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ASA Announces Partnership With CP Soccer


PHOENIX (Thursday, October 22, 2012) -- The Arizona Soccer Association (ASA), the largest youth sports organization in Arizona is excited to announce a partnership with CP Soccer. ASA and CP Soccer will partner to develop, promote, and deliver soccer opportunities for youth players throughout Arizona who are affected by cerebral palsy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.

“ASA is very excited to be the first state association in country to partner with CP Soccer,” said Rick Kelsey, CEO, ASA. “This partnership not only creates opportunities for more youth in Arizona to experience soccer, but the development of this platform will help to create a pathway to the US National Para-7-A-Side National Team.”

CP Soccer, a non-profit organization, was created in September 2017 in the New York metro area. With the partnership with ASA CP Soccer has grown to having ten teams in eight states, with over 100 youth participating nationwide.

“CP Soccer’s mission is to build a nationwide soccer league and to be able to partner with the Arizona Soccer Association helps get us one step closer to our mission,” said Eli Halliwell, founder, CP Soccer.

This partnership, the first of its kind in the country will see ASA host its first official training session on Sunday December 20, 2020 at Scottsdale Sports Complex. If you are interested or know of someone who would be interested more information about CP Soccer and this training session can be found at

Founded in 1974, the non-profit Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) is the largest youth sports organization in Arizona with more than 45,000 registered players. The ASA provides recreation and competitive play to boys and girls of all ages, coaching education, parent education, referee education, health and well-being information, CP Soccer, and TOPSoccer, the community outreach program. The ASA hosts Arizona’s most prestigious soccer tournaments every year: State Cup and Presidents Cup.

Founded in New York in 2017, CP Soccer is a non-profit organization and member of US Soccer. CP Soccer is focused on developing a nationwide soccer league for kids who are affected by cerebral palsy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury. With teams being developed in communities throughout the country CP Soccer is also creating a pathway for able-bodied kids to play soccer throughout their youth and up to the highest levels, to include the US National Para-7-a-side national team.