2014 Youth Soccer Month

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For the 12th year, September is designated "Youth Soccer Month"!

New Mexico Youth Soccer Association proudly supports Youth Soccer Month and encourages our member Leagues and Clubs to celebrate youth soccer during the month of September.  Visit the US Youth Soccer Youth Soccer Month web site for ideas and activities your Club or League could use.

Planned Youth Soccer Month activities:

  • Enjoy the International Legends Cup, Saturday, September 13, 2014, at University Stadium.

  • See the US Youth Soccer press release, about the 40th anniversary of US Youth Soccer and the Youth Soccer Month activities in "40 Days to Play Soccer for a Change."

  • NM Governor's 2014 Youth Soccer Month proclamation.

  • Participate in US Youth Soccer's partner program with Athlete.com, an innovative social fundraising platform, to provide a fun, active and effective way to raise money to offset the costs to participate in youth soccer. Players, coaches and administrators can participate by creating a free account and tracking their running, walking, biking or other exercise through the per-mile fundraisers. In addition to raising money for their own costs, 5 percent of every dollar raised will go to support US Youth Soccer’s efforts to expand soccer in underserved communities through programs like Soccer Across America [more information and sign-up].

  • Participate in US Youth Soccer's partner program with Merck Consumer Care’s Active Family Project to encourage families to Play For A Change this September. The program promotes being active together as a family through soccer, while also making a positive change in the lives of those less fortunate. To celebrate Youth Soccer Month, the Active Family Project will donate up to $15,000 to US Youth Soccer to go toward soccer equipment and training in underserved communities by donating a $1 for every like, comment or share on the Active Family Project Facebook page from August 19 through September 30, 2014.

  • In addition to these cause-related campaigns, visit the Youth Soccer Month contest page to participate in several daily/weekly giveaways, including the Ball-A-Day Giveaway, Back-to-School-Backpack Giveaway, Coaches Kits, Mia Hamm autographed soccer ball and more.

[additional planned activities will be posted here as they are announced]

If your Club or League is sponsoring a Youth Soccer Month activity you would like listed here, please contact our webmaster.

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