Nutrition for young athletes has become more and more of an issue. Different schedules and time constraints for soccer players have lead parents to make poor food choices for their children. The "Nutrition in Soccer Survey" questioned children all ages and abilities, from recreational leagues to US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program. The main focus of the survey was whether or not children are aware of their nutritional needs and choices, and their views of their parent’s physical activity levels.
Click here to download this month’s coaching education article about nutrition and player development. US Youth Soccer Coaching Department offers a number of programs to educate new youth coaches and enhance the skills of current coaches, continuing the progress of the game. Don't forget to check out the newest offering from US Youth Soccer - The Novice Coach: An Introduction to Coaching Youth Soccer DVD Two-Disc Set. Created by the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Department is designed for coaches that are new to coaching youth players regardless of previous experience. Get your copy today at US Youth Soccer’s Online Store!
An additional program is the Coaches Connection, established to educate and further the flow of information between the coaches across the nation, the Connection connects you to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network. Open to anyone, the Coaches Connection is for coaches, parents, referees, administrators…you. Click here
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