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June 2018 Recreation Newsletter

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to share with you our June Recreation Newsletter to keep you informed of the latest news and programs being offered by NJ Youth Soccer. We endeavor to increase our communication via this monthly initiative.

FIFA World Cup Coming to North America in 2026

The United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States was officially selected to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup by the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow. The vote marks the first time that three nations have been selected to co-host a FIFA World Cup, and it is the first time that the FIFA World Cup will be played in North America in 32 years. Read more.

Target United Cup
Registration for the 2018 Target United Cup is open! This is a wonderful opportunity for players to experience a consistent, high quality tournament in a fun family-like atmosphere. This program fosters stimulation and excitement about soccer in an effort to increase the recreational players' interest in and love for the game. Learn more. | Register to host a Target United Cup.

Protecting NJ Youth Soccer Players

Creating the safest playing environment for youth players and their families is of paramount importance to NJ Youth Soccer, US Youth Soccer and US Soccer. With that in mind, we want to share an update about the "Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sports Authorization Act of 2017." This content includes free education and training opportunity available to our members that we strongly recommend.

Click here to link to the applicable page of the NJ Youth Soccer website. Thank you for your time and commitment to player safety.

Target and KIDS in the GAME Offering Youth Soccer Grants

Target and KIDS in the GAME are teaming-up to offer $1000 grants to youth soccer programs. The Target youth soccer grants program provides support for player registration fees, game equipment and training for volunteer coaches. Read more.

CORNERSTONE Activity: Multi-Gate Game

A CORNERSTONE activity is one that can serve as the foundation for your entire practice and with a few modifications you can build an entire practice session around this activity. A multi-gate game is an activity you can use with children 7 and older at any level to teach dribbling, dribbling to set up a pass, short inside/outside push passes, receiving-ball control and cooperating with a teammate. Read more.

NJ Youth Soccer Night with New York Red Bulls

Join us for New Jersey Youth Soccer Night at Red Bull Arena when the New York Red Bulls take on LAFC at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 5th. A special $15 ticket price is being provided to all New Jersey Youth Soccer players, coaches and families, so come join us for a great night soccer with the Red Bulls!

Purchase Tickets: https://www.fevo.com/edp/NJYS-Night--New-York-Red-Bulls-vs-LAFC-gsJvKfL

If you would like to set up a larger block of seats for your team/club, please contact Ben Norowski with the Red Bulls.

Phone: (973) 776-8862

Email: ben.norowski@newyorkredbulls.com

NJYS Play of the Month

NJ Youth Soccer is once again teaming-up 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.

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.