Keeping kids active in youth sports is the primary mission of the Active Youth Network (AYN). With their innovative business model, AYN is able to assist youth clubs raise money and improve their communication to members while offsetting the rising costs of participation for families. Partnering with The Gift of Soccer made perfect sense. As stated by Nick Cavarra, President of AYN, “The goals of the Active Youth Network and the Gift of Soccer are perfectly matched. We both strive to make the game of soccer more affordable and accessible to young athletes whom otherwise might not get that opportunity.” Initially the two companies will work collaboratively in selected communities with the intent of formulating a model of success that can be replicated across the United States.