New Youth Soccer Month Raffle – Tickets to Wild Waves!

We are giving away 22 tickets for one lucky team to come to Wild Waves for our 2011 Season Kick-Off Bash!

What does team spirit mean to you? Now is your chance to highlight your team and let us know what team spirit means to you. We want to hear about how your team shows, or has shown, team spirit. Answer this question for your chance to win 22 tickets to the Wild Waves Theme Park for our Annual Kick-Off Bash on August 28th! Leave a reply below and you will be entered into the drawing on August 22, 2011!

Easy Steps on How to Enter:
1) Read the full Official Rules, located here
2) Leave a reply to this blog post answering “What does team spirit mean to you?”
3) Check email on August 22, 2011 to see if you have won the Grand Prize!

*Please read the full Official Rules, if you are under 18 a parent/guardian (’s) permission in needed in order to enter*

Youth Soccer Month Updates

Youth Soccer Month is in full swing and we have some updates for you:

1) The winner of our first giveaway (a week of Sounders FC Camp) has been officially  notified – we will announce the winner next week.

2) Stay tuned for the announcement of our next surprise giveaway next week!

3) Our Technical Director, Gary White, shares some thoughts with you on mental toughness, since mental skills are just as important as physical skills when in comes to soccer – check out the video below.

Happy weekend everyone! What will you be doing to celebrate soccer?

Support Seattle Sounders Women

Can’t get enough of Women’s soccer?  Although the outcome of the United States Women’s run to the finals in the World Cup ended in disappointment for the US, there is reason to stay excited for upcoming soccer games!  The W-League Finals at Starfire Sports on July 29th and 31st.  Come support your Seattle Sounders Women as they take on the best from W-League for a chance to win the National Championship.

Go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/182966 to get your tickets now!  And don’t forget to stop by the Washington Youth Soccer table to say hello!

Let the Fun Begin!

Welcome to the 2011 Washington Youth Soccer Month Blog!  Throughout the month of August we will celebrate our sport and the mission of Washington Youth Soccer with exciting soccer events, giveaways, training & nutrition information and contests – don’t miss out on all the action.

Join us as we kick-off Youth Soccer Month at the W-League National Championships at Starfire Sports on July 29 & 31.  The Sounders Women will be battling it out for the national crown right in our backyard – come out and support the team.  Kids 10 and under are free – tickets for one day are $10 or $15 for the whole weekend – for more information and to order tickets, click here.

Over the course of the next few weeks we will keep you updated on what’s coming, contest sign-ups, event news and more right here on this blog.  Be sure to save this page in your favorites to stay up-to-the minute on the excitement of Youth Soccer Month!

Here’s what’s in store for August:

Week 1: Monday, 08/01 – Friday, 08/12 “Improve Your Moves”
We will feature resources, video & articles on skills to improve your game.

Week 2: Monday, 08/15 – Friday, 08/19 – “Soccer Supports”
How does your soccer team give back to the community? We will highlight the clubs and teams across our state working together to give back through volunteerism.

Week 3: Monday, 08/22 – Friday, 08/26 – “Play Healthy”
You play your best when you’re fueling your body correctly – we will feature healthy and delicious snack recipes, tips for what to eat pre-game and more.

Week 4: Monday, 08/29 – Friday, 09/2 – “Game On!”
Most of all, soccer is fun! We will finish Youth Soccer Month with our annual pre-season bash at Wild Waves, share ideas on ways to build team spirit and bonding and highlight what our players love most about the game.

Will you be joining us at the W-League Championships?