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October 2017 Membership Newsletter

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to share with you our October newsletter to keep you informed of the latest news and happenings around the New Jersey soccer community.

Celebrate Youth Soccer Month Throughout September

September is Youth Soccer Month! The purpose of Youth Soccer Month is to raise awareness of the game's many advantages and encourage others to continue enjoying soccer while bringing families together for a national celebration. Read more.

New Jersey's Hefty Contributions to the U.S. National Teams

New Jersey has been producing talented soccer players for many years, and the Garden State has consistently provided the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams with players who have made significant contributions to the development of our national teams. Read more.

NJ Youth Soccer Teams Up with Topps Trading Cards

NJ Youth Soccer is teaming up with Topps Trading Cards to celebrate its State Cups champions again. Each member of NJ Youth Soccer National Championship Series, Presidents Cup and Commissioners Cup championship teams will receive a custom trading card featuring a team selected image. Read more.

Recognize to Recover - Reduce Injuries with Recognition

Recognize to Recover is aimed at promoting safe play and reducing injuries in soccer players of all ages. The first-of-its-kind program was developed with the help of medical experts to provide coaches, players, parents and referees with information, guidance and additional educational materials to improve the prevention and management of injuries. Read more.

Former New Jersey ODP Player Cassidy Benintente Signs with Sky Blue FC

Defender Cassidy Benintente has signed her first professional contract with New Jersey's National Women's Soccer League team Sky Blue FC. The Jackson native is also a former New Jersey ODP player, helping her ODP team to a pair of Region I championships. Read more.

Play of the Month

NJ Youth Soccer is continuing its partnership with the New York Red Bulls and Sky Blue FC to celebrate the best on-field moments in the region for our "Play of the Month" initiative. This is an opportunity for NJ Youth Soccer players and teams to share their achievements, fun on the field and win a monthly prize from the New York Red Bulls or Sky Blue FC. This could be an individual goal, save, string of passes or any soccer activity that celebrates success and achievement on the field. Just tag @NJYouthSoccer on social media when you post a video, and make sure to use #NJYSplayofthemonth.

Featured Games

As a special benefit to NJ Youth Soccer members, the New York Red Bulls and Sky Blue FC are presenting discounted ticket offers for upcoming matches.

  • NY Red Bulls vs. DC United - Match on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:30PM. Availability is limited. Click this link to purchase tickets and use promo code YSNJ. The first 100 buyers will also receive a Player Meet and Greet experience. If you have any questions or would like to bring out a group, feel free to contact Mike at 973-776-8974 or pociask@newyorkredbulls.com.
  • Sky Blue FC - As a special to NJ Youth Soccer members, Sky Blue FC is offering a $5 discount off every ticket purchased for the team's home finale on September 24 vs. North Carolina Courage at Yurcak Field (Rutgers University) in Piscataway. Click to purchase tickets and use the code NJYS at checkout to receive the $5 discount.

Get Involved

Volunteers are the backbone of NJ Youth Soccer and are a key component to all of our programs. If you are interested in getting involved with NJ Youth Soccer, contact us today at communications@njyouthsoccer.com.

To keep up with the latest New Jersey Youth Soccer news, make sure to stay tuned to Goal Nation.