Stay connected on www.YouthSoccerMonth.org and social media to see how US Youth Soccer shares the messages of these four themes.
STREET SOCCER DAY
To kick off the fun, US Youth Soccer has set apart the first Wednesday, Sept. 6, to hold the sixth annual Street Soccer Day. To participate is simple. Organize a time and place for players to come together and play pick-up games.
“Soccer brings families together in a fun environment and this year, Youth Soccer Month hopes to encourage groups to enjoy the sport in a fun way with Street Soccer Day,” said Sam Snow, Director of Coaching for US Youth Soccer. “All are encouraged to join the celebration of Youth Soccer Month and see what we can do together to increase the number of people enjoying our game and furthering their own health and enjoyment.”
MAKE YOUR OWN BALL DAY
After a successful first year in 2015, US Youth Soccer is collaborating once again with the Make Your Own Ball Day initiative this September and encourages colleges, leagues, clubs, teams and families to set time aside on Thursday, Sept. 21 to join National Make Your Own Ball Day.
The mission of Make Your Own Ball Day is to use a ball to help kids create, connect, give, appreciate and play. MYOBD promotes and supports the passions of kids for sport and uses soccer as a platform for change.
CONTESTS AND GIVEAWAYS
Throughout the month, in addition to promoting the benefits of being active through youth soccer, several chances to win soccer-related prizes will be available on the Youth Soccer Month website as well as social media. People will have the chance to win a soccer ball every day in the annual Ball-A-Day Giveaway or a sports bag full of US Youth Soccer items in the weekly Bag Bundle Contest.
Make sure you check out the Youth Soccer Month Calendar as several State Association and college events are scheduled across the country, where spectators will receive Youth Soccer Month freebies as they cheer on their team.
How can you celebrate?
Street Soccer Day
Make Your Own Ball Day
Youth Soccer Month Contests
Check out all the Youth Soccer Month Events
From ways to help grow the game to the fun giveaways to the different types of events taking place, follow the celebration online and show us how you’re getting involved using #YSM2017.
Learn more at www.YouthSoccerMonth.org on how to get involved and share your ideas. Please contact JoEllen DeLeon at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to get your event added to our calendar.