Our Mission

The Heritage Youth Sports Foundation encourages youth development by providing opportunities for personal and athletic growth.  The Heritage Foundation promotes sportsmanship, self-esteem, and the development of life skills through engaging youth in sports while providing a safe, healthy, positive environment where the youth of our community can learn the fundamentals of sports. 

Our Goal

  • To promote sportsmanship, teamwork and cultural interaction through sporting competition

  • To provide the highest quality athletic programs for Minnesota's young people

  • Set goals that are worthy of their time, energy and focus.

  • Achieve a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem and learn valuable leadership skills.

  • Establish personal standards of excellence.

  • Unite in group goals and common commitment.

  • Build skills in empathy, humility, generosity and compassion.

  • Learn life lessons both on and off the field of play

Our Program

Programming consists of two separate grade-specific modules:

1. The Team Path (boys’ and girls’ grades K-3 & 4-6)

Programming combines sport and academic instruction to encourage healthy emotional growth, physical fitness, and social diversity.Participants receive integrated instruction from certified coaches, combining the fundamental elements of athletics with instruction in basic physics, math, and reading skills.

Groups: K-6 Academy, 4-6 Academies

Core Values: Diversity, Teamwork, Respect, Self-Confidence, Academics, Health & Wellness 

2. The Leadership Path (boys’ and girls’ grades 7-12)

Programming combines sport and academic instruction to encourage higher learning, leadership, and civic engagement. Certified trainers, coaches, and referees deliver an athletic and academic curriculum that is integrated to match the participant’s interests in either coaching, refereeing or leadership. Participants receive integrated instruction combining sport specific rules and coaching with instruction in physics, math, reading, cognitive thinking, and conflict resolution. Our young referees and young interns will bolster their training through real game-time experiences with Team Path participants. Additionally, participants will develop partnerships with MN colleges and workforce development agencies.

Groups: Athleadership, Young Referees Academy, Phase One

Core Values: Academics, Leadership, Mentoring, Diversity, Teamwork, Respect, Self-Confidence, Health & Wellness.

Current Programs  


Referee Academy



North Area Soccer Academy


North Area Basketball Academy 


North Area Wrestling Academy


North Area FootballAcademy 

H.I.T Squad

    Speed and Agility Training     

Upcoming Programs

ACT Prep/College Readiness

Phase One Mentoring

Family Fit Camp




City of Minneapolis 

One Minneapolis Fund

Collaborative Public Safety Strategies 

Jerry Gambles Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities 

Camp Fresh at Creakview

YMCA Beacons

Lacreche Early Childhood Center

21st Century Academy

TC Sol Futsal

We believe all children can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

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