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09 Sep

Making it Happen

As a non-profit, we are dependent on the financial support of our community. In 2022, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of many organizations who make the Spirit League program possible  including: Ueberroth Family Foundation, McBeth Foundation, City of Mission Viejo, City of Laguna Niguel, Autism Speaks, Clonrock Foundation, Elks Lodge #2444, Mindsight Therapies, Bonnie Loves Travel, City of Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce, Buchanan Children’s Fund, and many parents who give at registration   ...

09 Sep

Big Plans in Store

In July, the League’s Board of Directors with a handful of parents/coaches met for a two-day retreat to develop a Strategic Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to develop one, two and three-year goals for the League addressing our vision, potential barriers to growth, and moving forward with a purpose. Assisted by non-profit consultants, the Board adopted three strategic directions including Leveraging our Resources to Grow, Strengthening our Internal Infrastructure, and Maximizing our Program Impact. From there, 90-Day Implementation...

16 Feb

Registration Open for Outdoor Basketball Clinic Series

We are excited to announce our Spring Basketball Clinic Series to be played outdoors in Laguna Niguel for both our Youth and Adult Programs. The 1-hour Clinics will be held each Saturday from April 24 to June 12 (8-weeks) and focus on individual skill development (including ball handling, passing and shooting), teamwork and building confidence on the courts. Pods: Athletes will be grouped into pods according to age with 8 to 12 athletes per pod. Athletes will remain in the same...

07 Oct

Soccer, Academics & Executive Functioning. They’re Connected?

By Dr. Claire Camaya Yet another benefit of Spirit League…a connection to academics and executive functioning. Dr. Claire Camaya, Spirit League Board Member and Director of Doors Educational Center, sheds light on how children and teens with special needs benefit from physical activity more than we may think. It is common knowledge that exercise is beneficial, it’s positive effects on physical and mental well-being widely studied. This is also the case for children with special needs, and it can be argued that, for them, exercise is even more important. Unfortunately,...

02 May

Hit-a-thon Is Here

Celebrate your athlete at the upcoming 4th Annual Hit-a-thon on May 25. It’s going to be an amazing day! Our goal is to raise $10,000 and we are grateful for your support. Sponsors for athlete can donate online at https://spiritleague.networkforgood.com/ or through you (checks made to Spirit League). To track in-person donations, use the Sponsor Tracking Sheet here. Can’t wait to celebrate with you! ...

03 Oct

Dancing for Spirit

Sure, Spirit League is about team sports. But you should have seen what long-time Team Mentor Amirta did for Spirit League in August! After many years of dedicated study, she performed a Classical Indian Dance Recital in front of hundreds of friends and family. Instead of flowers or gifts, this amazing dancer asked for donations to Spirit League. As big sister to League athlete Arvind, Amirta has shown the true “Spirit” of generosity, support and love for our athletes. In...