FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia (Feb. 23, 2023) – Virginia Youth Soccer Association, the governing body for youth soccer in Virginia and the District of Columbia, announces a long-term partnership agreement with Nike Soccer and Soccer.com.
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association joins a list of prestigious athletic organizations sponsored by Nike Soccer and affiliated with Soccer.com. Recognized as the #1 sportswear brand globally, Nike’s partnership with VYSA will guarantee the world’s leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories has a presence in all VYSA state programs – including the Virginia Olympic Development Program, State Cup, Virginia President’s Cup and more.
“On behalf of Nike soccer, we are very excited to partner with Virginia Youth Soccer Association,” said Bill Harte, mid-Atlantic Regional Representative Nike Soccer. “As a youth player growing up in New Jersey I participated for many years in the system and experienced firsthand not only what it meant to play at this level but furthered my development as a player. VYSA has a rich tradition leaving lasting impressions on players and it was very important for our brand to be part of that journey. As the number one sports brand in the world it’s critical we look to partner with first class organizations which is why we are so excited to be moving forward with VYSA.”
“It is the state association’s goal to foster partnerships with brands that represent a high level of performance and quality,” said Don Rawson, VYSA Executive Director. “The commitment and value that Nike and Soccer.com bring to the Virginia Youth Soccer Association is unrivaled. These partnerships will allow VYSA to continue to provide all state programs the equipment needed to perform at the highest level and offer VYSA members unique opportunities to grow the game.”
As the leader in soccer team uniform delivery, Soccer.com will provide VYSA with a user-friendly online Official Team Store which will include a customizable fan wear and gear selection, all backed up by world class customer service. As an added benefit, VYSA members will receive a complimentary membership to Soccer.com’s Goal Club loyalty program, providing free shipping on all club uniform orders over $99 and other exclusive club partner offers. As Goal Club members, all VYSA members will also automatically get 10% off Soccer.com orders and earn points towards free gear.
“My brother and I founded this company in our parents’ basement in 1984 to offer players and fans the gear we ourselves wanted and couldn’t find. We wanted to be a part of the game we love. Throughout the years, that mission hasn’t changed. We remain focused on how we can help players and their families have a great soccer experience.” Mike Moylan, Soccer.com co-founder.
About Virginia Youth Soccer Association. The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) is a member of the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer representing over 145,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC. VYSA oversees programs including Virginia Futsal, the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the National Championship Series (State Cup), Coaching Education and more. Visit www.vysa.com to learn more about the association, programs offered and membership benefits.
About Nike, Inc. NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.
About Soccer.com. SOCCER.COM (part of Sports Endeavors, Inc.) is the world’s largest soccer-specialty retailer and, since 1984, has been delivering quality gear, expert advice and stories of inspiration to soccer players, fans, coaches and parents across America. As part of its mission to help more people pursue a lifelong passion for soccer, the company is committed to growing the game at a grassroots level and outfits thousands of youth soccer clubs nationwide.