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July 22, 2013 04:13 PM

Youth Soccer Month, a national celebration of soccer in America, will kick off throughout Indiana in September.

As part of this initiative, clubs administrators, directors of coaching, team managers, players and parents are invited to promote the game! If you are connected to universities, institutions or businesses, we encourage you to reach out to them and ask them to promote youth soccer through special events and programs.

"These initiatives not only spread awareness for our state's programs but help us emphasize the importance of youth development as a whole," said Dave Guthrie, executive director of Indiana Soccer. "Grassroots events like these breed confidence and instill the life skills necessary for children in adulthood."

Cities and towns throughout Indiana are also encouraged to proclaim September as Youth Soccer Month.

With 19 million children participating in soccer regularly, more children participate in organized soccer youth football, baseball or basketball. Throughout each week of Youth Soccer Month, clubs and teams emphasize one of four messages: Fun, Family, Friendship or Fitness.

This year Indy Eleven will be joining forces with Indiana Soccer to make the month of September more attractive. If your club considers putting together an activity or event, Indy Eleven will be present at your event and send you a package of promotional items to give away to your attendees. Please notice that their presence on-site will be based on availability.

Make sure you check on the following link to learn more about the program and what you could do to be part of it: YOUTH SOCCER MONTH.

If you are hosting an activity, or are interested in supporting the promotion of soccer in your club or community, please contact the Indiana Soccer Communication Coordinator Colin Renk at and share what you are doing. We will make sure we post it on the Indiana Soccer communication channels for everyone to be aware of your efforts.