|Soccer America’s Top 30 Girls Youth Clubs named
Soccer America’s Top 30 Boys Youth Clubs named
Early registration for Workshop ends Dec. 15
Don’t miss the 2010 Best of the US Youth Soccer Show this month
David Messersmith named director of accounting and finance for US Youth Soccer
Arizona is the latest to launch new US Youth Soccer State Association website with Americaneagle.com
Girls and Boys season preview
Girls open season in Wilson, N.C.
Schedule | News | Scores and Standings | Video
Boys open season in Wilson, N.C.
Schedule | News | Scores and Standings | Video
Olympic Development Program
Boys 2010 Thanksgiving Interregional
Schedules | Rosters | News | Scores and Standings
Girls 2010 Thanksgiving Interregional
Schedule | Rosters | News | Scores and Standings
Texans Soccer Club receives donation to support youth soccer
Early registration for the 2011 US Youth Soccer Workshop ends Dec. 15
Early registration is only $100 for the 2011 US Youth Soccer Workshop to be held Feb. 24-26 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Registration increases to $150 after 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, and click here for a preview of the sessions being offered.
This is the last month to submit your Goal or Save of the Year nominations
Don’t miss the Dec. 31 deadline to submit entries for the 2010 Goal and Save of the Year awards. Download the nomination forms here: Goal | Save.
Tell your league how they did this fall Let the administrator of your team or league know about Responsible Sports Season Evaluation. You’ll get a forum for confidential, anonymous feedback, and your league or team will get input to help improve the youth soccer experience for our kids. E-mail your coach/administrator!
Kwik Goal Coaching Notebooks
Kwik Goal now offers a full line of Coaching Notebooks covering tryouts, game day, team scouting, player scouting and a general notebook for session planning or course notes. For full details on each notebook and to place your order, visit Kwikgoal.com.
Chelsea versus Manchester United on Fox Soccer
Fox Soccer Channel presents a highly anticipated matchup from Barclays Premier League, as defending champion Chelsea will have to be in top form to overcome fierce rival Manchester United, live in HD Sunday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. ET. For more Barclays Premier League news and a complete match schedule, visit foxsoccer.com.
Time’s running out to enter for a chance to win The Degree Cool & Confident Kid Award and a VIPSkills Clinic for your team!
While scoring the season-ending goal and winning the game is what every competitive kid typically dreams about, there are so many ways to stay cool both on and off the field. To recognize young players who have experienced a boost of confidence this season, Degree Deodorant has partnered with US Youth Soccer to launch the first-ever Degree Cool & Confident Kid Award. Entry forms are now available for download at www.DontFretTheSweat.com/ConfidentKid and must be must be postmarked by Friday, Dec. 31, 2010!
January 2011 NSCAA Residential Courses – Sign up now! There are many places for you to go to become a better coach, but only one offers direct access to a world class coaching education staff, peer-to-peer education, and a networking opportunity unlike any other. The NSCAA will be hosting a National Diploma, Advanced National Diploma and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and a National Diploma in Cupertino, Calif. Jan. 3-9, 2011. Sign up today at http://www.nscaa.com/rc-list.php!
Fuel up before matches with Sunbelt Fruit & Grain Bars To perform at their best, soccer players need a solid kick of pre-match energy. Nutritious and delicious Sunbelt Fruit & Grain Bars provide just that: They only have 140 calories, are packed with whole grains, and have 40 percent less sodium than the leading brand. Click here to visit our Facebook page for coupons, special offers, fitness tips and more!
Help kids kick the flu this season Flu is much more dangerous than the common cold for kids – each year an average of 20,000 children under age 5 are hospitalized due to influenza complications. Flu viruses change every year, so your kids need the vaccine this season to stay protected. Have a child that’s “shot shy?” Consider FluMist® -- it’s safe and effective for healthy children, ages 2 and up. Learn More
A “Sweet Deal” at Baymont Inn & Suites!
Planning a trip over the holidays? Book a suite at 25 percent off! Baymont is a proud sponsor of US Youth Soccer and now you can enjoy our largest and most family-friendly rooms. Plus you’ll experience Baymont’s hometown hospitality where you will find all the comforts of home plus free breakfast, high-speed Internet and earn Wyndham Rewards® points. Visit BaymontInns.com for more information.
The US Youth Soccer Show
Best of 2010 Show
Friday, Dec. 10 @ 5 p.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 24 @ 5 p.m. ET
*Subject to change. Check your local listing.
The US Youth Soccer Show Podcast
Special rate with backgroundchecks.com for US Youth Soccer members
US Youth Soccer has partnered with backgroundchecks.com to provide members with a fast and easy way to request background checks on your volunteers and staff. Click here to find out more or e-mail email@example.com.
Parent and Coach Articles
Positive Parenting | The Scholarship Divine: Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships
As a parent, there are many paths to navigate when it comes to youth sports. One of the most daunting can be seeking a college scholarship. In March 2008, The New York Times published Bill Pennington's article The Scholarship Divine: Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships.
Parent Blogger, Susan Boyd | Finder's Fee
I'm concerned about parents who feel entitled to a cash reward for doing their job. Cam Newton is arguably the best college quarterback, but he's been embroiled in ongoing questions into his eligibility stemming from accusations of pay for play negotiations by his father. Whatever our kids achieve stems from their passion and their investment in themselves…
Coaching Education | Four Common Myths About Nutrition Among Soccer Players
Diet and exercise among athletes has everything to do with strength, conditioning and overall agility. Four Common Myths About Nutrition Among Soccer Players by Dr. Donald T. Kirkendall addresses myths about what players should and should not eat before and after games.