We know that our communities are suffering from systemic racism and racial inequities. Please know that our club believes that there is no place for racism, hate, and violence in our country and in our world and that certainly includes youth soccer in every community. Millions have now come together to put an end to racism.
De Anza Force and California Thorns FC stand in solidarity with everyone actively working towards change and reform in the areas of systemic racism and injustice. We have been listening and learning. This is an ongoing process and we are committed to educating ourselves and our community. We are working on a comprehensive plan, but our immediate action plan includes the following:
Mandatory staff education on anti-racism awareness
An anonymous reporting system for instances of racism, observed or experienced
Establish a leadership group to collaborate on a further action plan for change
Youth sports can help to inform, inspire, and educate both kids and adults. We aspire to be the organization that works side by side with all people to dismantle racism and inequity. Together we can do better.
SOCCER. ACADEMICS. COMMUNITY.
From the youngest player to the elite athlete, De Anza Force is recognized for excellence in player development while instilling a love of the game and enabling players to achieve life goals through soccer.
FIND YOUR PATH
De Anza Force is the only youth soccer club with a 20-year history in creating a pathway of success for every level player from our 5-year-old Force Futures and leading all the way to High School, Youth National Team, Collegiate athletes, National Team and Professional players. In two decades, we have been extremely proud to have players come through our program and develop into talented soccer players, good citizens, and successful adults.
We have full-time professional coaches and all levels of play from the new MLS Elite Player Development Platform, Elite Clubs National League (ECNL Boys) to NPL, Premier, Gold, Silver, and Bronze teams.