Play Where You Stay partners with Street Soccer USA

By |2024-04-16T18:02:15+00:00April 15th, 2024|News, Soccer|

Street Soccer USA Announces Affiliate Partnership with Play Where You Stay – Memphis  To Send Spanish Professional Player and Coach, Jesús “Jesule” Barbadilla to Serve as PWYS Technical Director in Residence for 2 months Memphis, TN – Street Soccer USA (SSUSA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to using soccer as a tool for social change, is thrilled to announce today its official affiliate partnership with Play Where Your Stay (PWYS), a Memphis initiative focused on providing soccer programs to underserved youth in Memphis. The partnership aims to strengthen PWYS’s efforts to fight poverty and strengthen community through top quality soccer programs. The collaboration between SSUSA and PWYS began when former U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper, Tim Howard, asked SSUSA to explore the possibility of developing street soccer programs in Memphis. SSUSA’s founder, Lawrence Cann, quickly identified the standout work already taking place at PWYS.  PWYS’s founders, Ellen Roberds and Jarad Bingham  saw the value in bringing increased resources and expertise to their already successful player development and competitive programs. SSUSA-PWYS’ collaboration immediately impacted the lives of Marlene Casas Reyes, Brenda Gonzalez, and Yessica Munoz, women in PWYS’s competitive program. SSUSA selected them as part of its United States National team which

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The importance of increasing soccer access to children in the United States

By |2023-01-27T21:57:23+00:00January 27th, 2023|News, Soccer|

Soccer, also known as football, is the world's most popular sport and has a long history of fostering teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness. Despite its global popularity, soccer has yet to gain the same level of popularity in the United States. However, there are many reasons why it is important to increase the participation of children in soccer in the United States. Soccer is an excellent form of exercise and can help children develop physical fitness and coordination. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children should engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Soccer provides an enjoyable way for children to meet this recommendation and promote a healthy lifestyle. Soccer is an excellent form of exercise for children as it involves a wide range of physical movements, including running, sprinting, jumping, and changing direction, which can help to improve cardiovascular fitness, coordination, and overall physical fitness. Additionally, soccer is a team sport, which can help to promote teamwork, social interaction, and a sense of community. Furthermore, it is widely played and enjoyed all over the world, making it easy for children to find opportunities to play and enjoy the

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Our 2nd Fall Season for players ages 5-11 start in two weeks! Let your friends know and save your spot today!

By |2021-10-06T21:18:00+00:00October 6th, 2021|News, Soccer|

PWYS UPDATE Our 2nd Fall Season starts in two weeks! Check all the details below and save your spot! We are excited to announce our 2nd 3v3 Fall Season for players ages 5-11! This 4-week season will start on October 18th and will end on November 13th. Practices will be Monday - Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM. We will have two Game Days on Saturday mornings throughout the season. You can sign up for any of the six parks/fields: - Klondike Park (1235 Brown Ave, Memphis, TN 38107) - Gaston Park (1046 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38106) - 2nd Baptist Church (4680 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117) *4:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Chandler Park (1037 Cummings St, Memphis, TN 38106) - For The Kingdom (4100 Raleigh Millington Rd, Memphis, TN 38128) - Gaisman Park (4223 Macon Rd, Memphis, TN 38122) Sign up at www.playwhereyoustay.org/sign-up. We have a suggested fee of $10 per week to help cover our coaching costs but no one who can’t pay will be turned away! If you have any additional questions, please call/text (901)864-2800 or email learn@playwhereyoustay.org Sign up here! Your donations support our coaches! If you wish to donate to Play Where You Stay and help us cover coaching

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Our Fall Season for boys and girls ages 5-11 will start in 22 days! // ¡Nuestra temporada de otoño para niños y niñas de 5 a 11 años comenzará en 22 días!

