Youth Sports at the US Consulate - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
As you might have already heard, the US Consulate will be our host on several Saturdays. Aiming at maintaining the good relationship that our program carries with the US Consulate, we would like you parents to carefully read the link below. It brings important information on access to Consulate facilities, parking and use of electronic devices.
Youth Sports Program
Our Youth Sports Program (YSP) has been providing sports training and games for girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 13 for over 50 years. Currently we offer soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, flag football, and tennis, on Saturday mornings at one of the three American schools in town or at the US Consulate. Our program is conducted over two seasons during the year, and under a two session format depending on the sport being offered, one from 9:00-10:30 and the second from 10:30-12:00. Our season starts just after the Carnival break, and it goes until the end of May; then we start again in late August and end in early December. The season schedule and school dates can always be viewed on the AmSoc website.
Over the years, we regularly have around 100 enthusiastic boys and girls participating in our multi-sport training activities and games, led by volunteer parent coaches and assistants. We have seen that most kids participating in our youth sports program walk away making significant progress in their sporting abilities.
To participate in our YSP you need not be from the USA, nor an AmSoc member. Our children are from all different schools and backgrounds. In fact, AmSoc members are encouraged to invite their friends and families who are non-AmSoc members to come visit and register their children in our program at any time during the year.
At the end of each season we conduct an awards ceremony whereby each participating child receives an award, and in some special situations, a child will receive a trophy, too. The semester registration fee is low because it only covers the basic operating costs of a volunteer program, such as equipment and accessories.
Even though the coaching of our various sports is conducted by AmSoc parents, we seek out older youth volunteers and qualified sports monitors to assist the parents, as well. An amplified coaching staff has allowed us to provide a more focused approach to each sport and differing age groups by providing developmental coaching in an effort to build a greater skill set for our children.
So what can you expect from your child entering our YSP? Kids having fun, enjoying games, and learning about competition and teamwork, all within the excellent confines and facilities afforded us by the American community. In all respects, you can count on the development of teamwork and sportsmanship for your child upon their participation in our YSP.
How to Register
Registration is open to any child between the ages of 5 and 13, whether they are AmSoc members or non-members. Registration Day for the upcoming semester of The Youth Sports Program (YSP) takes place at the Graded School in Morumbi on a Saturday morning at the beginning of the school semester.
Families usually register their children on our Registration Day, as it is a great opportunity to reunite with friends and to meet new families living in São Paulo. We provide coffee, orange juice, and cookies or donuts for a nominal fee.
A few of the coaches of the sports being offered will be present on Registration Day, to answer any questions about our Youth Sports Program. The American Society will also have a few Board Members present, to answer any questions you might have about the American Society as an organization.
However, a child can be registered at any time during the season! Simply register and pay through our Registration Form and have the convenence of using a credit card.
Registration Day for each season will be announced through this website and through emails to our membership. We also distribute promotional materials to the American schools.
R$225 for AmSoc & US Consulate members
R$450 for non-AmSoc members
(1 sport & 1 child)
R$250 for AmSoc & US Consulate members
R$500 for non-AmSoc members
(2 sports & 1 child or 1 sport & 2 children)
R$300 for AmSoc & US Consulate members
R$600 for non-AmSoc members
(2 sports & 2 child)
Family Fun Enrollment
R$350 for AmSoc & US Consulate members
R$700 for non-AmSoc members
(2 sports & 3 or more children)
Youth Sports & Little League End of Year Games 2015
Photos courtesy of Florbela Sousa.