2014 US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Host Cities Announced
The host locations for the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships and Regional Championships have been announced. The National Championships will take place at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md., which previously hosted the event in back-to-back years in 2002 and 2003.
The Regional Championships will take place in: Kingston, R.I. (Region I); Dayton, Ohio (Region II); Baton Rouge, La. (Region III); and Albuquerque, N.M. (Region IV).
Click here to get all of the information on the 2014 locations and dates.
September is Youth Soccer Month
US Youth Soccer is celebrating Youth Soccer Month in September by recognizing what makes the game great for all kids: Fun, Family, Friendship and Fitness. Follow @SoccerMonth on Twitter, "Like" US Youth Soccer on Facebook, and visit YouthSoccerMonth.org to learn more.
Male and Female Player of the Month
US Youth Soccer is pleased to recognize the following individuals as September 2013 Players of the Month — Male: Steven from St. Martinville, La.; Female: Zoe from Naperville, Ill. Congratulations to Steven and Zoe. You can click here to read about their accomplishments and service.
To nominate someone you think is deserving of being Player of the Month, read the criteria and fill out this form.
The US Youth Soccer Show
The latest episode debuts Wednesday, Sept. 4. What can you expect to see? Find out here.
US Youth Soccer ODP Alums Earn NWSL Season Awards
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season awards were dominated by former US Youth Soccer ODP players, as well as a former coach. Read more about them: Rookie of the Year | Defender of the Year | Goalkeeper of the Year | Coach of the Year | 2013 MVP
US Youth Soccer National League 2013-2014
US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 160 teams that have qualified to compete in the 2013-2014 US Youth Soccer National League season. The league, entering its seventh season, is for the nation’s top Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls club soccer teams, with each team having an individual proven track record of continued success in US Youth Soccer programs.
U.S. Men's National Team World Cup Qualifiers
The U.S. Men's National Team has a pair of World Cup Qualifiers in September, as it plays at Costa Rica on Sept. 6 before returning home to host Mexico on Sept. 10 in Columbus, Ohio. Full schedule.
US Youth Soccer Clubhouse
Join the Clubhouse and get a chance to see Justin Bieber in Puerto Rico! Discover the latest US Youth Soccer website designed for players and their families. Become a member of the Clubhouse to get access to soccer and entertainment stories, games and amazing contests. This season, members get the opportunity to win a trip to see Justin Bieber in concert in Puerto Rico! Parents benefit from valuable coupons too. Learn more and sign up for the Clubhouse!
The Car Ride: How to Handle it Before and After the Game
John O’Sullivan wrote a pair of articles for Soccer America about how to handle the ride to and from a game. Remember that kids take cues from their parent's attitude, so stay positive. Article 1 | Article 2
What's the Right Amount of Sports for Your Child?
Gwenn O'Keeffe writes for MomsTeam.com about finding the right balance of athletics based on age and developmental stage of your child. Learn more.
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Soccer and the World
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Getting Your Young Keeper to Communicate
Tim Mulqueen writes for Soccer America about getting a talented young keeper to communicate and be vocal around his team. Check out his tips.
Dealing with Assistant Coaches
Mike Woitalla, of Soccer America, wrote a three-part series on how to get the most out of an assistant coach for youth soccer. Check out each of his articles to learn more. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
If you're a youth soccer coach or are interested in coaching, make sure to sign up for one or more of our FREE online education courses.
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