By |2021-08-16T22:56:28+00:00August 16th, 2021|News, Soccer|

PWYS UPDATE Our 1st Fall Season will start on September 7th! Check all the details below and save your spot! We are excited to announce our 1st 3v3 Fall Season for players ages 5-11! This 4-week season will start on September 7th and will end on October 2nd. Practices will be Monday - Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM. We will have two Game Days on Saturday mornings (September 18th and October 2nd) and the locations will be announced throughout the season. You can sign up for any of the six parks/fields: - Klondike Park (1235 Brown Ave, Memphis, TN 38107) - Gaston Park (1046 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38106) - 2nd Baptist Church (4680 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117) - Chandler Park (1037 Cummings St, Memphis, TN 38106) - For The Kingdom (4100 Raleigh Millington Rd, Memphis, TN 38128) - Gaisman Park (4223 Macon Rd, Memphis, TN 38122) Sign up at www.playwhereyoustay.org/sign-up. We have a suggested fee of $10 per week to help cover our coaching costs but no one who can’t pay will be turned away! If you have any additional questions, please call/text (901)864-2800 or email learn@playwhereyoustay.org Sign up here!   PWYS UPDATE ¡Nuestra temporada de

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Our Fall season will start on September 7th! // ¡Nuestra temporada de otoño comenzará el 7 de septiembre!

By |2021-08-12T22:41:56+00:00August 12th, 2021|News, Soccer|

PWYS UPDATE Registration for our 1st Fall Season is now open! Check all the details below and save your spot! We are excited to announce our 1st 3v3 Fall Season for players ages 5-11! This 4-week season will start on September 7th and will end on October 2nd. Practices will be Monday - Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM. We will have two Game Days on Saturday mornings (September 18th and October 2nd) and the locations will be announced throughout the season. You can sign up for any of the six parks/fields: - Klondike Park (1235 Brown Ave, Memphis, TN 38107) - Gaston Park (1046 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38106) - 2nd Baptist Church (4680 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117) - Chandler Park (1037 Cummings St, Memphis, TN 38106) - For The Kingdom (4100 Raleigh Millington Rd, Memphis, TN 38128) - Gaisman Park (4223 Macon Rd, Memphis, TN 38122) Sign up at www.playwhereyoustay.org/sign-up. We have a suggested fee of $10 per week to help cover our coaching costs but no one who can’t pay will be turned away! If you have any additional questions, please call/text (901)864-2800 or email learn@playwhereyoustay.org Sign up here! Your donations support our coaches! If you wish

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Our Fall Season will start in one month! // ¡Nuestra temporada de otoño comenzará en un mes!

By |2021-08-09T20:17:21+00:00August 9th, 2021|News, Soccer|

PWYS UPDATE Registration for our 1st Fall Season is now open! Check all the details below and save your spot! We are excited to announce our 1st 3v3 Fall Season for players ages 5-11! This 4-week season will start on September 7th and will end on October 2nd. Practices will be Monday - Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM. We will have two Game Days on Saturday mornings (September 18th and October 2nd) and the locations will be announced throughout the season. You can sign up for any of the six parks/fields: - Klondike Park (1235 Brown Ave, Memphis, TN 38107) - Gaston Park (1046 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38106) - 2nd Baptist Church (4680 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117) - Chandler Park (1037 Cummings St, Memphis, TN 38106) - For The Kingdom (4100 Raleigh Millington Rd, Memphis, TN 38128) - Gaisman Park (4223 Macon Rd, Memphis, TN 38122) Sign up at www.playwhereyoustay.org/sign-up. We have a suggested fee of $10 per week to help cover our coaching costs but no one who can’t pay will be turned away! If you have any additional questions, please call/text (901)864-2800 or email learn@playwhereyoustay.org Sign up here! Your donations support our coaches! If you wish

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Registration for our Fall season is now open! // ¡La inscripción para nuestra temporada de otoño (edades 5-11) ya está abierta!

By |2021-08-02T23:01:25+00:00August 2nd, 2021|News, Soccer|

PWYS UPDATE Registration for our 1st Fall Season is now open! Check all the details below and save your spot! We are excited to announce our 1st 3v3 Fall Season for players ages 5-11! This 4-week season will start on September 7th and will end on October 2nd. Practices will be Monday - Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM. We will have two Game Days on Saturday mornings (September 18th and October 2nd) and the locations will be announced throughout the season. You can sign up for any of the six parks/fields: - Klondike Park (1235 Brown Ave, Memphis, TN 38107) - Gaston Park (1046 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38106) - 2nd Baptist Church (4680 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117) - Chandler Park (1037 Cummings St, Memphis, TN 38106) - For The Kingdom (4100 Raleigh Millington Rd, Memphis, TN 38128) - Gaisman Park (4223 Macon Rd, Memphis, TN 38122) Sign up at www.playwhereyoustay.org/sign-up. We have a suggested fee of $10 per week to help cover our coaching costs but no one who can’t pay will be turned away! If you have any additional questions, please call/text (901)864-2800 or email learn@playwhereyoustay.org Sign up here! Your donations support our coaches! If you wish

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Play Your Park Summer Camp: Week 3 and 4 review!

