Category: Club Soccer

The path the #USMNT goes through the Development Academy

The path the #USMNT goes through the Development Academy

Tonight the US Men's National Team plays Peru (5pm on ESPN).  The path to the USMNT has been vastly different for players over the decades, but that p ...
#CollegeRecruiting Gianna Creighton from Rebels SC #RebelsProud

#CollegeRecruiting Gianna Creighton from Rebels SC #RebelsProud

Gianna Creighton, West Hills High School class of 2019, is committed to play at UC Irvine. Gianna is part of the US Youth Soccer 2018 National Cham ...
Youth Soccer Referees – Dealing With Questionable Calls

Youth Soccer Referees – Dealing With Questionable Calls

Youth soccer referees have a big responsibility. Each week they are asked to referee multiple games where there will be numerous decisions they're exp ...
Lee Popejoy: Advice for Referees

Lee Popejoy: Advice for Referees

Lee Popejoy is a founding father of soccer in San Diego and Southern California. Cal South Soccer has an extensive system in place to certify, educ ...
Guide to Making 2018 Your Best Year in Soccer

Guide to Making 2018 Your Best Year in Soccer

The year 2018 is upon us and you can make it your best year ever in soccer if you follow these simple steps! Stay Healthy! https://www.soccernat ...
Shot Happens #7: Blowouts = The Bad Kind of Running in Soccer

Shot Happens #7: Blowouts = The Bad Kind of Running in Soccer

In youth travel soccer, blowouts are inevitable. As hard as administrators and coaches try to match teams in tournaments and leagues equally, so games ...
The Real Deal with Club Tryouts

The Real Deal with Club Tryouts

Tryouts are almost universally the toughest part of the year for anyone involved with youth soccer. Players, parents and coaches alike all approach th ...
Shot Happens #6: It’s time to quit soccer… for the season?

Shot Happens #6: It’s time to quit soccer… for the season?

There is a lot of pressure on parents of travel players to be constantly honing their child’s craft. We’ve all heard of the Malcolm Gladwell 10,000 ho ...
The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to Your Kid’s Coach

The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to Your Kid’s Coach

“Hey coach, ummm…you got a text.” One of my players was injured and to keep him engaged during games I asked him to run stats for us. It was a simp ...
Shot Happens #3: Parents…What are they Good For?

Shot Happens #3: Parents…What are they Good For?

Absolutely everything. They are one of the staples in youth sport. They’ve been stalking the sidelines of soccer games since the beginning and they wi ...
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