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Milestones

Milestones
 
2014
US Youth Soccer celebrates 40 years
 
2013
US Youth Soccer Workshop held in conjunction with NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis
 
US Youth Soccer National League expands to include the Under-14 age group.
 
2012
US Youth Soccer establishes Under-13 age group at National Championships; to be played beginning in 2013
 
US Youth Soccer establishes four slots to National Championships via National League; to be played beginning in 2013
 
US Youth Soccer re-launches USYouthSoccer.org, Championships.USYouthSoccer.org, YouthSoccermonth.org
 
2011
US Youth Soccer launches online education platform
 
2010
75th anniversary of the James P. McGuire Cup (Under-19 Boys US Youth Soccer National Championship trophy)
 
First live broadcast of youth soccer game in Overland Park, Kan. on Fox Soccer from the National Championships featuring U-19 Boys FC Delco and Crew Juniors
 
US Youth Soccer launches website network for member State Associations

2009
US Youth Soccer celebrates 35 years

2008
US Youth Soccer establishes Awards Gala with new award categories including:
Recreational and Competitive Coach of the Year, Administrator and Volunteer of the Year and Goal and Save of the Year

US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop and Coaches Convention changes to US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop

Establishes National Presidents Cup

US Youth Soccer announces Hall of Fame with Don Greer as charter member
 
 
2007
US Youth Soccer announces Hall of Fame with Don Greer as charter member

Establishes US Youth Soccer National League

US Youth Soccer National Championships Series receives trademark approval

US Youth Soccer Coaches Connection logo becomes trademark

Re-launch of USYouthSoccer.org, Championships.USYouthSoccer.org and YouthSoccerMonth.org

US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program celebrates 30th Anniversary (Boys)

US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program celebrates 25th Anniversary (Girls)
 
2006
William J. "Billy" Goaziou Cup replaces Under-14 Boys Cup

Youth Soccer Month Logo becomes trademark

Receive trademark approval for US Youth Soccer Coaches Connection
 
2005
Kohl's takes over title of American Cup

National Office moves to Frisco, Texas

Announces Dr. Thomas Fleck Award
 
2004
US Youth Soccer celebrates 30th Anniversary  
 
2003
Announces September as Youth Soccer Month

Implements Coaches Connection

Introduces US Youth Soccer logo as an official trademark
 
2002
First Soccer Start Summit

Stickley becomes registered trademark
 
2001
Introduces adidas Cup for Boys Under-15 Division at US Youth Soccer National Championships

Establishes Kristine Lilly Cup for Girls Under-15 Division at US Youth Soccer National Championships

Boys Under-14 Division at US Youth Soccer National Championship

Names Girls Under-14 Division the Elmer Ehlers Cup at US Youth Soccer National Championships

Introduces Soccer Start and TOPSoccer logo as a registered trademark
 
2000
Stickley is born (US Youth Soccer Mascot)

Game for All Kids!

First Soccer Learning University

Membership reaches 3 Million
 
1999
US Youth Soccer Celebrates 25th Anniversary

First National TOPSoccer Summit

First Sponsors Summit

Inaugural adidas Cup

Introduces US Youth Soccer American Cup for recreational players

Launches web site for USYouthSoccer.org
 
1998
 
1997
US Youth Soccer separates from U.S. Soccer as the Youth Division

First Presidents Meeting
 
1996
 
1995
First Coaching Committee Meeting
 
1994
Establishes Andy Stone Cup for Boys Under-18 Division at US Youth Soccer National Championships

Establishes Frank Kelly Cup for Girls Under-18 Division at US Youth Soccer Championships
 
1993
Initiates KidSafe Volunteer Select
 
1992
 
1991
Implements TOPSoccer program for young athletes with disabilities

Establishes Don Greer Cup for Boys Under-17 Division at US Youth Soccer National Championships

Establishes Laura Moynihan Cup for Girls Under-17 Division at US Youth Soccer Championships

National Office moves to Richardson, Texas
 
1990
 
1989
 
1988
 
1987
Celebrates 10th Workshop and Coaches Convention and adidas joins US Youth Soccer
1986
 
1985
Establishes Patricia L. Masotto Cup for Girls Under-16 Division at US Youth Soccer National Championships
 
1984
US Youth Soccer Celebrates 10th Anniversary
 
1983
United States Youth Soccer Association becomes a non-profit registered in Tennessee
 
1982
Announces US Youth Soccer ODP Girls program
 
1981
 
1980
Establishes Girls Under-19 Division at US Youth Soccer National Championships, later named Ross Stewart Cup
 
1979 
 
1978
 
1977
US Youth Soccer implements US Youth Soccer ODP Boys program to provide high-level training

Inaugural year for US Youth Soccer Workshop and Coaches Convention
 
1976
Establishes D.J. Niotis Cup for Boys Under-16 Division at US Youth Soccer National Championships
 
1975
Officially changes name to United States Youth Soccer Association

Girls to participate in Regional competition
 
1974
Association is approved

Elects Don Greer as first Chairman

Omaha, Nebraska is host to the first Annual General Meeting with 36 State Associations in attendance
 
1973
Proposal for National Youth Soccer Association brought to United States Soccer Federation