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Dear AYSA Member,
Arizona Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a participant in the MaxInMotion® Foundation for the sixth year.  MaxInMotion®, over the past 5 years has provided AYSA Members over $685,000 in funding! MaxInMotion® is a benefit for AYSA members, with every penny from MaxInMotion® going directly to the Clubs to support our players. The administrative cost to administer the program is absorbed by AYSA in order to maximize the benefit to our members!
About MaxInMotion® Foundation: MaxInMotion® provides much needed financial assistance to youth sports programs for underprivileged children and for the development of programs to include special needs populations in youth sports activities. Research shows that participation in youth sports enhances community values, interdependency, and collective responsibility. Physical fitness prevents childhood obesity and has also been linked to reducing school dropout rates, teen pregnancy and high-risk behaviors, all of which pose tremendous consequences to our society. MaxInMotion® has developed partnerships with other youth sports organizations, including Coyotes Charities, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Phoenix Suns Charities and the Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL). MaxInMotion® was founded in memory of Max Shacknai, who embodied the ideal young athlete: passionate, hardw orking, and incredibly committed to his teammates. To learn more or to contribute visit 
Max Shacknai was the inspiration for MaxInMotion®. Max was a young, talented athlete who tragically lost his life in July 2011. His love of sports, soccer in particular was known throughout the youth sports community. Inspired by his energy, spirit and commitment, MaxInMotion® is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to providing young athletes an opportunity to compete at both the recreational and competitive levels in major youth sports.
AYSA is excited to announce MaxInMotion® will be returning as our Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Arizona State Cup Championships!
Player Applications for MaxInMotion® will open on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 using the following link:
To begin the Process:
Contact your club to ensure they are participating in the program.
Complete the online application, submit all required documents to your Club.
The deadline for submitting applications and required documents to AYSA is Monday, July 31, 2017. Please check with your Club for their deadline, as they will need time to prepare all documents prior to submission to AYSA.
Requirements for this application season:
             Complete Federal Tax Return including related schedules
             List of player's community service
Player must carry a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the most recent report card to be eligible for an award. A copy of the most recent report card must be submitted.
Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered.
We plan to have our recommendations for awards to MaxInMotion® by mid August and we are hopeful to have monies by mid to end of September.
If you have any further questions, please contact me at
Leslie Johnson
Executive Director
Arizona Youth Soccer Association