It is that time of year again. The USSF AGM is coming up in a few days and the WVSA AGM is coming up in March. Several new candidates are running for state positions, the league I am President of has several new members on its Board, the club I am President of just added several new members to its board. The excitement, ideas, and energy among all of these new members and potential members is invigorating.
We need this everywhere... at every level... in every community... every club. New blood. New energy. New ideas. People ready to push the game forward in this country. People just like you.
I've been talking about this subject on Twitter quite a bit lately because I think this is the most important thing that we can do for soccer in this country right now.
I started this thread a week ago to shine the light on what problems exist in each of our local soccer communities.— Chris Kessell (@THEChrisKessell) February 7, 2019
Things that we control.
Go get involved in governance if you want to see things get better. It takes immense energy to make change... we must create momentum https://t.co/NUf7VRzu6L
If we ever hope to actually change this game in the US.— Chris Kessell (@THEChrisKessell) February 7, 2019
Go volunteer, go sign up, go give an idea and then say... yes, I am willing to take this project on.
Everybody cant be @EricWynalda and run for USSF President but we can all volunteer at our local community youth club
And change the culture of the sport in our cities— Chris Kessell (@THEChrisKessell) February 7, 2019
We can all start a #FutsalFriday in our neighborhood
We can all work to build a safe space for kids to play pickup games
It sucks that people who value the game for how much they can extract from it monetarily have control
It is going to take a true movement of people becoming engaged to break that stranglehold— Chris Kessell (@THEChrisKessell) February 7, 2019
If know plenty of my followers are coaches, volunteers, fans, parents.
We can move the needle... even if it's just a little bit... as the saying goes... the first step is the hardest
We have to start to change this game from the bottom up, where we can actually control things, while we also call for change at the top.