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Friday, September 29, 2023 - Sunday, October 01, 2023
All Day Event


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Building on the success of previous efforts to support and unite outreach organizations, US Youth Soccer is excited to host the 2023 Grassroots Symposium in St. Paul, Minnesota.

By uniting traditional soccer clubs, leagues, and associations with nonprofits that use soccer as a tool to positively impact the lives of young people and families in their communities, the soccer community has developed actionable steps, plans, and processes to reduce the barrier of entry to quality soccer programming.

The 2023 Grassroots Symposium will build off the 15 years of crucial conversations which have led to dramatic shifts in the way that all young people have accessed the game. The event will continue to provide soccer practitioners (program administrators, executive directors, board members, and coach trainers) tools to ensure programs are rooted in inclusivity and belonging.

The Symposium will serve to convene stakeholders across the board to connect traditional soccer programs and community-based organizations, providing resources on how to amplify partnerships, build relationships, and create club communities where all young people can thrive.

Please check back regularly as more exciting content developments and event information will be released here!

For more information, please reach out to Sari Rose,



US Youth Soccer has secured a special group rate of $124/night at the event venue, the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront.

Be sure to secure your room before the block fills.

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Friday 9/29

Kickoff Social with Attendees and State Leaders


Saturday 9/30

Breakfast and Keynote Speaker




Social at MN United Game


Sunday 10/1

Breakfast with Speaker




Committee Members 

This event is made possible through the generous support of US Youth Soccer and the work of our committee members and their supporting organizations. If you or your organization are interested in getting involved please contact



Scott Snyder


Jordan Schweitzer

Cal South Soccer Foundation

Emily Fay

Colorado Soccer Foundation

Rebekah Roulier

Doc Wayne

Monica Bosiljevach

Football for the World Foundation

Lauren Glancy

Inter Atlanta FC

Nathean Meadows

Lets Play/Maryland Youth Soccer Association

Joe Detlaff

Minnesota Youth Socer Association

Gloria Faber

New Mexico Youth Soccer Association

Clint Begay

Notah Begay Foundation

Kim Crabbe

Outreach of Cape Fear

Erica True


Anthony Dicicco

Soccer Parenting

Caroline Foscato

Soccer Unity Project

Mario Wimberly

Sol Foundation

Andrew So

South Bronx United

Tony Sanneh

Tony Sanneh Foundation

Vince Ganzberg

US Club Soccer

Jene Baclawski

US Soccer

Eli Wolff

US Soccer Disability Committee/Power of Sport Lab

Katlin Okamoto

US Soccer Foundation

Marcello Gangotena

Virginia Youth Soccer Association

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