Soccer on the Mat™

Belmont Girls Soccer Community,

The 2019-20 session of Soccer on the Mat™ begins November 13th. Created by Alison Foley, currently on the coaching staff of the U.S. Soccer Women’s Youth National Team and former Boston College Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Soccer on the Mat™, is an innovative program for middle school-aged girls that incorporates yoga into everyday soccer drills. We bring the practice of yoga to youth soccer players to increase core strength and flexibility, while decreasing the chance of injury as girls grow.  Registration is now open for the twelve-week series led by Alison Foley starting November 13, 2019 and running to February 26, 2020 at Artemis Yoga on Mt. Auburn Street in Watertown (close to Newton, Belmont and Cambridge).



Twelve Week Program - November 13, 2019 - February 26, 2020

  • Wednesday afternoons:  4:00pm to 5:15pm
  • Pricing: $360.00; Register by Oct 31 and save $60
  • Early Bird Pricing by Oct 31: $300 (save $60!)
  • No classes on these dates: Thanksgiving break (11/27/19) and December vacation and President’s weekend (12/25/19, 1/1/20, 2/19/20) 

If you would like to learn more about Soccer on the Mat and read about it in the Boston Globe, please view these links below:


Short video clips:


About Alison Foley, founder of Soccer on the Mat™:

Alison Foley is the former head coach of Boston College Women's Soccer Team and currently on the coaching staff of the U.S. Soccer Women’s Youth National Teams - U15 US Girls National Team as well as co-author of, "How to Coach Girls" and founder of Foley Athletic Advising. Alison coached the BC Eagles for 22 years and won more games than any other women’s soccer coach in program history with a 280-145-39 record at The Heights, leading the team to 15 NCAA tournament appearances. As a long-time practitioner, instructor and believer in the benefits of yoga, Foley pioneered Soccer on the Mat™ not only for injury prevention but also to apply the benefit of yoga to empower young girls with mindfulness and focus. Alison observed younger athletes entering her soccer camps with injury and an inability to stretch and be kind to their bodies. Soccer on the Mat focuses on building and celebrating the physical and emotional growth of girls through a variety of drills, poses, and conversation. Since 2016, the program has had permanent home at Artemis Yoga in Watertown and hosts about a dozen girls, ages 11 to 15, for a winter series. Foley is a graduate of Keene State College in New Hampshire in 1992 and holds a master’s degree in kinesiology from James Madison.

To learn more and for any questions, please contact us:

Liz Padula
Founder & Owner, Artemis Yoga
639 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown

[email protected]

Alison Foley

[email protected]


2019-20 BSA Winter Clinic

Information coming this fall!


2019 Fall Clinics

The Soccer Clinics for kids from K through 8 grade continue on Tuesday through Friday at Payson Park and PQ until October 25th. 

These Clinics are free for all kids registered in Belmont Soccer.

For questions and Team Sign Up Information, please view the Clinics Schedule Fall 2019 google document.

Sep/Oct Clinics Schedule:

Clinics will be held at Payson Park from 4 - 4:45 pm clinics and at PQ from 5 - 6 pm.

Day Time Field Coach
  4 pm – 1,2 grade Payson Park Tom Taylor
  4 pm – K Payson Park Natalia Marques
  5 pm – 3,4 grade PQ Practice Field Natalia Marques
  5 pm – 5,6 grade PQ - 1C Tom Taylor