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Week Four is Here – Get out and join the national celebration today!

September 21, 2008 10:00 PM
 
 
Youth Soccer Month is nearing the end. Don't miss out on the fun! Time is running out to win tickets to MLS Cup and win great daily prizes in the Out of Control Scratch Off Contest! You have a chance to win Monday through Friday – visit the contest here link.
 
Do you have a photo you'd like to share? Maybe a photo of you and your friends in your soccer jerseys at school from last Friday? Send it to sholtz@usyouthsoccer.org today and don't forget about the Great Plays, Great Saves Photo Contest going on now!  Your photo could win a great prize.

The theme of week four is Fitness. This week, focus on the health and fitness (physical, psychological and social) benefits of playing soccer. Look to Thursday's Training Day activity to help improve your skills and fitness.
 
On Tuesday, September 30, Youth Soccer Month's Giant Jersey Tour wraps up with a large celebration at the adidas headquarters in Portland, Oregon. That will be the final day to donate used equipment to Passback and help set the World Record for Longest String of Shoes during Youth Soccer Month!
 
Below is the Youth Soccer Month schedule for the current week.
 
Mon., Sept. 22
 
Tues., Sept. 23
 
Wed., Sept. 24
Fair Play Day
 
Thurs., Sept. 25
Giant Jersey and YSM $10,000 Kick at Santa Clara University (CA) 
 
Fri., Sept. 26
 
Sat., Sept. 27
Giant Jersey at San Jose Earthquakes v. Real Salt Lake MLS Game
 
 
Follow Stickley on the Youth Soccer Month Giant Jersey Tour
Stickley, the US Youth Soccer mascot, is leading the tour taking pictures with fans and at various landmarks along the tour's route. Stickley is archiving his adventures in his very own blog, as well as post photos along the way. Check out Stickley and the Giant Jersey Tour in person or online.  
 

 
Great Contests Throughout Youth Soccer Month: 
 
Airheads Out of Control® Virtual Scratch Card online contest kicks off September 1. Don't miss out on your chance to win a trip to the MLS Cup in Carson City, Calif., or other great prizes. Visit http://www.YouthSoccerMonth.org Monday-Friday, September 1-26 and enter to win daily prizes and a chance at the grand prize, a trip for four to the MLS Cup. For a complete rules and details, click here.
 
The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports online photo contest "Great Plays, Great Saves" is kicked off September 1. Don't miss out on your chance to win great prizes and have your soccer star's photo showcased on YouthSoccerMonth.org
 
Youth Soccer Month's $10,000 Kick will be featured at select MLS and Fox Soccer Channel Game of the Week/NSCAA games during September. Last year, a contestant was within six inches of winning! With at least nine teams participating, maybe one lucky fan will win this year. Home teams will select a fan for the chance to win $10,000 during a halftime kick. Contestants will all receive a prize pack for participating.
 
 
 
For more ideas and activities to celebrate Youth Soccer Month, go to /soccermonth
 
Youth Soccer Month is celebrated nationally every September and is dedicated to expanding the game of soccer in America. US Youth Soccer leads the initiative to bring together kids and families of all ages and abilities to reinforce the four fundamentals of soccer: Fun, Family, Friendship and Fitness. Implemented in 2002, Youth Soccer Month raises awareness of youth soccer as well as the benefits of the game while emphasizing the No. 1 youth participation sport in America and a leading contributor to the healthy lifestyles of millions of American families.
 
 

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