KWIK KICKS - OCTOBER, 2010
News Recap from USYouthSoccer.org Eighth annaul Youth Soccer Month comes to a close
Don’t miss your chance to US Youth Soccer’s Goal or Save of the Year Award!
Eastern Pennsylvania launches new US Youth Soccer State Association website with Americaneagle.com
What is the National Youth License?
Long-time educator announces retirement
The US Youth Soccer Show’s seventh episode of the season airs in October
US Youth Soccer FUEL Soccer Magazine is here FREE SHIPPING from The US Youth Soccer Shop Olympic Development Program
Common Thread Among Players Selected to Residency
Common Thread Among Soccer America’s 2010 Mens’ Preseason All-Americans
283 US Youth Soccer ODP Players invited to U-14 and U-15 National Team camps
Florida US Youth Soccer ODP player earns chance at Argentina super club Estudiantes
$2,500 grant for your team
Help kids get covered and get in the game
Save $100 (50 percent) with early registration for the 2011 US Youth Soccer Workshop
Early registration is open for the 2011 US Youth Soccer Workshop to be held Feb. 24-26 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Registrants can save 50 percent ($100) by registering before Dec. 15. Over 2,000 soccer coaches, administrators, referees and enthusiasts are expected at the annual convention. For more information, visit USYouthSoccer.org/Workshop/index.asp.
Send your 2010 Goal and Save of the Year nominations now!
Now is the time to start submitting your entries for the 2010 Goal and Save of the Year awards. Nominations are due by Dec. 31. Download the nomination forms here: Goal | Save.
Order copies of US Youth Soccer FUEL Magazine for your membership today!
Get a minimum 100 US Youth Soccer FUEL Magazines for $50! It’s a great added benefit to your players and their families with cutting edge information on training, nutrition, recruiting and cool interviews with players. Check out the online version of FUEL, and for ordering and shipping information, click here. Act now, once the copies are gone...they're gone!
The 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention
The 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention is in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 12-16. “Witness the best of the US at the world’s largest annual gathering of soccer coaches!” Registration opens in early October! Visit www.NSCAA.com for more details.
Keep your kids in the game with Sunbelt Granola Bars!
Whether your kids are getting ready for a big game or just heading to practice, they need the right kind of fuel to perform. So be sure to stock up on Sunbelt Granola Bars. They contain whole grains for the healthy energy your kids need—and no preservatives. Plus, they taste great! For coupons and more, visit facebook.com/SunbeltSnacks today.
MLS Cup 2010 Playoffs: Every minute, one step closer
The road to MLS CUP 2010 begins Oct. 28 on ESPN2. Watch all playoff matches on ESPN2/ FSC/Telefutura as eight teams battle for the MLS CUP 2010. For playoffs schedules, please visit www.MLSsoccer.com/playoffs The Game, The Glory. The CUP.
Kwik Goal Infinity® Weighted Pop-up Goal for all-surfaces
The Kwik Goal Infinity® Weighted Pop-up Goal is designed for all-surface play. It’s unique weighted base adds stability to the goal without the use of anchor pegs. Each goal comes with a carry bag and the Kwik Goal Lifetime Guarantee. To view the full line of Infinity Goals, visit KwikGoal.com.
How are you helping your team earn $2,500?
Have you already completed a quiz and credited it to your soccer team? The next step is to spread the word! Twenty $2,500 grants will be awarded Nov. 30, get in the race today! New this month – a real time leader board! Get started today.
U.S. Men’s National Team and UEFA Champions League on FSC
Fox Soccer Channel presents live HD coverage of the U.S. Mens National Team’s friendly match against Poland from Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Live match coverage of the UEFA Champions League, the world’s biggest club competition, continues on Tuesday, Oct. 19, and Wednesday, Oct. 20, on FSC. For more, visit foxsoccer.com.
Get kids covered and in the game with health insurance
Many children who want to participate in school or community sports are sidelined because they don’t have health coverage and can’t afford mandatory physicals or care needed if they get hurt. Nearly 5 million uninsured kids are eligible for health coverage today. CHIP and Medicaid are available now! Parents can learn more by visiting the US Youth Soccer website this October or visit InsureKidsNow.gov.
New study from Degree Deodorant finds key to building athlete’s confidence is strong parent communication
Although the school year is well underway, the classroom remains full of stressful moments that make kids break into a sweat. To help understand these moments, Unilever — the maker of Degree® Men and Degree® Girl – surveyed moms and their tweens about issues that face kids today. Highlights from the resulting Unilever Tween Confidence Index can be found at www.DontFretTheSweat.com or downloaded here. Read more by clicking here.
THE US YOUTH SOCCER SHOW
October Show Times*
Thursday, Oct. 7 @ 2 p.m. ET
Friday, Oct. 8 @ 6:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 12 @ 7 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 14 @ 2 p.m. ET
*Subject to change. Check your local listing.
The US Youth Soccer Show Podcast
Save $1.50 OFF Clorox 2® Stain Fighter & Color Booster
Clorox 2® Stain Fighter & Color Booster is proud to be the Official Stain Remover of US Youth Soccer. Clorox 2® works with your favorite detergent to remove tough soccer stains like grass and dirt. For stain fighting tips and a $1.50 off coupon, visit http://www.clorox2.com/.
COACH AND PARENT ARTICLESCoaching Education | Football
Football is a short English poem circa World War I. The poem discusses the charms of soccer and how it served as an outlet for youth to focus their attention and energy among the chaos of the first World War. Coaches can use this same poem to serve as an instrument to help children channel their energy, worries and frustrations into something positive on the soccer field.
Positive Parenting | It's wonderful to win, but…
While the majority of the article, It's wonderful to win, but… by Mike Woitalla of Soccer America, seems to address a flaw in coaching, it would be a mistake not to address why it benefits the parents. Woitalla recalls a decision he made as the coach of a team of 9-year-old girls while trying to win a soccer game. Had Woitalla not interfered with the girls' communication and teamwork, the situation could've strengthened a player's confidence and skill.