US Youth Soccer wants to kick off this Youth Soccer Month with something new. Join us in celebrating the inaugural Street Soccer day! Street Soccer Month will take place on Wednesday Sept. 5th during Fun Week.
The plan for Street Soccer Day is for clubs all across the United States to set apart this day as one where players come in to have pick-up games. This set up can be as organized or unorganized as the club desires. Clubs can even set it up to be a Play Day (which has evolved into the Human Development program - http://www.soccerindiana.org/education/hd.aspx
) as envisioned by Vince Ganzberg, former Technical Director for Indiana Soccer.
Another way could be to simply encourage coaches to step aside at training sessions that day and let the players take charge. Regardless of how the club sets up the day, the idea is to give the game back to the players. Part of the thrill for the players is in knowing that other players just like them, all across the country, are having a game just like theirs.
Make sure you check out Sam Snow's Blog
for more insight on Street Soccer Day!
Follow this link
to download the mp3 for the contest. Use this file and footage from Street Soccer Day and other activities you do during Youth Soccer Month to create your own soccer montage. Show us your skills, tell us why you love soccer or what you did to join the Youth Soccer Month celebration! The best two videos will receive an awesome gift courtesy of US Youth Soccer. Post your videos to our US Youth Soccer Facebook Page
for a chance to win. We look forward to seeing how awesome your Youth Soccer Month has been.
The contest will close at the end of Youth Soccer Month.