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Youth Soccer Month

Recognizing the impact and importance the sport of soccer plays in the day-to-day lives of America’s families, US Youth Soccer, with 3.2 million members, the nation’s largest youth sports association, is spearheading Youth Soccer Month - Celebrating Soccer in America, in September. Why is soccer so popular? Because it offers children the opportunity to participate in a healthy lifestyle, be physically active and develop social skills while making new friends.

 

Goals of Youth Soccer Month

  • Raise awareness of US Youth Soccer and the benefits of playing the game
  • Emphasize soccer as the number one youth participation sport in America and a leading contributor to the healthy lifestyle of millions of American families
  • Bring kids and families of all ages and all abilities together for fun, friendship and fitness
  • Highlight the various programs available to children interested in participating in soccer, including inner-city, special needs, recreational and elite soccer programs


The Four Pillars of Youth Soccer Month

Throughout Youth Soccer Month, a series of messages will be highlighted to illustrate "Celebrating Soccer in America." Each week during Youth Soccer Month, a different message will be the focus of communication and programming:
 

Week One - Fun

Whether recreational or competitive in nature, involvement in soccer is easy and affordable.

 

Week Two - Family

Playing soccer ties families together as schedules, vacation and family time are coordinated.

 

Week Three - Friendship

The relationships and fun generated through playing soccer extend beyond the field.
 

Week Four - Fitness

The health and fitness (physical, psychological and social) benefit of playing soccer.
 
Resources - Visit US Youth Soccer for downloadable materials, logos and more.
 
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