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Eighth annual Youth Soccer Month comes to a close

October 4, 2010 10:00 PM
 
Youth Soccer Month expanded to new heights this year by delivering 500 Game-in-a-Box kits to players along the nearly 5,000 mile path the Giant Jersey Tour traveled. The tour made a total of 14 stops and traveled to each US Youth Soccer region. Stops were made at a school, two tournaments, three MLS games, a festival and seven Sports Authority stores.
 
As the tour traveled around the United States and 50 colleges held Youth Soccer Month games, 10,000 hand fans, 5,000 stickers, 1,200 buttons  and 1,500 pom poms, 1,500 T-shirts, school kits and wrist bands, and were given away in addition to numerous other goodies. US Youth Soccer sponsors also were involved including adidas, Sports Authority, Liberty Mutual, Fox Soccer Channel, MLS, Sunbelt, Degree, Kwik Goal and CHIP. There was plenty to keep the fans engaged and to spread the message of Youth Soccer Month. There is no question that Youth Soccer Month was celebrated across America this September.
 
For the second year, US Youth Soccer tweeted and updated Youth Soccer Month fans on Twitter and Facebook. Our Facebook fans doubled this year! Continue sharing photos and Youth Soccer Month memories.
 
Continued in 2010, Youth Soccer Month Action Days encouraged everyone to get involved in the celebration. Four fun training activities kept everyone in the action on Thursdays and children shared their soccer pride by wearing their jersey to school on Fridays during Youth Soccer Month.

Youth Soccer Month is dedicated to increasing awareness of the benefits of playing youth soccer in America. The goals of Youth Soccer Month are:
1.       Emphasize soccer as the No. 1 youth participation sport in America and as a leading contributor to the healthy lifestyle of millions of American families.
2.       Bring kids and families of all ages and all abilities together for fun, family, friendship and fitness.
3.       Highlight the various programs available to children interested in participating in soccer, including inner-city, special needs, recreational and elite soccer programs.
 
As the eighth annual Youth Soccer Month comes to an end, please continue to send stories and pictures of how you chose to celebrate to sholtz@usyouthsoccer.org.  We look forward to Youth Soccer Month 2011 and the new events and stories to come.  Remember, one of the fastest ways you can support Youth Soccer Month is to change an existing event to a Youth Soccer Month related title.  To all of those who created special events around the celebration – THANK YOU! 
 
Does the excitement of Youth Soccer Month have you ready to get out and get in the game, but you don't know how to register? US Youth Soccer offers recreational and competitive soccer programs for all boys and girls ages 5-19. You can register to play through your US Youth Soccer State Association. By calling your State Association, you will be directed to a club and league near you to contact for registration information. Get your State Association information and begin the process by clicking here.
 
For more information about Youth Soccer Month, visit www.YouthSoccerMonth.org.  

Thank you again for your support of Youth Soccer Month and the millions of youth athlete participants!
 

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