Author: Tea Collection

A Coach for Life

citizens fc

It really isn’t about soccer. As it is happening, it seems like playing for a coach is just about soccer – agility, skills, strategy, athletics. But what lasts is about something much more.

This really hit home for me while my family was traveling in Italy. Matteo, our guide, shared that he had played for the Juventus FC Youth League for many years growing up. Apparently he had been a soccer star as a kid and had the option to go pro. My family was in awe and wanted to hear all about it.

A Turin Tournament

Citizens FC

In Turin, Italy, my sons Adam (9) and Matthew (7) arrived in the same van to play in the same Citizens FC tournament, but they did not arrive in the same mindset. They are two very different kids, after all.

As soon as he walked through the gates, Matthew spotted a lone Italian kid juggling a ball on the field. He looked quickly at me for reassurance, which I gave him, and then he shot off to go play. Within minutes the two kids from two different sides of the world were speaking the common language of football.

Join the Team: Citizens FC

Citizens FC

We founded Tea to celebrate the beauty in cultures around the world. Our tagline from the first day was “for little citizens of the world.” From the beginning, we were committed to our own citizenship as well. We didn’t want to simply be another children’s clothing company. We wanted to be a children’s clothing company that could do good. We want to break down barriers and open minds. To show kids that no matter where we live or what language we speak, we all care about the same things.