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Youth Soccer Month offers many ways to celebrate

August 23, 2006 10:00 PM

In addition to Youth Soccer Month celebrations at over 90 men’s and women’s college games, seven MLS teams are celebrating at their home games and 20 free clinics are being held by city and US Youth Soccer State Associations.


Everyone can celebrate Youth Soccer Month with their favorite MLS team in September. The Colorado Rapids, DC United, KC Wizards, Real Salt Lake, New York Red Bulls, Chicago Fire and The Columbus Crew are all be hosting events. The teams will also be participating in the Youth Soccer Month $10,000 Kick Contest and with a number of free items, such as thunder stix, t-shirts and more.

You can improve your skills or learn how to play soccer at one of 20 free Youth Soccer Month Clinics taking place across the country through US Youth Soccer State Associations: Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (6), United States Youth Soccer Nevada (4) as well as Missouri, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Ohio-North and South Dakota State Youth Soccer Associations who are each hosting a clinic in support of Youth Soccer Month. The City of Houston Youth Soccer Association (3) will join the celebration by hosting three clinics. Andy Dorman of the New England Revolution will be on site to sign autographs and take pictures during the second annual New Hampshire Soccer Association's clinic.

Get out and join the celebration at any of these events where you can also get a Shoot and Score game card to win even more prizes. In September, go to to register for the grand prize – a trip for four to the 2006 MLS Cup in Frisco, Texas.

Click here for a schedule of Youth Soccer Month events. Learn more about how you can celebrate Youth Soccer Month by visiting Celebrating In Your Area. Tell us how you are going to celebrate!

Want to play youth soccer in your area, but don't know how to register? US Youth Soccer offers recreational and competitive soccer programs for boys and girls ages five - 19. US Youth Soccer also offers programs for children and teens with disabilities and economically disadvantaged kids. You can register to play youth soccer through your state association. By calling your state association, you will be directed to a club and league near you to contact for registration information. Select your state and begin the process by clicking here.

For more information or questions about Youth Soccer Month, click here.


About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit

Media Request: When referring to the United States Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, please refer to the association only as US Youth Soccer, and never as USYS or USYSA. We appreciate your cooperation.




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