US Youth Soccer is excited to announce a new partnership with Soccer Shots, recognizing it as “The Official Two to Five-Year-Old Soccer Program of US Youth Soccer.”
Together, US Youth Soccer and Soccer Shots will strive to impact players between the ages of 2 and 5 with the goal of providing a beneficial growth and development experience for each child. The partnership will provide US Youth Soccer State Associations and clubs with a high-quality program that targets the younger age groups.
“Soccer Shots is one of the fastest growing franchisors in the nation and a recognized leader in child development soccer for boys and girls ages 2-5,” US Youth Soccer CEO Chris Moore said. “Both of our organizations share a common mission, which is to impact and foster the development of youth through soccer. Therefore, there is a great opportunity and potential within this partnership to continue to spread the impact of soccer to an even larger group of people.”
Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. The Soccer Shots team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Soccer Shots offers three different programs to meet the developmental needs of children aged 2-5.
“Soccer Shots is thrilled to partner with US Youth Soccer and be endorsed as the official provider of soccer programming for children ages two to five-years-old, an age group we’ve served since our founding in 1998,” commented Soccer Shots CEO, Justin Bredeman. “This mutually beneficial partnership will offer our franchise owners/operators an opportunity to build their existing programs or launch new ones, and help build US Youth Soccer club membership. Most importantly, this partnership lays the foundation to increase participation in the sport among young children across the country.”
Soccer Shots’ curriculum-based program is currently offered through 112 franchises operating in more than 180 territories across nearly 40 states, and runs its programming in 6,000 childcare centers. In 2016, the organization served over 335,000 children. For more information on Soccer Shots or to find a program near you, visit www.soccershots.org.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
About Soccer Shots: Located just outside Harrisburg, Pa., Soccer Shots is an international franchise program that provides children ages two through eight with a developmentally appropriate soccer and character development experience under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches. The curriculum-based program is offered through 112 franchises operating in more than 180 territories across nearly 40 states and Canada. Soccer Shots was founded by two professional soccer players who identified a need for quality and engaging soccer programs to children under age eight. For more information or to find a program near you, visit www.soccershots.org.