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Common Goals | August 2014

 
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Girls Highlights

Recap the action from the girls' finals.

Video: Girls Finals


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Boys Highlights

Recap the action from the boys' finals.

Video: Boys Finals

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Military dad surprises his daughter.

Video: Surprise Reunion

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2014 US Youth Soccer National Champions Crowned
An exciting week of play at the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, concluded on July 27 with 14 champions crowned.
Recap | Best XI | Social Media Wall | Video

US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup
The US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup wrapped up early on July 13. See who claimed titles and check out highlights.

US Youth Soccer National League Teams Announced for 2014-2015 Season
160 teams have earned their place in the 2014-15 US Youth Soccer National League season. The league, entering its eighth season, is home to 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. See who earned their place.

2015 US Youth Soccer Regional and National Championships Announced
Dates and locations for the Regional and National Championships of the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country’s oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament have been announced. See where you want to be next summer.

Keep up with the 50/50 Blog!
US Youth Soccer recently began a new daily blog — The 50/50 Blog. It provides a good mix of soccer stories, videos and more each day, as well as some other fun and entertaining content. If you haven't seen The 50/50 Blog yet, you can check it out here. If you'd like to suggest content for the blog or have feedback on what you'd like to see, please email support@usyouthsoccer.org.

Male and Female Player of the Month
US Youth Soccer is pleased to recognize the following individuals as August 2014 Players of the Month — Female: Kaylee from Oswego, Ill.; Male: Holden from Lexington, Ky. Congratulations to Kaylee and Holden. 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.

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US Youth Soccer well represented at 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup
All players on the United States' Under-20 Women's National Team roster for August's World Cup have played in US Youth Soccer programs, including two Under-18 players who played in this year's National League and National Championship Series.

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See which players excelled on the field and relive all of the moments from the #ROADtoMD as shared on social media. Best XI | Fair Play Awards | #ROADtoMD Review

Best images from Germantown
Check out some of the best images from the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships in thedozens of photo galleries on our Facebook page.

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What makes youth sports fun?
A recent study looked at the factors that make youth sports fun for players and prevent kids from giving up the game. Check out some of the findings.

Advice from Tim Howard
U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard offers advice for the parents and coaches of young goalkeepers.

New Education Course for Coaches and Parents: Coaching Healthy Habitsd
Coaches and parents can help their players stay healthy by following three simple principles: Drink Right, Move More and Snack Smart. Learn how to put these principles into play through the Coaching Healthy Habits online course, brought to you by US Youth Soccer and Healthy Kids Out of School. Access this new course, and all our other great course material, on our Education Platform here.

Parenting Education
Why Young Athletes Excel with Backyard Play

Parenting Blog
Dog Days | How to stay safe and beat the summer heat.

Stay connected with US Youth Soccer. We're on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

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The most important coaching tool is...
Soccer America's Mike Woitalla talks about the most important thing a coach can bring to the field. It's not what you may expect. See his take here.

New Education Course for Coaches and Parents: Coaching Healthy Habitsd
Coaches and parents can help their players stay healthy by following three simple principles: Drink Right, Move More and Snack Smart. Learn how to put these principles into play through the Coaching Healthy Habits online course, brought to you by US Youth Soccer and Healthy Kids Out of School. Access this new course, and all our other great course material, on our Education Platform here.

National Youth License Courses
There are National Youth License courses available this month. Check out locations and dates of future courses with this new interactive map.

Coaching Education
10 Essentials of Player Development

Coaching Blog
Red Card for Concussion Management | More than a dozen resources on head injuries.

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Train Like a Pro!
Fall season will be here before you know it! Watch Sydney Leroux, U.S. Women’s National Team Forward, share how she gets ready for her season! WATCH NOW  Also, check out the Nesquik Recovery Center for more helpful tips!

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Introducing Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™
Liberty Mutual Insurance is excited to announce that our Responsible Sportsprogram is now called the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ program. We will continue to deliver the same great resources and tools. This fall, join the hundreds of youth sport coaches and parents who will take our Play Positive Pledge to promote good sportsmanship in youth sports.  Teams that recruit the most supporters have the chance to earn $2,500. Learn more atPlayPositive.com/Pledge.

 

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Introducing the free Nike Soccer app!
The best of Nike Soccer in your pocket. Learn more here.

 

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US Youth Soccer Marketplace
US Youth Soccer recently launched Marketplace, which offers teams, coaches and players the ability to search for companies across the nation that offer the product or service they are looking to purchase. You can check out Marketplace by going to marketplace.usyouthsoccer.org.

Some recent vendors...

Bello
BelloGoal is soccer excitement on a table top. BelloGoal is a miniaturized soccer game with special features that brings excitement and unpredictability at its best.
Stanno-Logo Stanno Teamwear takes great pride in being recognized as a Teamwear Specialist. Establishing close relationships with our client in addition to our quality products and direct sales methods makes Stanno the Ultimate Teamwear Brand.

Interested in Advertising on Marketplace?
Take a minute to sign up for a listing on Marketplace to reach the youth soccer community. Sign up now!

 

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