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Johnston United Soccer Association
JUSA Mission Statement: To foster the growth and development of youth soccer in Johnston County by offering a variety of programs, providing qualified and dedicated coaches, and emphasizing a positive soccer learning experience while instilling a love and respect for the game.
JUSA Vision Statement: To make soccer “the game for kids” in Johnston County.
JUSA Core Values: Our core values are the essence of who we are and provide a framework of guiding principles for every decision we make. They represent the best of our club and provide a foundation for the programs we create and maintain on behalf of our community. These core values are:Development – JUSA seeks to create a safe environment where every player and volunteer can reach his or her highest potential. We welcome all people regardless of their level of talent, ability, and experience. We place a high value on the education and development of all involved with JUSA.
Character – JUSA believes that a healthy competitive sports environment can be a catalyst to instill the ideals of excellent moral character, self-esteem, self-confidence, teamwork, respect for self and others, and a healthy regard for following rules.
Sportsmanship – JUSA believes in the development and unwavering support of good sportsmanship. We are gracious competitors regardless of the final score and conduct ourselves with dignity under pressure and in the face of adversity. We work together to foster a cooperative spirit and mutual respect between our opponents and us, win or lose.
Community - JUSA always seeks for ways to create collaborative partnerships with other community organizations to increase awareness of, and access to, soccer programs for all by breaking monetary barriers whenever possible, offering continuing education to all who seek it, and sponsoring county wide soccer related activities.
Recreation: Recreation soccer is the foundation program enabling players to learn the game of soccer in a fun and stimulating environment. The focus is on developing their skills to help them be the best soccer players they can be, while maintaining a healthy balance for a competitive environment.
Challenge: Challenge soccer offers the next level of competition and development for players who want more than what Recreation soccer offers. Teams are fielded by a try out system. It is the first step in travel soccer requiring more commitment of the player and the family.
Classic: Classic soccer offers players the highest level of competitive soccer. Teams are fielded by a try out system with the intent of fielding the best possible team. The level of dedication and commitment by the players and families is significantly higher in all areas including level of competition, training, financial, and time.
For more information, visit jusasoccer.org