Tag: Youth Development

SoCal Blues, San Diego Surf and LAFC Awarded Places in US Soccer Girls’ Development Academy

SoCal Blues, San Diego Surf and LAFC Awarded Places in US Soccer Girls’ Development Academy

US Soccer has today announced the first 25 youth clubs to be awarded a place in the prestigious Girls' Development Academy. The Academy initiate was d ...
The Four Types of Player Bullying – Scenario Three – Parent Proxy Bullying

The Four Types of Player Bullying – Scenario Three – Parent Proxy Bullying

I have a friend out West who runs a large, very competitive sports club. The children and parents in this club can be quite intense. He struggles re ...
The Four Types of Player Bullying – Scenario Two – Coach-Side Vs Player-Side

The Four Types of Player Bullying – Scenario Two – Coach-Side Vs Player-Side

This is the second part in a four part series on player-based bullying in youth sport. "Wait 'til we get to the locker room!" He hissed, threatenin ...
STATEMENT FROM YOUTH COUNCIL TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP TO U.S. SOCCER

STATEMENT FROM YOUTH COUNCIL TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP TO U.S. SOCCER

The following update posted on usclubsoccer.org on February 5th, 2016: The Youth Council Technical Working Group unanimously agreed that there has ...
We are going to be good at throw-ins and goal kicks: Part II

We are going to be good at throw-ins and goal kicks: Part II

Scaffolding and the Zone of Proximal Development In education, we have learned to scaffold the learning process for our children in order to create ...
We are going to be good at throw-ins and goal kicks: Part I

We are going to be good at throw-ins and goal kicks: Part I

This article digs into the science of education and of coaching methodologies.  This was done to prove the point with peer-reviewed, empirically devel ...
Fewer Headers, More Footers

Fewer Headers, More Footers

On Monday, U.S. Soccer announced new initiatives aimed at improving safety with respect to head injuries in soccer. The policy sets strict limits on y ...
I have no idea what is going on with the new field sizes…

I have no idea what is going on with the new field sizes…

I have gotten this comment a lot in the last few weeks, and as a club Executive Director, and also a coach, the people asking me want to know more tha ...
Echoes Beyond the Game

Echoes Beyond the Game

"You are terrible!" "What are you doing?!" "How did you miss that one?! Get back here and sit on this bench!" "My grandmother could have scor ...
A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT!

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT!

Hello there! Hope your season is going well and that your children are enjoying themselves! What I wouldn’t give to be able to be that age and partici ...
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