Author: Shawn Beyer

How the MLS run Academy league will impact youth soccer

How the MLS run Academy league will impact youth soccer

Major League Soccer has announced its youth league as the Elite Youth Player Development Platform proclaiming a "new era for soccer development in No ...
Q&A with San Diego Youth National Team Player Evan Rotundo

Q&A with San Diego Youth National Team Player Evan Rotundo

This interview reveals the lifestyle and mindset of a player with great ambition. At age 15, the San Diego native has been and remains one of the hi ...
The Importance of Position Specific Training

The Importance of Position Specific Training

At some point players begin focusing on a particular position. The better the training done according to the specific requirements of that position ...
City SC Opens up New Player Pathway via Partnership with Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals

City SC Opens up New Player Pathway via Partnership with Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals

City SC Carlsbad has announced a new partnership. After months of planning, Real Salt Lake of the MLS and the Utah Royals of the NWSL have named City ...
Carlos Vela brilliance sees LAFC past David Beckhams Inter Miami FC

Carlos Vela brilliance sees LAFC past David Beckhams Inter Miami FC

On opening day at the Banc of California Stadium the reigning MLS MVP conjured up a goal worthy of that title. After getting past 4 Inter Miami defe ...
Path to US Youth National Team comes through San Diego

Path to US Youth National Team comes through San Diego

Despite a bit of rain the US YNT Regional Minicamp took place this past week at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. 80 players from the ...
SD Loyal Hit the Ground Running in Pre-Season Friendly Against MLS Team FC Dallas

SD Loyal Hit the Ground Running in Pre-Season Friendly Against MLS Team FC Dallas

In near perfect weather at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center San Diego Loyal squared off against MLS side FC Dallas. Being Super Bowl Su ...
SoCal Teenagers Living the Dream

SoCal Teenagers Living the Dream

It was a near perfect afternoon for Lynwood native, Ulysses Llanez. Imagine growing up in Southern California with the dream of playing soccer at th ...
How APFC is changing the way youth players learn the game in Southern California

How APFC is changing the way youth players learn the game in Southern California

I'm sitting with Co Founder of APFC, Bernat Franquesa. His program includes camps, training and private lessons, player video analysis, cognitive v ...
What is ODP?

What is ODP?

With so many leagues, levels, and programs around it can be difficult to understand them all. Let's have a look at ODP and see if we can make better ...
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