Grassroot Soccer Curriculum

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Key Information

Adolescence is a simultaneously exciting and tricky time, and the adolescent brain, particularly the frontal cortex, is still developing; this means adolescents are more likely to engage in risky behaviors and less likely to consider the consequences. This is where Grassroot Soccer comes in. Our programs leverage the universal appeal of soccer as the platform to reach adolescents during this critical time. Using soccer as the hook, we engage adolescents in making healthy decisions through our Three C’s: an adolescent-friendly and evidence-based health Curriculum, the supportive influence of local mentor and role model Coaches, and a fun, inclusive, and positive Culture.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


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Ministry Affiliation



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Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Other cultural practices
  • Sports

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school)


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School Enrolment Status

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School Level

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Other populations reached

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Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Sports programs

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

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Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved health - other
  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased knowledge of HIV, puberty, and sexual and reproductive health