Each month, we will be recognizing one male and one female US Youth Soccer Player of the Month with the Clif Kid Raise the Bar Award. Clif Kid will provide each recipient with a prize pack featuring Clif bars, apparel, a $25 gift card and more!
The players who are selected will represent a balance of athletic achievement, sportsmanship and citizenship. Examples of these characteristics include:
- Impactful or notable in-game performance
- Displays good sportsmanship and the promotion of teamwork
- Community service
- Superior academic achievement
- Overcoming personal obstacles
While great performances in the game of soccer are appreciated, it's important to note that accomplishments off the field are valued just as much as those achieved on the field. Nominate a player today!
This month's honorees are...
Female Player of the Month
Jada from Camden, Del.
Jada is an amazing dual sport athlete. Not only does she play soccer for Continental Football Club, she also made the varsity high school teams for both of her sports and made an immediate impact with her teams. Jada maintains a 3.2 GPA, and she has a passion and commitment to students with special needs. She has volunteered with the Special Olympics, US Youth Soccer’s TOPSoccer program as well as the Down Syndrome Association Buddy wall. Jada is a leader and a strong advocate for those less fortunate.
Male Player of the Month
Nathan from Cold Spring, Ky.
Nathan has been a leader from his first day of playing soccer. He was diagnosed with a brain condition called Chiari malformation in which the doctors never thought he would play competitive soccer. Nathan now plays for Cincinnati United Premier 01, which competes in the US Youth Soccer National League. He is the captain of his high school team as well as a community leader. He is a Children’s Hospital Champion, which means he is an advocate as well as a speaker for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to raise awareness and funds for the neurosurgery department.