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Do you know a child with special needs who may enjoy learning and playing soccer?

Are you a soccer player interested in helping a special needs athlete play the game?

RVAccess offers children with special needs the opportunity to play soccer. Open to boys and girls ages 4-19, sessions are held at City Stadium and The Collegiate School in Richmond’s West End.

Through the generous support of private donors, RVAccess is a cost-free program, offering a fun, challenging, and exciting way for athletes of all abilities to play the game they love.

Each session will be tailored to the individuals’ needs ranging from fun activities to small sided games and athletes will be partnered with a buddy to work one on one. Using an assortment of large and small soccer balls, hula-hoops, cones, and games the athlete learns soccer skills in a fun and supportive group environment.

The buddies encourage the athletes to participate to the best of their abilities, and foster the love of the game. The athlete-buddy relationship creates patience and compassion which often transcend the confines of the soccer field.

Interested in volunteering your time? Make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a Buddy (ages 12+).  Buddies provide support, guidance and a play partner for the RVAccess players. Click HERE for more Buddy information or contact Carter Yeisley at

Have questions? Contact Carter Yeisley, RVAccess Director, at

The RVAccess program is made possible by the generous support of private donors. To help make a difference in a child’s life by bring RVAccess to players throughout the Greater Richmond area, please consider making a tax-deductible donation:

Mail checks payable to RVA Sports Foundation to:

RVA Sports Foundation
Attn: RVAccess
2001 Maywill Street
Suite 205
Richmond, VA 23230

Contact Information

Carter Yeisley

Director, RVAccess