Keeping Youth Sports affordable in Urban CommunitiesPosted by cwesterkamp on Jun 13, 2012 in Blog Posts | 0 comments
Providence Rhode Island June 12, 2012
Capital Youth Soccer Joins the Active Youth Network
The Capital Youth Soccer Association of Providence, Rhode Island officially joined the Active Youth Network’s (AYN) online advertising network of youth sports websites. Club President, Simon Kue said the Active Youth Network offers an online website that will be an easy to navigate hub of information and communications for teams and members. When it’s established, the AYN network will provide an ongoing revenue stream to help pay for operating expenses and scholarships.
Capital Youth Soccer is a Providence based youth soccer club with players drawn from diverse communities and neighborhoods who’s passion is to play this beautiful game. Capital Youth Soccer recognizes sport plays an important role for young athletes in economically depressed neighborhoods. Often time it is their only salvation from the streets by providing them a place to stay engage in a positive, healthy, supportive and nurturing environment.
The Capital Youth Soccer offers affordable year-round recreation and competitive soccer program for boys and girls ages between the ages of 5 –19. Our recreation soccer program offers club leagues for beginners to advance players. Our competitive program is gear toward players who want to test their soccer skills against some of the best players from other clubs in Rhode Island.
AYN Gives Back
AYN’s mission is to create a national online network of youth sports websites that will deliver a prime audience to major brand, family-friendly advertisers. AYN gives 70% of advertising sales back to the member clubs and schools.
When he conceived the business model for the Active Youth Network, CEO Nick Cavarra had 15 years experience coaching youth soccer and 20 years of online media and TV sales experience. He saw first hand how the rising costs of participation was squeezing families, especially highly competitive teams that travel.
“Too often, talented players would reach a more competitive level and have to drop out because of the increased costs of travel and fees.
AYN will provide Capital Youth Soccer with a new website that is easy to navigate and maintain. AYN will load the content to get CYSC off to an auspicious start. The website includes a local self-service advertising widget that allows local businesses to support their teams while receiving prime exposure to all the parents, coaches, players and supporters that visit the website. Quick Ads as it is known is created and produced by Creative Circle Media Solutions a local Rhode Island web design and consulting company.
Capital Youth Soccer is the first Rhode Island soccer club to join AYN since AYN announced its’ partnership with Soccer Rhode Island in early May.
AYN: Chris Westerkamp – (401) 477-0610 - Chris@activeyouthnetwork.com
CYSA: Simon Kue – (401) 261-2716 – email@example.com