RICHARDSON, Texas (September 8, 2004) – As Youth Soccer Month gets into full swing, several states have dedicated staff, time and facilities to join the national celebration of youth soccer this September through a series of Youth Soccer Month Free Clinics.
“What an opportunity to educate and reach out to those who may not already be involved in youth soccer,” said David Chesler, Director of Coaching for Idaho Youth Soccer Association. “We are excited to host four clinics, one specifically geared toward TOPSoccer athletes.”
All local youth are encouraged to attend the free Youth soccer Month Clinics. Clinics are open to beginner and advanced players alike, recreational and competitive. Look for flyers in your area or visit YouthSoccerMonth.org for clinic times, locations and dates throughout September.
“We are excited to join the celebration of Youth Soccer Month and feel that a great way to celebrate is through free clinics to local youth,” said Greg Maas, Utah Youth Soccer Association Technical Director. “We expect over 200 kids to sign-up for our clinic and look forward to teaching those involved in the game and those who would like to try soccer for the first time.”
In addition to training tips and exercise, clinic attendees will also receive Youth Soccer Month premium items for their participation.
Interest in the sport of soccer is at its highest levels ever in the United States, with more children ages 6-19, participating in organized soccer than peewee football, youth basketball or Little League baseball.
Recognizing the impact and importance the sport of soccer plays in the day-to-day lives of America’s families, US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports organization is spearheading Youth Soccer Month – Celebrating Soccer in America, this September.
Youth Soccer Month Clinics as of September 8, 2004*
September 11 – Idaho YSA – TOPSoccer
September 12 – South Carolina YSA
September 12 – Idaho YSA – District III Clinic
September 18 – New Jersey YSA – Trenton SA/Soccer Start
September 18 – South Texas YSA – Houston Parks and Recreation/Soccer Start
September 19 – Idaho YSA – Moscow United SC/Moscow MicroSoccer
September 21 – South Texas YSA – Houston Parks and Recreation/Soccer Start
September 24 – Utah YSA
September 25 – Pennsylvania West YSA in conjunction with the Center of Excellence
September 25 – Idaho YSA – Gats City Youth Soccer League/Bonneville YS
September 25 – Minnesota YSA
September 26 – Eastern Pennsylvania YSA
September 27 – South Texas YSA - Houston Parks and Recreation/Soccer Start
September 29 – South Texas YSA – Houston Parks and Recreation/Soccer Start
*Subject to change.
for more information on the Free clinics and how you can join the Celebration of Soccer this September – Youth Soccer Month.
About Youth Soccer Month – The national celebration of Youth Soccer in America. More children ages 6-19 regularly participate in soccer in the United States than peewee football, youth basketball or Little League baseball. Recognizing the impact and importance the sport of soccer plays in the day-to-day lives of America’s families, US Youth Soccer is spearheading Youth Soccer Month – Celebrating Soccer in America. Learn more about the messages of Youth Soccer Month - Fitness, Fun, Friends and Family!
About US Youth Soccer - The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest youth sports organization in the United States and largest member of the US Soccer Federation, registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.