Where are youth playing soccer in the USA?

Across the USA soccer appears as the corner stone of attracting youth and their parents as one of the best team sports. From the ages of 5 up to 12 years old, soccer is played everywhere. While all the groups below have differing offerings, the idea and end results remain the same. Get the players on a team to:

  • Have fun
  • Exercise
  • Learn skills
  • Learn to work together as a team (team work)
  • Build relationships
  • Learn to communicate
  • Develop self –confidence
  • Develop empathy for others

Recently, in visiting with a several people, I learned that depending on the “level” of soccer parents sign their player up for, the cost can range from as low as $30 to $4,500 and beyond to be “on the team”.

While considering investing in their coaching and programming, parents may wish to ask themselves:

” Are my children benefiting greatly from a high cost program, or is the perception that because my children are in a high cost program, it is changing their or my status in the community?”

By Gordy

I have served in the capacity of the board-appointed leadership role (since 2014), and on the board since 2010.  I farm in west-central Minnesota. My prior business background includes co-founder and owner of Davis, Thomas & Associates, Inc. (DTA) with offices in Minneapolis MN, Chicago IL, and Bangalore India.  I was a former systems programmer in the banking, hospital, and transportation industries.