New Haven Youth Soccer
PO Box 9298
New Haven CT 06533
Contact Information
Address PO Box 9298
New Haven, CT 06533-
Telephone (203) 848-7199 x
Fax 203-8487199
E-mail friendsofnhys@gmail.com
Web and Social Media
Mission
New Haven Youth Soccer's goal is to promote and advance youth soccer in New Haven, as well as to create a place where children from diverse backgrounds and economic situations can play together. We provide a place for boys and girls in kindergarten through high school to learn the game of soccer and to have fun. It is a developmental soccer program which provides both recreational and competitive soccer for boys and girls of all ages and abilities, as well as income levels
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1988
Organization's type of tax exempt status Exempt-Other
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr Freddy Guevara
Board Chair Ms Anne Lozon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $95,000.00
Projected Expenses $91,000.00
Statements
Mission New Haven Youth Soccer's goal is to promote and advance youth soccer in New Haven, as well as to create a place where children from diverse backgrounds and economic situations can play together. We provide a place for boys and girls in kindergarten through high school to learn the game of soccer and to have fun. It is a developmental soccer program which provides both recreational and competitive soccer for boys and girls of all ages and abilities, as well as income levels
Background

New Haven Youth Soccer has been serving New Haven youth for nearly three decades. Initially set up by Yale University political science professor Douglas Rae, the organization now is a vibrant community organization that, in this socially stratified city, brings together community members from all the city's neighborhoods. The NHYS program's affordable rates and generous financial aid policies are critical to achieving its inclusive social mission. 

 Due to limited funding and school time, the New Haven Public Schools offer few organized sports programs for elementary and middle school students. Even for older ages there is relatively little organized soccer; the city has one girls' high school team and two boys' high school teams. There are no elementary school teams, and a few middle schools have fledgling programs.
 
New Haven Youth Soccer fills a critical void by offering recreational soccer programs for children ages 5-13, competitive travel teams for children ages 8-19 and a middle school league for children in grades 5-8. More than 500 New Haven children are participating in the programs during the 2013-2014 academic year. Importantly, all children are welcomed into the programs, regardless of ability to pay. 
 
 
 
Impact
Past Year's Accomplishments:
  • an increase in the number of children participating in the program, especially children from low and moderate income families
  • attracting more than 100 children to sign up for the kindergarden aged group
  • consolidation of the Saturday morning Middle School league, offering competitive, affordable soccer playing for middle school aged children from around the city 
 
Program goals:
  •  continue to increase enrollment at all ages, particularly of children from low to moderate income families. 
  •  increase the quality of coaching offered through developing a cadre of trained parent volunteers and high school and college level interns. 
  • increase the number of New Haven middle schools participating in the Middle School League.
  • raise additional funds to be able to offer financial aid to more children in all programs, including the recreational league, the travel program, and the Middle School league
  • raise additional funds to be able to increase the number of hours spent by the program director and coaching director on coaching and administration
Needs
  • financial aid for children from low and moderate income families to play in recreational and travel leagues - $5,000 annually
  • operating costs (stipend for director, field supplies, opening and trophy day supplies) and financial aid for the saturday morning middle school league 
  • salary increase for program director and coaching director to enable them to spend more hours on coaching and administration 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Soccer
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development /
Areas Served
New Haven
Programs
Description
The recreational soccer league provides an opportunity for children aged 4 to 11 years old to learn and play soccer. Recreational soccer is fun, relaxed and provides a solid introduction to soccer skills, with professional coaches leading kids in variety of games and drills designed to develop fundamental skills. The program is priced to encourage all children to play, and financial aid is available for qualifying families. Clinics are held once or twice a week for each age group, with games played on Saturday mornings.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
  • children will have learned the basic skills of soccer
  • children will have developed teamwork skills, and will understand the value of those skills
  • children will be fitter and healthier
  • children will be self-motivated to continue playing sports
  • children will have developed friendships through soccer that they would not have made otherwise
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Children participating in recreational soccer will continue to play soccer as they get older, will choose sports over other negative activities as teenagers, will demonstrate a capacity to collaborate and work in a team, will maintain friendships they make through soccer, and will be physically and mentally healthier than their peers who did not play soccer or other sports.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. We do not yet have any formal evaluation surveys/tools in place, although solicit regular feedback from children, coaches and parents to assess how well we are meeting our goals. We also evaluate success through continued interest in the program from New Haven's families. However, we recognize the value of regular evaluation, and will endeavor to incorporate evaluation tools into the program.
Description
The travel soccer program offers an opportunity for kids to play soccer that is more serious and competitive than the recreational program.  As part of the Connecticut Junior Soccer League, Travel teams travel to nearby towns to play against other league teams.  Each team has a dedicated coach, who arranges practices twice a week, and games are held at weekends. Financial aid is available to families that qualify.
Population Served / /
Description
The Middle School recreational league provides a unique opportunity for middle school children from grades 5 to 8 to join a team and play soccer locally on a weekly basis. Many middle schools in the city have teams represented in the league, with more schools interested in forming teams. Other teams are organized around neighborhoods or local organizations. There is also a team for children who want to play but are not already part of an organized team. The league is co-ed, with games held every Saturday morning at the Ella Grass Boulevard fields. A championship competition is held at the end of each season with a celebration for all participating teams.
Population Served / /
Program Comments
CEO Comments In recent years the growing popularity of soccer has led to the creation of a number of local premier teams, which are providing programs for children to play. Although the premier programs are much more costly than town based programs such as New Haven Youth Soccer, the experience is seen as more professional, and offers participants opportunities to play further afield, often traveling to other states.  As soccer lovers, we are happy that the game is being taken more seriously nation-wide. However, we face a problem as some New Haven children who are able to afford the premier teams choose that option instead of New Haven Youth Soccer. This leaves us struggling to continue to provide opportunities for the many children in New Haven who cannot afford that option, but with a shrinking number of children who are able to pay for it.
CEO/Executive Director
Mr Freddy Guevara
Term Start July 2013
Email freddy.guevera8@gmail.com
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 20
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Recreational Clinic Director
Experience/Biography ADD
Board Chair
Ms Anne Lozon
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Sept 2014 to Aug 2016
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr Lewis Beilman
Ms Mary Daly
Ms Jessica Derrico
Mr Barry Parker
Ms Karina Rondinella
Mr Paul Sabin Yale University
Mr Paul Sabin
Mr David Simon Yale University
Mr Paul Van Tassel
Mr Andrew Zehner
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 4
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2016
Projected Revenue $95,000.00
Projected Expenses $91,000.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902014
Form 9902013
Form 9902012
Form 9902011
Form 9902010
IRS Letter of Exemption
NHYS IRS letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$49,476$42,320$49,498
Administration Expense$39,118$38,791$43,373
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.950.950.77
Program Expense/Total Expenses56%52%53%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$2,542$12,266$14,420
Current Assets$1,048$12,083$14,360
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$1,250$6,626$4,448
Total Net Assets$1,292$5,640$9,972
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountYale $5,000 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.841.823.23
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments We currently have an operating budget of approximately $95,000, of which player registration fees generate about $75,000. Because we offer extensive financial aid to approximately 25% of players, we must cover the remainder of our budget with donations and a small city grant. In order to expand our operations and increase the number of financial aid participants, we would ideally generate income of a total of at least $100,000 per year.
Address PO Box 9298
New Haven, CT 06533
Primary Phone 203 848-7199
Contact Email friendsofnhys@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Mr Freddy Guevara
Board Chair Ms Anne Lozon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer

 

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