Category Archives: WA Youth Soccer

Friday Freebies: Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

One of the great member benefits of Washington Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer is that we are able to partner with corporate scholarship and grant programs to create opportunities for your players to earn college scholarships and for your Clubs and Associations to earn grants for soccer programs. Below are two opportunities that US Youth Soccer supports and we encourage you to pass the word on to your parents and board members. Continue reading

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Friday Freebies: Free Webinars on Child Abuse Prevention in Youth Sports

WA Youth Soccer takes risk management seriously – our players’ safety is our highest priority and we are always looking for resources to help our parents and volunteers create the safest environment for their children to enjoy soccer. With high-profile child abuse cases garnering media attention recently, our organizations have the opportunity and responsibility to learn how to prevent such tragedies from occurring and how to create clear policies for reporting abuse should they occur. The Positive Coaching Alliance and Kidpower will be hosting two FREE webinars in early February on how to fight abuse in youth sports. Continue reading

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TOPSoccer Featured on KOMO 4 News!

The District 3 TOPSoccer Fall Jamboree is featured on this week’s installment of Eric’s Little Heroes on KOMO 4 News! Click here to watch the video. A huge thank you and congratulations goes out to District 3 for hosting the … Continue reading

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Join Us For Free Educational Sessions on January 28th!

Here at Set Plays, I often post about upcoming webinars, seminars and educational opportunities that are free or low-cost and provide valuable information about nonprofit best practices.  Now, I’m excited to share that WA Youth Soccer will be hosting our … Continue reading

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In the News: Sepp Blatter’s Comments on Racism

It’s likely that racism in soccer will continue to be a topic in the news this week after FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s comments. Our organization’s mission is to develop players not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. How can we turn these discussions to character-building opportunities? If the comments come up in conversations with your members, how will your organization handle it? Continue reading

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Connecting with your Community: Making Cold Calls

You may never get over the general discomfort of making a cold call but you can get better at it! To improve your cold calling skills and build membership, here are a few tips that can help you make the call and get results. Continue reading

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Fill Out Our Survey About Advertising for Registration!

Our marketing department is beginning to put together resources for our Clubs and Associations about advertising and promotion of your organizations in your local community, but first we’d like to hear what you’re already doing so we can make sure … Continue reading

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Community Project Opportunity through Leadership Tomorrow Seattle – Application Deadline Next Wednesday

A great way to connect with your community is to become a member of your local chamber of commerce. Washington Youth Soccer is a member of both the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, … Continue reading

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Preparing Players for Life After Youth Soccer – One Club’s Approach

Because we are a soccer organization, we focus a majority of our efforts on the physical development of players but it’s equally important for our organizations to support the mental and emotional growth of our players. Soccer is our organization’s tool for assisting our players and parents in answering a big question: how do I, the player, prepare for life? Continue reading

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Growing Youth Soccer: How Well Do You Connect with Your Community?

As we saw on Saturday, October 15th when 64,000 plus fans watched Kasey Keller play his last regular-season home game at CenturyLink Field, the soccer community in Washington is passionate and growing fast! This wave of soccer enthusiasm paired with an increase in the youth population in our state means that our youth soccer community could experience a boom in registration if we work more closely with our local communities. Continue reading

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