Fred Arnold, Manager of Global Events at Minute Maid, created this program and works in a collaborative partnership with HISD Strategic Partnerships and Houston Parks and Recreation Department to coordinate the Minute Maid Soccer After School Program.
Students receive free healthy snacks during tutorials before practices, free uniforms, free soccer shoes, free shin guards and Minute Maid also provides tickets and transportation to a Dynamo game at the end of the season.
At each of the three schools, twice a week, coaches hold tutorials for students and then hold practices on the field. Following Thursday's mini-tournament at Jane Long Middle School (all three schools compete), there are five other mini-tournaments beginning at 4:30pm on April 4, April 11, April 17, April 24 and May 2.
A Grand Tournament at Delmar Stadium will be held at the end of the season, at a date and time to be announced.