Youth soccer is one of the most popular sports out there for kids, but of course, as you’re probably aware the cost of keeping a team running is not particularly low. Youth soccer fundraising can really help give your team a much-needed boost of income, and it can help teach the soccer team some really important lessons about teamwork in the process.
For many youth soccer teams, your fundraiser will be their first experience with fundraising. Kids, especially the younger ones, don’t always understand completely that running a youth soccer team costs money, so they may not completely understand what youth soccer fundraising is for. This is a great opportunity to explain to them that the uniforms and equipment for their team don’t just magically appear – the money has to come from somewhere. If they understand that the youth soccer fundraising will benefit them directly in this way, they’re a lot more likely to be on board with it and really help out as much as they possibly can.
There’s also an opportunity with a youth soccer fundraiser to teach about the different aspects of teamwork. Most young soccer players will have at least a basic understanding of what it means to be a team player on the soccer field, but many times they don’t realize that teamwork extends beyond game time – youth soccer fundraising is an opportunity for them to learn and show that they are capable of being team players both on and off the field and that their understanding of what teamwork about goes beyond just what they do with the soccer ball.
So get your team players all fired up about their youth soccer fundraising because their energy will in turn help fuel the entire soccer fundraising process. Kids can use their energy for positive things like no one else, so take advantage of that by getting them on board as soon as possible with all the aspects of their youth soccer fundraising.