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I Want to Play Soccer!

August 1, 2010 10:00 PM
 
Get out! Get fit! Get active!

Get out and get in the game by playing soccer. Playing soccer improves your fitness level, teaches good sportsmanship and is a great way to meet new friends.
 
Did you know that US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in the country? There is a US Youth Soccer State Association with full-time staff in every state.
 
US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers. More kids are involved in US Youth Soccer than Little League, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and Pop Warner. In fact, over 85 percent of all registered players in the United States are US Youth Soccer members.
 
US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. US Youth Soccer is The Game for ALL Kids!® Click here to learn more about US Youth Soccer programs.
 
How to Join
You can sign-up for a youth program by contacting your US Youth Soccer State Association. US Youth Soccer is comprised of 55 member state associations and is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. For the complete state association directory, click here. Your state association can help you with possible clubs or leagues to get involved in and offers a number of services to those looking to get in the game.
 
In 2007, US Youth Soccer created "Get Out and Get into the Game" public service announcement to encourage children to be more active and adopt healthier habits. The PSA shows kids playing a game of soccer against a team representing common bad behaviors: Obesity, Soda after Soda, Too Much TV and Junk Food. The children triumph over these bad habits to win the match.
 
Watch Public Service Announcement video [link]
 

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