US Youth Soccer is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations.
Known as The Positive Place for Kids, Boys & Girls Clubs can be found throughout the country and on U.S. military bases worldwide, providing young people 6-18 years old with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff.
The mission of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is transform youth sports so sports can transform youth. Through partnership with more than 1,100 youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities nationwide, PCA has conducted 6,000-plus workshops for youth sports coaches, parents, organizational leaders and athletes.
Signed into law in 1972, "Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity... Title IX applies, with a few specific exceptions, to all aspects of federally funded education programs or activities..."
This site includes information about the history of Title Nine, descriptions of federal and state legislation related to compliance with the law, and a list of amendments provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Women's Sports Foundation advocates for equality, educates the public, conducts research and offers grants to promote sports and physical activity for girls and women. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, the Women's Sports Foundation strives for gender equity and fights discrimination in sports.
The U.S. Soccer Foundation supports hundreds of projects in every state in the country. The foundation provides grants focused on developing players, coaches and referees and building or enhancing fields and soccer complexes, with a special emphasis on youth in economically disadvantaged urban communities.