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YOUTH SOCCER MONTH ACTIVITIES IN 2015

If you attend one of these events, do not forget to take a picture showing how you are celebrating the Youth Soccer Month and post on Twitter with tag to @SoccerIndiana and @IndyEleven and hash tag #YSM2015 for a chance to win an apparel package
(Indy Eleven Jersey and Indiana Soccer Hoodie) 


What

Who

When

Where

Link

College Game &

Indy Eleven Game (Heritage Night and Pizza Pitch Nic Combo Night)

 

YSM Activity: -“Future Stars Skills Challenge” – (Boys and Girls Ages 6-14)


-Hispanic Heritage Night with music and food


- Pizza Pitch Nic Combo for $20

-Youth Soccer clinic at half time


-Indy Eleven Players autograph session during second half of college game

Bethel College vs Indiana Tech

and

Indy Eleven vs. Jacksonville Armada

 

 

September 5 @ 7:30pm

Carroll Stadium @ Indianapolis, Indiana

www.indyeleven.com

 

http://www.indyeleven.com/news/2015/08/27/pitchnic-indyeleven

 

Indy Eleven Game

 

YSM Activity:

-Make Your Own Ball (kids will learn how to make their own soccer ball)

Indy Eleven vs. FC Edmonton

 

 

September 19 @ 7:30pm

Carroll Stadium @ Indianapolis, Indiana

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IUPUI Men’s Team

 

YSM Activity: -Post-game autograph session

-FREE admission

IUPUI vs Butler

 

September 1st @ 7:30pm

Carroll Stadium @ Indianapolis, Indiana

http://www.iupuijags.com/sports/2014/8/19/SOC_0819143604.aspx

IUPUI Men’s Team

 

YSM Activity: -Post-game autograph session

-FREE admission

IUPUI vs Western Michigan

September 6th @ 1:00pm

Carroll Stadium @ Indianapolis, Indiana

 

IUPUI Women’s Team

 

YSM Activity: -Post-game autograph session

-FREE admission

IUPUI vs Butler

September 1st @ 5:00pm

Carroll Stadium @ Indianapolis, Indiana

http://www.iupuijags.com/sports/2014/8/19/SOC_0819143604.aspx

IUPUI Women’s Team

 

YSM Activity: -Post-game autograph session

-FREE admission

IUPUI vs Murray State

September 20th @ 1:00pm

Carroll Stadium @ Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Bethel College Men’s Team

 

YSM Activity: -Youth Team U13 boys game prior to Bethel College match

-“Future Stars Skills Challenge” and Pizza on the field at half time

Bethel College vs Campbellsville

 

 

September 12th @ 2:30 and @ 5pm Bethel College vs Campbellsville

Bethel College

 

Marian University Men’s Team

 

YSM Activity:

-FREE admission

-Ball kid and/or walk out introductions

-Club will be mentioned at halftime

-Given any items supplied by Indiana Soccer. 

 

Marian vs Oakland City

 

 

September 12th

Marian University

 

Indiana University Men’s Team

 

YSM Activity: -Bubble Soccer match and  pictures available for kids at halftime

IU vs Rutgers

 

September 20th

@ 12:00pm

Indiana University

 

Indiana University Women’s Team

 

YSM Activity: -Bubble Soccer match and  pictures available for kids at halftime

-Free Admission

 

IU vs Northwestern University

 

September 20th @ 3:00pm

Indiana University

 

Ball State Women’s Team

 

YSM Activity: -Post-Game autographs session

Ball State vs Eastern Michigan

 

September 25th @ 5:00pm

Ball State University

 

Ball State Women’s Team

 

YSM Offer:
-$1 oncession stand items

 

Ball State vs Ohio

 

October 11th

@ 2:00pm

Ball State University

 

Mayor’s International Futsal Cup

 

YSM Activity: -Fun Zone with inflatable, numbered goal, small sided goals, target goal, soccer tennis
-Street Soccer event

Futsal Cup Matches

 

September 18-20th @ All Day

Pan Am Plaza

 

University of Evansville Men’s Team

YSM Offer:
- Wear your soccer jersey and receive FREE admission

University of Evansville vs Missouri State

October 24th @ 7.00pm CDT

Evansville

http://gopurpleaces.com/sports/2015/8/27/MSOC_0827153436.aspx

 



WHAT IS YOUTH SOCCER MONTH?

