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South Tahoe Soccer Association Provides a vehicle for positive community involvement through soccer for the residents of the South Lake Tahoe area.

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  • 1. A vehicle for positive community involvement through soccer for the residents of the South Lake Tahoe area.Why does South Lake Tahoe need a Soccer Association?Our community tableau is undergoing radical change today, with the influx of an increasing number ofculturally distinct peoples and a population that ebbs and flows with the tourist economy. Combining andassociating all levels of the sport into one, 501c3 non-profit organization, will have a hugely positive impactin this community…Everyone will benefit…the 4 year old who learns to play soccer for the first time,adult seasonal residents who have another reason to stay, work and play in town, the Latino Communityhas a natural, safe and healthy place to plug-in, local businesses will realize more profit around Associationevents/tournaments and young players will have an opportunity to play in a competitive Club that can pre-pare them athletically and garner the recognition necessary to win scholarships to attend college. Througha vibrant, accepting soccer organization, the gap between established members of the community andpeople new to it, who face natural barriers of culture and language, can and will be bridged. The soccerfield can be an important social sanctuary when supported by the right organization.SOUTH TAHOE SOCCER ASSOCIATION www.tahoesoccer.info | toll free (877)358-1207 sé habla español
  • 2. BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION BENEFIT FOR KIDS: EVERY CHILD GETS TO PLAY Kids can learn about the sport, participate at a level that is appropriate for them throughout the year. Programs and leagues will provide a rewarding athletic experience in which sportsmanship and teamwork are valued components. Team sports teach many important lessons. Each level of the game is offered from first-ever experiences to highly competitive environments that will challenge college bound players Players will have the support and resourc- es (both human and financial) available of an entire organization as they grow in the sport and especially when they graduate high school and want to attend college. A vehicle for positive community involvement through soccer for the residents of the South Lake Tahoe area.SOUTH TAHOE SOCCER ASSOCIATION www.tahoesoccer.info | toll free (877)358-1207 sé habla español
  • 3. BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION BENEFIT FOR PARENTS: Because every child gets to play, parents can provide a positive experience with soccer to their child regardless of their financial capability Professionals are responsible for the development of players, coaches and officials to optimize the soccer experi- ence for each child (read less work for parents) Parents can be trained and volunteer as coaches at the recreational levels, which creates a more enjoyable experi- ence for them and helps make them more effective with their teams Parents can be trained and hired as officials for youth and adult leagues, creating part-time jobs for many struggling families Parents can participate in Association events, or sit on the Board (or on a committee) that helps shape they way the organization serves the community Team sports help teach kids very important lessons about responsibility, getting along with others, and self-discipline which can reinforce those values taught at home. A vehicle for positive community involvement through soccer for the residents of the South Lake Tahoe area.SOUTH TAHOE SOCCER ASSOCIATION www.tahoesoccer.info | toll free (877)358-1207 sé habla español
  • 4. BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION SPORT DEVELOPMENT: An Association allows continuity to exist be- tween levels of the sport With a professional model for organizing programs and leagues, accountability is built-in to the structure at all levels which will result in a operational consistency and meet the mission and goals of the organization Use of U.S. Soccer Federation guidelines for each age group will create a consistent, research based, and proven experience for children as they grow in the sport Player Development focus will improve the quality of competitive and school teams in the areaSOUTH TAHOE SOCCER ASSOCIATION For detailed description of each program, please visit our website. www.tahoesoccer.info | toll free (877)358-1207 sé habla español
  • 5. BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION COMMUNITY BENEFITS Job Creation – Association staff includes Directors, Administrators, Professional Coaches (youth competitive teams and programs), and referees Attract/retain more residents (better opportunities for kids and adults to train and play here year round) Attract more visitors (tournaments, hosting matches) Positively integrates all socioeconomic and cultural groups in the community. A vehicle for positive community involvement through soccer for the residents of the South Lake Tahoe area. Learn more, visit www.tahoesoccer.infoSOUTH TAHOE SOCCER ASSOCIATION www.tahoesoccer.info | toll free (877)358-1207 sé habla español
  • 6. HOW DOES IT WORK? A vehicle for positive community involvement through soccer for the residents of the South Lake Tahoe area.REDUCED FEE/FEE THE ADULT-YOUTHWAIVER/SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPATION CYCLE:PROGRAM: While the main focus of the Association isThis ensures that every child gets to play…no child encouraging youth to participate in “The Beautifulwill be excluded from participation. Parents pay what Game,” none of the youth programs would bethey can for each program, league or team. Fees are possible without adult participation. The Adultbased on same qualifications as the Reduced/Free league players are invaluable resources as coaches,meals program for the LTUSD. To fund this mission referees and volunteers.to include every child, the Association hosts adult andyouth tournaments, hosts an annual fundraising event, In addition, a portion of all adult league fees goesand provides fee based, youth off-season training pro- directly into funding for the youth programs.grams. Local businesses provide team sponsorships Encouraging adults to share their knowledge andfor each league season. The Association must partner passion for the game with young people will keepwith a corporation in the area to provide a multi-year them positively engaged in the community and pro-commitment to funding. Grants from private foun- vide role models for the kids. By connecting youthdations, state and federal supporting institutions are to the adults who are not their parents in a healthypursued relentlessly. Partnering with the local Parksand Rec Departments as well as the school district on environment, the Association creates a more inclusive,facilities usage and development will ensure the nec- thriving, intergenerational community.essary space to conduct programming for all divisions.SOUTH TAHOE SOCCER ASSOCIATION www.tahoesoccer.info | toll free (877)358-1207 sé habla español