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Mersey has been part of the Berkeley community for over 35 years, and was founded on the principles of quality coaching and positive re-enforcement. Our first priority is catering to childhood by structuring an environment that is encouraging, so that everyone cherishes their time playing soccer. If taught well, with childhood in mind, this game can be something that is very enriching for a person's life, far into adulthood.


What Kids Want

A survey of over 20,000 kids nation-wide when asked,

"Why they participate in sports?" said:


  • To have fun
  • To improve their skills
  • To stay in shape
  • To do something they are good at
  • The excitement of the competition
  • To get exercise
  • To play as part of a team
  • The challenge of the competition
  • To learn new skills
  • Winning - LAST on the list


  95% of kids would rather have fun than worry about winning

90% of kids said they would prefer to be on a losing

team if they were actually able to play rather than

warm the bench on a winning team.