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GET READY FOR YOUTH SOCCER MONTH!

August is Youth Soccer Month, and Washington Youth Soccer is celebrating with clinics, features and fun activities for players of all ages and abilities — all leading up to the annual Wild Waves Kick-Off Bash on August 28!

In a new twist for 2011, each week of Youth Soccer Month will focus on a specific theme designed around the three pillars of the Washington Youth Soccer mission — ostering the physical, emotional and mental development of our players. In addition to publishing features and articles related to developing your game, Washington Youth Soccer will present interactive and instructional videos and highlight clubs and teams from across the state that are doing their part to promote the game.

In addition, there will be soccer-related games, contests and raffles on Facebook and Twitter.

It all kicks off July 29-31 with the Seattle Sounders Women hosting the USL W-League Semi-finals and Finals at Starfire Sports, where soccer fans can watch top national and international players give their all for the longest-running trophy in professional women's soccer.

See below for an outline of events throughout the month, then bookmark this link to stay on top of all the action as it happens! And to be the first to know about new events, contests and giveaways, follow our Youth Soccer Month Blog!


HELP THE SOUNDERS WOMEN GET A CHAMPIONSHIP START TO YOUTH SOCCER MONTH!


July 29-31 • USL W-League Semi-finals and Finals

Featuring the Seattle Sounders Women and the champions of the USL W-League's three regional conferences, the W-League semifinals and finals at Starfire Sports in Tukwila will give local soccer fans a rare chance to watch elite national and international stars compete for the oldest trophy in professional women's soccer — right on our home turf! In addition to two games each on Friday and Sunday, fans will have the chance to win prizes, receive autographs from players, and much more. Tickets are just $10 for a single day or $15 for the weekend, and kids under 10 get in free!


WEEK 1 • Aug. 1-Aug. 5 • Improve Your Moves!

Want to blow your friends and teammates away when you return to the pitch this fall? We’ll be kick-starting Youth Soccer Month with video how-tos, articles and other tips to impress your friends, stymie your opponents and unleash the Lionel Messi living inside the heart of every youth soccer player!


WEEK 2 • Aug. 8-Aug. 12 • Soccer Supports

Being a part of the Washington Youth Soccer family is about more than just building skills and winning games — it's about building communities as well. In this week, we'll highlight some of the clubs and teams across the state who are working together to give back to their local communities. Want to see your team or club profiled? Email Elizabeth Flannery, Director of Marketing & Communications, at Elizabeth@WashingtonYouthSoccer.org.


WEEK 3 • Aug. 15-19 • Play Healthy!

To achieve your highest potential as a player, you need to not only develop your tactical and technical skills, but also to make sure you're fueling your body the right way. Check in throughout the week for healthy and delicious snack recipes, tips for when and what to eat before a big game or practice, and more!


WEEK 4 • Aug. 22-26 • Game On!

The season is just a week away! Celebrate the end of Youth Soccer Month — and the start of the 2011-12 youth soccer season — with our annual pre-season Kickoff Bash at Wild Waves! Featuring games, contests, giveaways and the chance to meet other youth soccer players and members of Seattle Sounders FC, there's no better way to celebrate the end of summer and the start of the new soccer year. We'll build up to the party at Wild Waves throughout the week with features on building team spirit, thoughts from Washington Youth Soccer players on what they love about the game, their team and club, and more!


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