US Youth Soccer is kicking off their annual Youth Soccer Month – Celebrating Soccer in America in September. There are various activities and items throughout the month promoting the benefits of soccer. The purpose of Youth Soccer Month 2017 is to raise awareness of the game’s many advantages and encourage others to continue enjoying soccer, bringing kids and families together for a national celebration. The theme this year is getting into the game, work with family and friends, build relationships, and health and fitness.
- Wednesday, Sept. 6, is 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.”
- Set aside time on Thursday, Sept. 21 to join National Make Your Own Ball Day. Encourage colleges, leagues, clubs, teams and families to join in on the fun. The mission 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.
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