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Play Soccer Nonprofit International

PLAY SOCCER Nonprofit International (PSNI) is a 501 C 3 tax-exempt organization,

(EIN # 22 37 10482) that is registered in New Jersey, New York and with the United Nations. In 2020, PSNI celebrates 20 years of using sport for development and peace, and renews its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  For more information about PSNI and the International PSNI Network, please click the link below to visit the original PSNI website.  That website will either be updated later this year or merged into this new site which is  dedicated to the USA program in Trenton, New Jersey.  PSNI is not a funding source for any program other than the USA program.  Please continue to use for general information about PSNI .

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The USA program is a proud recipient of the I AM TRENTON award and a national TARGET Youth Soccer grant.  It also received a US Soccer Foundation Safe Places to Play grant in 2018.


Trenton, New Jersey USA Program

Play Soccer Nonprofit International (PSNI) launched the Trenton, New Jersey, USA program in 2015 with a mission to:  

    Expand the sport of soccer in New Jersey’s capital city,

        Use the power of sport to promote public health and socio-economic development

             Encourage policies and programs to promote wellbeing, resilience, education

      Serve all generations of Trenton’s diverse community


Above: The TYSL teams from Wilson Elementary and Martin Luther King
Elementary Schools at a 2020 Spring match.


To achieve its mission, the Trenton, USA program coordinates and collaborates with the City's public sector--the Division of Recreation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Board of Education/District Schools, the Trenton Housing Authority--and with community based organizations and other nonprofits in the private sector.

Children and youth are a key focus within the Trenton program. The Trenton Youth Soccer League (TYSL) which PSNI started in 2015 is a free, fun recreational soccer program, open to Trenton public school students--girls and boys--without regard to skill. The TYSL teaches the sport of soccer plus life skills that support resilence, health and wellbeing, education and community