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About

First Touch Sports is a nonprofit organization co-founded in 2011 by David and Sarah Glass. First Touch Sports recently was approved for membership in the Virginia Youth Soccer Association and is a partner with Soccer Across America which aims to make soccer available to every child in every community.

The Mission of First Touch Sports

To use sports as a tool to teach young people important values and life skills that will help them lead healthy and productive lives.

Our Vision

That confident and healthy young people will make a positive impact on their community and be successful in life.

Responsibility is yours…no one else

Effort requires 100% mental and physical energy all the time

Attitude is positive…you control this!

Commitment requires sacrifice…stay focused on what’s important now (WIN)

Hope for a better future

4core values – honesty, respect, accountability and generosity

STARS (stop, think, anticipate & respond = success in making good decisions and overcoming roadblocks and obstacles)

Research-Based Curriculum

First Touch Sports partners with Dynamic Sports to offer a curriculum that focuses on helping young people develop the positive character strengths that can make a real difference in their lives. Our programs teach students that skills are developed through effort and hard work over time. Studies have shown time and again that when students learn to control their emotions and impulses they have a much better chance of reaching their goals.