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Tennessee State Soccer Association Celebrates Fourth Annual Youth Soccer Month

September 4, 2006 10:00 PM
Tennessee State Soccer Association will be helping The Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga take part in a national celebration this month, recognizing the fourth annual Youth Soccer Month on Saturday, September 30.

Interest in the sport of soccer is at its highest levels ever in the United States, with more than 19 million children ages 5-19, participating regularly. In fact, more children are 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.

The day long festival will include skill-sessions, small-sided games, along with music, food, and ‘goodie bags’ for the children.

Nationally, a series of messages and themes will be communicated to illustrate the essence of youth soccer. Each week during Youth Soccer Month a different message will be the focus of “Celebrating Soccer in America.” The four messages of Youth Soccer month are:

- Fitness: The health and fitness (physical, psychological and social) benefits of playing soccer.
- Fun: Whether recreational or competitive in nature, involvement in soccer is easy, affordable and rewarding.
- Family: Playing soccer ties families together as schedules, vacations and family time are coordinated.
- Friendship: The relationships generated through playing soccer extend beyond the field.

Youth Soccer Month will also highlight the various programs available to children interested in participating in soccer, including the inner city, special needs, recreational and elite soccer programs that have facilitated the growth of the sport at all levels.

For more information on Youth Soccer Month visit Information about Tennessee State Soccer and the Chattanooga Boys & Girls Club can be found at and




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