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US Youth Soccer announces partnership with Yokohama Tire Corporation


FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2017) — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce a multi-year partnership with Yokohama Tire Corporation, making YTC the “Official Tire Sponsor of US Youth Soccer.”

The partnership, which was first announced at the US Youth Soccer Workshop and NSCAA Convention in Los Angeles this past weekend, will also feature YTC as the title sponsor of the Yokohama Skills Challenge. The Yokohama Skills Challenge will be a nationwide tour designed to help children of all ages develop a variety of core soccer skills in a fun, engaging way.

“We recognize the countless hours our dedicated members spend on the road each year, and we are fortunate to have a dynamic, proactive sponsor like Yokohama Tire join the US Youth Soccer family,” said Christopher Moore, US Youth Soccer’s chief executive officer. “Their ongoing participation, especially with the Yokohama Skills Challenge, will definitely make a difference in children’s lives and help support our mission, which is to cultivate the growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels, and to make it fun so it becomes a lifelong passion.”

As an Official Sponsor of US Youth Soccer, Yokohama will also receive a sponsor page on US Youth Soccer’s website, online and print advertising in US Youth Soccer publications, social media posts on Facebook and Twitter, branding at US Youth Soccer events and more.

“US Youth Soccer is the largest youth sports organization in the country and a remarkable group to partner with,” said Alan Holtschneider, Yokohama Tire director of marketing. “Through soccer, they teach the value of teamwork to millions of children across the country. We’re glad to support them with opportunities like the Yokohama Skills Challenge, which will help keep kids active by developing fundamental soccer skills.”

For more information on US Youth Soccer and its programs, visit Connect with US Youth Soccer on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


About Yokohama Tire Corporation
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires that’s celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit

Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Care & Safety” section at


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