Claudio Reyna recently spoke about the challenges we still face in developing youth players and what US Soccer is hoping to accomplish as they try to revamp how we develop youth players in America.
Entries Tagged ‘USYSA’
A successful coach at Sereno Soccer Club named Les Armstrong was suspended from coaching after he forged a parent’s signature to drop a player from his roster before the State Cup championships. The coach was sanctioned by the Arizona Youth Soccer Association and suspended from coaching for five months. Now with new USYSA Club Pass rules, the player could have just been dropped without any parent signature. If this a good thing?
Earlier this Spring, the US Youth Soccer Association published a vision for Youth Soccer in America. Much of what is laid out in this document if forming the basis for changes being advocated nationally. So let’s read the vision and debate it a bit!
US Youth Soccer has announced their 2009 Grant program for TopSoccer and Soccer Across America. if your organization serves or plans to serve special needs kids and/or kids from low-income areas, consider submitting an application.
Tweet The 2008 USYSA Southern Regionals are underway here in North Carolina, with teams form across the southeast looking to advance to the USYSA National Championships. Here’s a look at the rather muddy and wet start to the event. I’m only an hour or so away from the action, but don’t believe I’ll be able […]
Tweet ÂThis is somewhat old news, but welcome all the same. John Thomas over at the USYS Blog recently highlighted a new policy in Kentucky related to the licensing of coaches: Mandating anything in soccer is tough enough. As one of the national staff coaches for US Youth Soccer, it’s hard educating coaches that have […]
Tweet IÂ’m not sure how widespread this is across USYSA affiliates, but in North Carolina, the NCYSA stipulates that new clubs applying for membership must have and maintain a 60/40 ratio between recreational players and travel/select players. While this strikes some as a barrier to entry (and it is), I believe it is there for […]
Tweet While adding a few additional soccer blogs to my RSS reader, I decided to include the ‘new’ US Youth Soccer Blog, which is part of their new website redesign. Only problem is – there is no RSS feed!!! Wow. How can you launch a new blog in 2007 and not realize that RSS is […]
Tweet Talk to most parents with a child in competitive soccer, and you’re sure to hear about how much it costs. Just about every article written about the problems with youth development in the US will take about the barriers for many due to the high costs. When you participate in an activity that involves […]
Tweet North Carolina finally gave in to peer pressure and joined the rest of the country in prohibiting the enforcement of offside in U10 travel soccer (Challenge). I know this is old news for those of you in NC, but I felt it was still worth sharing for everyone else. Longtime readers know that I’ve […]
Tweet As the USYSA announced in December, they have formally organized the US Youth Soccer National League (NL). The charter has been adopted, which sets the basic structure for the league that will kick off this fall: The League will begin operation in the 2007-2008 seasonal year that goes from September 1, 2007, through August […]
Tweet When I took my ‘E’ License class, the instructors and handout materials talked about how water was better for re-hydrating youth soccer players than sports drinks. I think that curriculum might be adjusted a bit: The United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) today announced its partnership with The Gatorade Company. The sponsorship […]
Tweet Sorry for the lack of posts – been up to my eyeballs in practices, matches, league registration, etc. Things are calming down a bit so I hope to polish off a few posts I’ve been working on and get back into the swing of things. Until then, a public service announcement: The US Youth […]
Tweet US Youth Soccer has announced that September 2006 will be the 4th Annual ‘Youth Soccer Month’. Dozens of events are scheduled. "As soccer continues to grow with more children in the United States participating in organized soccer than any other sport," stated Larry Monaco, President of US Youth Soccer. "We [US Youth Soccer] take […]