September Designated as Youth Soccer Month
4 Sep, 2015
In September 2015, the National Youth Soccer Month campaign celebrates its thirteenth year of educating the public about the joys, rewards and benefits of playing youth soccer, and offers a variety of resources to get involved.
US Youth Soccer notes, “We hope that visitors to this site will join us in September and all year as we reach out to soccer enthusiasts throughout the United States with our messages about youth soccer and the many advantages of the sport.
“We hope that you will choose a unique way to celebrate soccer in September and spread the message about your positive experiences. On this website you will find ideas and materials to use for your celebration and increase public awareness of the many benefits of playing youth soccer.”
The goals of Youth Soccer Month are as follows:
Raise awareness of youth soccer and the benefits of playing the game.
Emphasize soccer as the number one youth participation sport in America and a leading contributor to the healthy lifestyle of millions of American families
Bring kids and families of all ages and all abilities together for fun, friendship and fitness.
Highlight the various programs available to children interested in participating in soccer, including inner-city, special needs, recreational and elite soccer programs.
US Youth Soccer notes, “Anyone can spread the message about his or her positive experience with youth soccer. Youth Soccer Month celebrations can be found at soccer practices and tournaments, businesses, nonprofit and community centers, shopping malls, schools, private homes...just about anywhere that kids who play soccer and those involved with those kids may gather. People who organize Youth Soccer Month Celebrations are soccer volunteers and administrators, parents, coaches, players...anyone who wants to celebrate our sport.”
A special website has been set up for Youth Soccer Month, and visitors are invited to click here to tell how they get involved in and celebrate Youth Soccer in America. The website youthsoccermonth.org will carry constant updates as well.