By |2021-07-15T22:07:22+00:00July 15th, 2021|News, Soccer|

PYP SUMMER CAMP UPDATE The last two weeks at Glenview, Gaston, Hickory Hill, Brentwood, and Wilson Parks were a lot of fun! Check out where we will be for the next two weeks with Play Your Park! This Summer, we are offering soccer sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at different parks around the city of Memphis in a partnership with Play Your Park (City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods). Week 3 and 4 of Play Your Park's Summer Camp City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods were a blast! We brought soccer to Glenview, Hickory Hill, and Gaston Community Centers on Tuesday and Brentwood, Gaston, and Wilson Parks on Wednesday! Next week, we will be at Bert Ferguson, Raleigh, and Dave Wells Community Centers on Tuesday and Elizabeth Malone, Fletcher Creek, and Raleigh Bartlett Meadows on Wednesday from 10 am to 11 am. All players from ages 5-11 are welcome to come! Our coaches will be waiting for you at the parks! REGISTRATION FOR OUR 1ST FALL 2021’ SEASON FOR PLAYERS AGES 5-11 WILL OPEN ON AUGUST 1ST! PRACTICES WILL START ON SEPTEMBER 7TH! Our 1st Fall 2021' Season is coming up soon! All field locations will

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Play Your Park Summer Camp: Week 1 and 2 review!

By |2021-07-02T23:28:55+00:00July 2nd, 2021|News, Soccer|

PYP SUMMER CAMP UPDATE The last two weeks at Douglass, Westwood, Davis, and David Carnes Parks were a lot of fun! Check out where we will be for the next two weeks with Play Your Park! This Summer, we are offering soccer sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at different parks around the city of Memphis in a partnership with Play Your Park (City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods). For the last two weeks, our coaches brought soccer to Westwood, Davis, Douglass, and David Carnes Parks on Tuesday and Wednesday and the weather was great to play the game that we all love! Next week, we will be at Gaston, Glenview, and Hickory Hill Community Centers on Tuesday (07/06 and 07/13) and Brentwood, Wilson, and Gaston Parks on Wednesday (07/07 and 07/14). Both sessions will be from 10 am to 11 am. All players from ages 5-11 are welcome to come! Our coaches will be waiting for you at the parks! REGISTRATION FOR OUR 1ST FALL 2021’ SEASON FOR PLAYERS AGES 5-11 WILL OPEN ON AUGUST 1ST! PRACTICES WILL START ON SEPTEMBER 7TH! Our 1st Fall 2021' Season is coming up soon! All field locations will be announced on August

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Our tryouts for our Competitive boys teams will be at 2nd Baptist Church and will start on May 24th! // ¡Nuestras pruebas para nuestros equipos de niños competitivos serán en la 2nd Baptist Church y comenzará el 24 de mayo!

By |2021-05-20T23:03:20+00:00May 20th, 2021|News, Soccer|

Competitive Tryouts OUR TRYOUTS FOR OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITIVE BOYS TEAMS WILL BE AT 2ND BAPTIST CHURCH! PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY! We're excited to announce that we will be having tryouts for our two boys' competitive teams soon! While fall seems like a long time away, now is the time to plan and prepare for the PWYS High School and Middle School Boys 2021 fall soccer season. With each season we work to improve our program and increase the opportunities to expose our players to high-quality training and competition. After great performances at the Mike Rose League, the High School Boys team is now ready to compete in the State League. Our Middle School Boys team will compete at the Mike Rose League and continue their development. Tryouts will be at Second Baptist Church on Walnut Grove. Check out all the info below and share it with your friends, families, and soccer fans. If interested please fill out our player interest form at the end of this email. Tryouts info: High School Boys Team: State League Fall 2021 Players Born in 2003, 2004, 2005 Tryout Dates: Week 1 - May 24th, 26th, and 27th Week

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