Play & Explore

Sports-Based Youth Development Program

Beyond Soccer is a sports-based, youth development organization that uses soccer to engage Lawrence youth and connect them to new experiences, on-and-off-the-field, that build confidence and create opportunities for leadership, healthy living and academic achievement. These great opportunities include Lawrence youth travel soccer, City-wide recreational programs, Summer Camps, Fitness Programs.


For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Mcardle, Executive Director

[email protected]


Facebook: Beyond Soccer

Instagram: @BeyondSoccerLawrence

Twitter: @BeyondSoccer

YMCA Membership

The Merrimack Valley YMCA identifies and responds to community needs in areas including recreation, aquatics-based programming, housing for the homeless population, child care, outdoor and camping opportunities, arts and humanities programming, teen development, community development, and community health and wellness. We are inclusive and accessible regardless of your ability to pay.


For more information, please contact:

James Kapelson, Vice President of Membership and Marketing

[email protected]

978-725-6681 ex. 158

Facebook: Merrimack Valley YMCA

Instagram: @mvymca

LinkedIn: Merrimack Valley YMCA

Twitter: @MVYMCA

Sports-Based Youth Development Program

SquashBusters is a sports-based youth development program for middle and high school youth in Lawrence. Through a combination of the sport of squash, academic support, mentoring, community service, and summer opportunities, the program aims to help youth recognize and achieve their fullest potential in life. The program's three major goals are for students to successfully enroll in and graduate from college, understand and embrace lifelong habits of health and wellness, and develop a deep sense of character and personal integrity.

For more information, please contact:

Dora Lubin, Executive Director

[email protected]


Facebook: SquashBusters Lawrence

Twitter: @SquashBusters