What is Youth Soccer Month?
Recognizing the impact and importance the sport of soccer plays in the day-to-day lives of America’s families, US Youth Soccer, with 3.2 million members, the nation’s largest youth sports association, is spearhead Youth Soccer Month - Celebrating Soccer in America, in September. Why is soccer so popular? Because it offers children the opportunity to participate in a healthy lifestyle, be physically active and develop social skills while making new friends.
Goals of Youth Soccer Month
- Raise awareness of US 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
The Four Pillars of Youth Soccer Month
Throughout Youth Soccer Month, a series of messages will be highlighted to illustrate “Celebrating Soccer in America.” Each week during Youth Soccer Month, a different message will be the focus of communication and programming:
Week One - Fitness
The health and fitness (physical, psychological and social) benefit of playing soccer.
Week Two - Friendship
The relationships and fun generated through playing soccer extend beyond the field.
Week Three - Family
Playing soccer ties families together as schedules, vacation and family time are coordinated.
Week Four - Fun
Whether recreational or competitive in nature, involvement in soccer is easy and affordable.
Resources - Visit US Youth Soccer for downloadable materials, logos and more.