YSM Logo
Youth Soccer Month is designed to help members in your community get involved and celebrate Soccer in your own unique way. Interest in the sport of soccer is at its highest level ever, with more than 19 million children ages 5 – 19, from Portland, ME to Portland, OR, on city streets and in suburban fields, playing the game.  More children are participating in organized soccer than any other sport.  For these children, soccer is more than a pastime, it is a passion. 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 spearheading the fourth annual Youth Soccer Month - Celebrating Soccer in America, this September.  Why is soccer so popular?  Because it offers children, both girls and boys the opportunity to participate in a healthy lifestyle, be physically active and develop social skills while making new friends.

WHAT TO DO TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL ACTIVITY?
1. Get together with your club represenatives and choose a day during the month of September to organize an activity to celebrate the four pillars of Youth Soccer Month - FUN, FAMILY, FITNESS and FRIENDSHIP.
2. Once you decide the activity's details, date, time and location, reach out to your city representatives and request them to proclaim September as the Youth Soccer Month.  See a sample of a proclamation below and do not forget to invite them to your activity to announce the proclamation.  This can help you to build a good relationship with your goverment representatives.
3. If you do not think you can do this activity on your own, request your local colleges, universities, businesses and organizations to partner you to accomplish your goal. 
4. Reach out to Indy Eleven and Indiana Soccer to request their presence to power your activity with give away items and contests.  Please notice that their presence will be based on availability.  
5. Share your activity with Indiana Soccer in Facebook and Twitter using hash tag #YSM2015 for others to see what you are doing. Do not forget to like Indiana Soccer and Indy  Eleven in Facebook and follow us in Twitter!

YOUTH SOCCER MONTH PACKAGE FOR CLUBS:
YSM_Proclamation_Sample
YSM_Clubs_Proclamation Request
YSM_Clubs_Promotional Material
YSM_University / College Support

YSM_University/College Soccer Match_Announcemente
YSM_University/College Public Service Announcement_Script


INDIANA SOCCER AND INDY ELEVEN WILL SUPPORT AND POWER YOUR ACTIVITIES
- Indiana Soccer and Indy Eleven will attend your event.  Please notice that Indy Eleven and Indiana Soccer attendance will be based on availability.
- Indiana Soccer and Indy Eleven will provide promotional and branding material to enhance and power your activities.
- Indiana Soccer and Indy Eleven will promote your activities via email, website and social media.

Request your Youth Soccer Month promotional package HERE

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Goals of Youth Soccer Month

  • Youth Soccer Month can be implemented for a day, week or the entire month of September. 
  • 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 urban programs, programs for children with special needs, recreational  and elite soccer programs 
 
Celebrating Soccer in America
Additionally, Youth Soccer Month is comprised of a month-long mixture of national and grassroots events designed to raise awareness of the benefits of participating in “The beautiful game.”  Youth Soccer Month also highlights the various programs available to children interested in participating in soccer, including the inner city, special needs, recreational and elite soccer programs that have facilitated the growth of the sport at all levels. 
In fact, the messages of Youth Soccer Month mirror those of the
President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports  communicating the importance of physical activity/fitness and exercise and their link to good health, while also furthering President Obama's vision of a healthier United States where citizens are physically active every day, value nutrition and avoid risky behaviors.

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 - Fun:  The health and fitness (physical, psychological and social) benefit of playing soccer… Learn More
Week Two - Family:  The relationships and fun generated through playing soccer extend beyond the field… Learn More
Week Three - Friendship:  Playing soccer ties families together as schedules, vacation and family time are coordinated… Learn More
Week Four - Fitness:  Whether recreational or competitive in nature, involvement in soccer is easy and affordable... Learn more



 
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