Hudson Soccer4All special needs soccer program starts 25th season

The fall season for Soccer4All, which provides soccer training for children and young adults with special needs, is underway. A program of Hudson United, the all-volunteer staff of coaches and peer “buddies” take participants through the full soccer experience of skills training and games with an emphasis on fun and development.

Soccer4All is open to any child aged 4-25 with a developmental delay or disability, including, but not limited to, attention deficit disorder, autism, hearing and/or sight impairment, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, cystic fibrosis, Down’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, seizure disorder and spinal bifida. Players do not need to be Hudson residents. Soccer4All is supported by the generous sponsorship of the Rick and Michelle Schultz Foundation

The fall session runs from Aug. 27 through Oct. 8 from 11 a.m.-noon at Barlow Farm Park. The spring session runs from April through early June.

Participants receive soccer balls and shirts. There is a picnic and trophy presentation at the end of each session. Those wishing to participate as a player can go to the registration page of Hudson United Soccer Club at Those interest in having a rewarding experience as a coach or buddy should contact James Field at or Jeff Knoblauch at ∞

Photo: Soccer4All offers Saturday soccer training for children and young adults with special needs.