To play soccer all you need is a ball. Although one of the easiest games to play all over the world, running a successful soccer organization is far from simple. In order to understand how to run a club or league, when to start, and the best practices for managing a soccer organization, it’s important to get a sense of the overall youth soccer landscape.
Soccer is one of the most groundbreaking sports in North America. As your organization continues to grow and develop new tools to best support your players, coaches, and staff, use the progression of the U.S. Women’s National Teams as a mark for how much the sport has evolved. On May 18, 2022, the U.S. Soccer Federation, Women’s and Men’s National Team Unions agreed to historic collective bargaining agreements. U.S. Soccer, USWNT and USMNT players will recieve equal pay with identical economic terms. U.S. Soccer is the first federation to equalize FIFA World Cup prize money.
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According to a study conducted by The Aspen Institute and Project Play, in 2020 soccer participation suffered drastically during the pandemic. Soccer is usually one of the most popular sports for youth athletes between 6-12-years-old, but during the pandemic soccer only had 73,000 more participants than tennis and 226,000 more than golf. In total, soccer had 348 billion participants in 2020 and 373 billion kids in 2019, a -6.7% change. To give even more context, in 2019 soccer had 967,000 more kids than tennis and 916,000 more than golf.
Even with overall numbers dropping, many organizations still found ways to stay connected despite the changing landscape, new protocols, and health and safety concerns. TeamSnap users turned to the app to keep up communication via the messaging tool and continued to schedule events even if they were Zoom practices, video sessions, and more. Organizations that invested in communication, and rapport saw more success and even more so, are still competing and growing despite the pandemic.