, local, and hopefully bring new tastes and experiences to the campers. 

2008 - MYS' inaugural camp featured Bake Sale Betty.  What a surprise when the Bake Sale Betty crew arrived in chef coats carrying boxes of their famous sandwiches and cookies!  

2009 - What camper doesn't like pizza?  And, local pizza from Arizmendi no less!  Although this fresh and healthy pizza doesn't look quite like what the kids are used to, we still heard "mmmm .. this pizza's good!"

2010 - La Gourmande catering made its MYS debut, with Chef Polly Legendre (our MYS Board Secretary) preparing a healthy meal for the entire camp!  

2011 - El Taco Bike of Tamarindo fame, pedaled into camp on the final day with tacos.  La Gourmande catering prepared fresh fruits and vegetable, like a lime, jicama and tomato salad to top it off.  All the kids finished the lunch off with a tasty fruit treat from Jamba Juice. 

2012 - Fist of Flour Pizza,  Whole Foods Oakland, Jamba Juice and La Gourmande catering came out to wow the campers with wood oven fired pizzas, fresh salads, fruits and super refreshing fruit smoothies for dessert.

2013 - DOG! As in a healthy hot dog… special sausages created by Mr. Niemann himself, came hot off the truck this year and were served alongside healthy salads all supported by Whole Foods Oakland.