May 3, 2014. Come Play With Us!
Celebrate AYSO’s 50th Anniversary across America
We need your help on May 3, 2014, for AYSO to set the World Record for #SoccerFEST14: The Biggest Pick-Up Game on Earth. We’re celebrating and spotlighting our 50th anniversary! AYSO is the first national youth soccer organization in America to reach this exciting milestone.
We need 100+ AYSO communities, stretching from Hawaii to New York and Montana to Key West, to make this the biggest one-day AYSO event ever. We need YOU!
DOLE®, the largest fruits and vegetable company in the world, has become the presenting sponsor of #SoccerFEST14. They’re providing a professional Public Relations agency to help us get media attention for #SoccerFEST14 events across the country, plus free pinnies, banners and healthy snacks for your event (as long as supplies last).
Here are useful links to get you started:
- Official Sign-up Form
(Your #SoccerFEST14 event MUST be Official to be counted in the World Record!)
- Easy-Start #SoccerFEST14 Handbook
- #SoccerFEST14 Resources
- #SoccerFEST14 Toolkit
- Frequently Asked Questions
- 5 Really Smart Reasons To Host a #SoccerFEST14
- ‘I Need Help’ Contact Form
- Order #SoccerFEST14 Participation Pins and Medals
So What’s a “#SoccerFEST14”?
A quick explanation: #SoccerFEST14 is a one-day soccer tournament where individual players, and/or teams are shuffled and put on brand new teams with new teammates – pick-up style. Players end the day with several fun games under their belts and a bunch of new friends. The format is flexible and you can decide how casual or formal you’d like your #SoccerFEST14 event to be.
#SoccerFEST14 will serve as a family day, a fun day of soccer, and a way to showcase your AYSO Region in your community. It’s not a cut-throat tournament with championship brackets and trophies. It’s an event that celebrates AYSO’s Six Philosophies with an emphasis on soccer fun, family and fitness.
So Why the #?
Social media — Facebook, Instagram and especially Twitter — will be an important connection tool that will tie all of the #SoccerFEST14 events together, so we wanted our Twitter hashtag (that’s what # is called!) right in the name. You can still call it SoccerFEST14, you don’t need to “speak” the hashtag.
Meet The #SoccerFEST14 Squad
The #SoccerFEST14 Squad is a dedicated team in the AYSO Events Dept., on call to support #SoccerFEST14 events. They can answer your questions, find you resources, help you prep a budget or safety plan and much more. They are your go-to helpers! Contact them anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll help find the right resource for you.