Soccer may be the fastest growing sport in America. And the more popular it gets the more kids that want to play.
Unfortunately lots of kids may not be able to afford registration fees or the cost for uniforms, shoes and balls.
That’s one of the reasons more and more teams and leagues look for good soccer fundraisers to offset the cost.
So What Are the Top 3 Soccer Fundraising Ideas?
Soccer Fundraising Scratch Cards: Soccer scratch cards are perfect for teams and players that don’t want to sell anything. Each scratch card can raise $100 once all the dots are scratched off. It’s a fun way to get people to make donations to support your team.
Cookie Mix Fundraiser: You can sell these $10 boxes of cookie mix and it doesn’t cost a single penny to get started. People love the product. And since there’s no minimum a single player or small team can sell the same product and the entire league might choose.
Popcorn Fundraiser: Everyone loves popcorn, right? Well, we put together a selection of great-tasting popcorn you sell for only $10. It’s quickly becoming one of the top sports fundraising ideas.
As soccer has become more and more popular so has the need for soccer fundraising ideas. In this section, you will find a long list of tried and proven soccer fundraising ideas good for individuals, teams, or even leagues.
3 Soccer Fundraising Questions to Ask
Before starting your soccer fundraiser, though, we suggest you answer the following 3 questions. We promise your answers will help choose the best fundraising idea.
How Much Money Do You Need to Raise?
There are really only so many reasons for holding a soccer fundraiser. The odds are you will need money for one of the following reasons:
- To cover registration costs for a league
- To purchase uniforms and equipment
- To pay for coaching
- To pay for travel or entry into tournaments
- To cover maintenance costs for your fields or practice facility.
Long before you plan your soccer fundraiser know exactly what you are raising money for and determine how much money in total you need to raise to satisfy your needs. Once you have a total you can divide that by the number of players to determine how much each player would need to raise.
As you explore your options make sure the fundraiser you are considering has a high probability of raising the needed funds. On the other hand, make sure it’s not overkill if you only need a small amount from each player.
Will Your Fundraiser be Voluntary?
You’ve determined what your needs are hopefully. Now you need to determine if you want everyone to raise identical amounts of money or if you are okay with the group raising the money with no regard for individual contributions.
You should also determine if you want to offer a buy out for families that would prefer to simply write a check instead of participating in the fundraiser.
Once you know who will participate you might consider polling those participants to see if they prefer one soccer fundraiser over another before finalizing your decision.
Do You Need a No Upfront Cost Option?
Since you should now know who is actually participating in your soccer fundraiser your next decision is whether you need a no upfront cost option. The league or team might decide it will lay out the money for something like a candy fundraiser which has to be paid for in advance or if the parents can afford to purchase a fundraising product they can sell for a profit.
If you decide you want to consider some no upfront cost options you might look at these 3 options:
1. Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Cookie dough became a viable baseball fundraiser when minimums were reduced making it possible for teams to use this program. Cookie dough is such a natural fundraising product so we suggest you consider any of the four no cost options in our cookie dough section.
2. Snackin in the USA: This program works well for any sports team or group. In fact so many sports groups use it that we now design the cover with different sports scenes. Your players will sell 24 extremely popular bags of snack foods for $7. You’ll make 50% profit and since there is no minimum smaller teams can use this option.
3. Magic Melts Fundraiser: Magic Melts have become one of our top fundraisers overall so we want to make sure all baseball groups consider it. The melts are highly scented fragrance bars that you use in candle warmers instead of burning candles. There are a few national brands that are extremely popular. We feel like our Magic Melts are better than those products as far as quality is concerned but our price is wonderful. You’ll sell a package of melts for $4 and still make 50% profit. There’s no minimum and you can qualify for free shipping if you sell 150 or more packages.
Why You Should Use Easy Fundraising Ideas:
Easy Fundraising Ideas offers the most extensive collection of fundraising ideas so anyone involved with soccer and fundraising can find the best ways to raise money. We offer lots of fundraisers that do not require any upfront money. Those options work well for groups that want to raise money but don’t have funds to get started. The best example of a no upfront cost fundraiser is cookie dough fundraising.
We also offer programs like candy fundraisers which have been one of the most common products, especially for large leagues that require participation in a fundraiser.
We help thousands of groups with their fundraising needs every single year. In fact, we help those groups raise millions of dollars each and every year. We know we can help you with your soccer fundraiser.
Below on this page, you will find fundraising suggestions along with a long list of articles written specifically about soccer fundraising. We hope you’ll find all the information you need here. If you prefer please call one of our fundraising specialists toll-free (866) 874-8383 any time and we would be glad to help you choose the best fundraiser for your needs.