Youth Soccer Month: Weekend Preview
September 7, 2006 10:00 PM
The second weekend of Youth Soccer Month
2006, the fourth celebration of the nation’s most popular participatory sport, promises fun, excitement and educational experiences for everyone.
Colleges and universities from the northeast to the heartland will be hosting Youth Soccer Month celebrations while the first four “Youth Soccer Month Clinics” will be hosted. In addition to training tips and exercise, clinic attendees will also receive Youth Soccer Month prizes for their participation.
At the DC United game, two lucky fans will have the chance to participate in the Youth Soccer Month $10,000 Kick Contest. Fans will also receive Youth Soccer Month goodies, such as mini-stress balls, T-shirts and more.
Also, those present at any and all Youth Soccer Month celebrations will have a chance to get a Youth Soccer Month Shoot and Score contest game piece to win great Youth Soccer Month prizes and anyone can register to win a family trip to the 2006 MLS Cup in Frisco, Texas, at www.YouthSoccerMonth.org.
Below is a list of this weekend’s Youth Soccer Month celebrations. For further information, visit www.youthsoccermonth.org.
Thursday, September 7th
Missouri Youth Soccer Association Clinic
US Youth Soccer Nevada – Silver State Girls Soccer League Clinic
Friday, September 8th
Rowlett Youth Soccer Association Clinic (Rowlett, Texas)
City of Houston Youth Soccer League Clinic
Drexel Tournament (m)
• LaSalle vs. Howard
• Drexel vs. UMBC
SMU vs. UT-SA (w)
West Virginia vs. Cincinnati (m)
Wright State University vs. Kent State (w)
Saturday, September 9th
DC United vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Swarthmore vs. Widener (w)
Sunday, September 10th
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association Clinic (Wyoming Valley, PA)
New Hampshire Soccer Association Clinic
(m) – men’s games; (w) – women’s games
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, this September.
Throughout Youth Soccer Month 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: (Week of September 4)
The health and fitness (physical, psychological and social) benefits of playing soccer.
Fun: (Week of September 11)
Whether recreational or competitive in nature, involvement in soccer is easy, affordable and rewarding.
Family: (Week of September 18)
Playing soccer ties families together as schedules, vacations and family time are coordinated.
Friendship: (Week of September 25)
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 about Youth Soccer Month visit www.YouthSoccerMonth.org.
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 www.USYouthSoccer.org.