INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, August 25, 2023) – Indy Eleven today welcomed Decatur County Soccer as the newest club to join the Indy Eleven Youth Soccer Program.
The Indy Eleven Youth Soccer Program is designed to increase accessibility to soccer in communities and encourage players, coaches, referees and parents to grow their passion for the sport by supporting the recreational soccer programs at member clubs.
Decatur County Soccer based out of Greensburg, Indiana, is now the 19th club in partnership with Indy Eleven’s grassroots initiative which supports youth soccer players across the state of Indiana and extends into Illinois.
“We are proud to continue the growth of the Indy Eleven Youth Soccer program which currently has over 17,000 youth participants,” said Greg Stremlaw, Indy Eleven President and Chief Executive Officer. “With Decatur joining the Youth Soccer program, we can extend the grassroots initiative to grow soccer in communities in Indiana and beyond.”
Decatur County Soccer offers both fall and spring recreational soccer programs in age groups from 6U-14U.
“We’re thrilled to announce the partnership between the Decatur County Soccer Club and the Indy Eleven Youth Soccer Program,” said Decatur County Soccer. “This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the development and promotion of youth soccer in Decatur County and the surrounding areas. With a shared commitment to growing the beautiful game, this partnership will undoubtedly bring numerous benefits to the local soccer community. The Decatur County Soccer Club’s collaboration with the Indy Eleven Youth Soccer Program is an exciting milestone that promises to elevate youth soccer in the region.”
The now 19 Indy Eleven Youth Soccer Program partners from across the Hoosier State and Illinois currently include:
Bloomington Football Club (Monroe County)
The Canterbury Football Club (Allen County)
Circle City Futbol Club (Marion County)
Danville Optimist Youth Soccer League (Hendricks County)
Decatur County Soccer (Decatur County)
Evansville Youth Soccer League (Vanderburgh County)
Delaware County Futbol Club (Delaware County)
Glendale Soccer Association (Marion County)
Indiana Fire Academy North (Elkhart County)
Jasper Youth Soccer (Dubois County)
Komets Fútbol Club (Morgan County)
Marshall Club (Clark County, Ill.)
Noblesville United Soccer Club (Hamilton County)
Putnam County Youth Soccer Association (Putnam County)
South Central Soccer Academy (SCSA) (Johnson County)
Sullivan County Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA) (Sullivan County)
United Soccer Alliance of Indiana (USAi) (Hendricks County/Marion County)
Vigo County Youth Soccer Association (Vigo County)
Westfield Youth Soccer Association (WYSA)/Indiana Fire Juniors (Hamilton County)
As part of the program, each registered recreational player will represent Indiana’s Team by wearing variations of Indy Eleven jerseys at their respective clubs and receive tickets to an Indy Eleven match.
Further assets available to member clubs includes but is not limited to: technical coaching expertise via the Indy Eleven Technical Staff and Youth Development Program Staff; access to additional educational resources for players, parents, coaches, and referees; the creation of revenue-generating partnership opportunities; and an Indy Eleven Soccer Festival event at Youth Soccer Program clubs that brings their rec soccer communities together in celebration of the sport.
Clubs interested in learning more or becoming the newest member of the Indy Eleven Youth Soccer Rec Program can click here or contact Brad Hauter, Indy Eleven Vice President, Marketing & Club Growth, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.