United States Youth Soccer Association
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In 1974, the United States Soccer Federation officially recognized the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) as an affiliated, self-governing body for youth soccer. Conceptualized by Karl Grosch, Don Greer and Robert Nessler, the US Youth Soccer aimed to unify the worlds of youth soccer in the United States through a democratic structure that would facilitate intra-state, inter-state and international play.
Thirty years after it has been established, the US Youth Soccer remains as America’s primary organization fostering physical, mental and emotional growth and development of youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. To date, US Youth Soccer has 3.2 million registered players, a huge leap from 100,000 players in 1974. It also boasts of over 800,000 coaches and volunteers.
More than promoting youth development trough sports, US Youth Soccer also provides a structured appeals process, and its marketing and licensing programs helps US Youth Soccer hold down player costs while providing revenue for increased services.