Different Articles On Youth Soccer
by Randy Vogt on Jan 4, 10:46 PM
I started refereeing in New York in 1978. One of the things that was interesting about refereeing is it was very much an individual pursuit for me as nearly all games in New York in the 1970s and 1980s, with the exception of semifinal and final games, plus a few other notable games, were officiated by one referee with the help of two club linesmen, who simply raised the flag when the ball was over the touchline.
by Christian Lavers on Jan 3, 3:12 PM
The choice of where to have your child play youth soccer can be very difficult. Multiple clubs, "select teams," or leagues will tout their services or programs, often with promises of glory down the road. There is no shortage of choices for where your child can spend the next year of development - and in the United States, parents have more choice than in any other country.
by Todd Beane on Dec 28, 6:59 PM
Sometimes as coaches we ignore universal truths.
by Dr. Dev Mishra on Dec 21, 2:09 PM
We're in that time of year when people start sneezing and coughing all around you. It's pretty easy to catch a cold or sinus congestion to generally make you feel lousy. And at the same time your team continues to practice and play games.
by Randy Vogt on Dec 15, 7:11 PM
I was asked to give some words of encouragement to young refs who would be refereeing their club's intramural games. The refs were from 10 to 14 years old and they ref players age 6 to 12. Two refs to a game, one on each touchline, on small-sided fields, the largest which is 65 x 35 yards.
by Tom Byer on Dec 13, 2:05 AM
When I went to China to coach 6-year-old kids in a pilot program at five elementary schools in Beijing, I wanted to see what they were doing before I started with my contribution. All the kids had a big ball. Wrong!
by Todd Beane on Dec 7, 1:01 PM
This Red Sanders quote popularly attributed to Vince Lombardi has misguided so many youth coaches and I was one of them. It is so clear, so powerful and so macho that it resonates with every fiber of testosterone in my competitive body.
by Randy Vogt on Dec 4, 10:49 PM
So I've officiated lots of games and realize what is my most difficult job as an official. And it's not what you might think.
by Dr. Dev Mishra on Nov 30, 8:24 AM
Backwards running can be used in training, with several benefits, including for injury rehab and Improving muscular balance and coordination for defensive positioning.
by Lisa Lavelle on Nov 27, 8:33 PM
For many students who are entering their junior and senior year of high school -- campus visits are essential to making the right college connection.
by Todd Beane on Nov 24, 11:54 AM
Did you just purchase 1,000 drills for five dollars on line? Get a refund, now.
by Mike Woitalla on Nov 17, 11:09 PM
While returning the player cards to a coach of the 9-year-olds I'd been reffing, I told him I noticed he had coached throughout the entire game.
by Mike Woitalla on Nov 14, 3:46 PM
The Dutch star Johan Cruyff had a profound impact on the soccer world as a player in the "Total Soccer" years of the 1970s and as a coach, especially while in charge of Barcelona's "Dream Team" of the late 1980s and early 1990s, when he had great influence on Pep Guardiola.
by Randy Vogt on Oct 31, 5:47 PM
Soccer is that rare sport where official time is kept on the field by the referee.
by Mike Woitalla on Oct 6, 2:57 PM
The USA opened the 2017 U-17 World Cup against one of the least formidable teams in the tournament: India.
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