Play Where You Stay is a neighborhood-based soccer program that removes barriers of time, travel, and expense by bringing high-quality coaching to neighborhoods across the City of Memphis and Shelby County with no fee or equipment requirements.

Play Where You Stay has three core programs creating soccer opportunities for children, youth, and young adults. The daily after-school developmental program offers quality instruction to over 250 children ages 5 – 12 each week in neighborhood parks across Memphis. Our youth program supplements middle and high school team sport experiences with skilled off-season “club” play and competitive training for over 100 youth. Finally, our coaching pipeline trains and employs over sixty older youth and young adults from local universities and the communities we serve.


Increasing Access

In Memphis, excellent soccer training currently requires resources – flexible work hours, transportation, and dollars. Yet soccer is an easy game for beginners; it has simple rules and requires only a ball. Play Where You Stay aims to bring wide-scale exposure of soccer to different communities while developing young soccer players. We offer well coached, affordable instructional soccer to neighborhood parks and lots throughout the City of Memphis. Instructional soccer sessions are offered weekday afternoons for one hour of play and training to children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.