FRISCO, Texas (August 15, 2022) – US Youth Soccer (USYS) is happy to announce that its National Grassroots Curriculum, the first of its kind, is now live.
Delivered exclusively through MOJO Sports’ mobile app, the curriculum provides practice plans and educational content to all members of USYS’s recreational family – including 400,000 coaches and more than 2 million players – and ensures every member has age-appropriate, engaging, and inclusive playing experiences.
MOJO’s app, which has seen encouraging early results in improving player satisfaction and retention for youth athletes since its creation last year, received the 2021 Webby Award as the best app in all of sports shortly after its launch. Its success has seen it become the trusted grassroots coaching app for the NBA, MLB, NFL Flag Football, and Major League Soccer, among many others.
“Millions of kids experience soccer for the first time through volunteer coaches,” said Skip Gilbert, CEO of US Youth Soccer. “Being able to support this segment with this remarkable grassroots curriculum will ensure that more kids stay involved with our sport, helping fulfill our vision of bringing communities together through the power of soccer making lifelong fans of the game.”
Every member of USYS’ recreational family has easy access to week-by-week developmental curriculums, including custom practice plans, which will utilize MOJO’s award-winning videos and decades of coaching expertise, with just a couple of taps.
The National Grassroots Curriculum will include two options for members: a 10-week program for those aged 6-14 and a seven-week program for those aged 12-14.
“This is an invaluable resource for coaches of all experience levels,” said Ben Sherwood, Founder and CEO of MOJO. “The USYS coaching education team did a tremendous job creating this playbook for their coaches and families. It combines incredible mentorship with practical, easy-to-follow practice guides so that every grassroots coach and player have the best possible experience.”
The MOJO app is available on iOS and Android platforms. For information on how to get MOJO for your youth sports organization, visit: https://www.mojo.sport/organizations.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources, and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 2.5 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 54 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches, and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.
MOJO is on a mission to make youth sports more fun for everyone – one kid, one coach, one team at a time. Launched in 2021, MOJO is a robust digital platform that empowers parents who coach youth sports to bring world-class training to the largest pool of players in the world – kids aged 13 and under. Supporting more than 250,000 families in its first year, MOJO believes that youth sports has the power to transform lives, not just for the kids on the field but the coaches and parents on the sidelines. MOJO is committed to equity, inclusion and helping to level the playing field for kids everywhere. For more information, visit www.mojo.sport.