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Washington Youth Soccer Teams With Shutterfly To Put Parents On The Sidelines at State Cup!

Have you ever wanted to go down on the sidelines and shoot close-up photos of your favorite teams and players in the heat of the action? Well, thanks to a partnership between Washington Youth Soccer and Shutterfly, several parents had that opportunity during recent Commissioners’ Cup, Challenge Cup and US Youth Soccer Washington State Championships semi-finals and finals.

Restricted access was made possible this spring for the first time, as Washington Youth Soccer offered an exclusive “Official Sideline State Cup Photographer Press Pass” to teams playing in the Cups. To secure the team pass, each coach appointed an official team photographer — usually an enthusiastic parent with a knack for photography — to enjoy restricted sideline access, and then set up a team Share site so the photographer could privately share pictures taken with the other players’ parents and team members.

By the end of the first two weekends of State Cup, nearly half of the teams competing had a photographer snapping action shots on the sideline, and eager parents looked forward to checking out these exclusive access photos on their team’s Share site.

For their dedication, Shutterfly also rewarded team photographers. Each received a complimentary 8x8 photo books to turn game pictures into keepsakes of the team and their experience on the sideline. Plus, the entire team had a chance to preserve and share their memories on the team’s Share site. As parents returned home from the games, they could readily view pictures posted the by team photographer and other parents, order prints of their favorite pictures or even turn them in their own photo books.

And remember — even if you weren’t one of the lucky parents shooting from field level, you can still share all of your favorite memories from the season with the other members of your team by setting up a team Share Site on Shutterfly! Click here to learn more.

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