How much soccer is too much soccer? From my perspective as a sports medicine specialist, I know when a player has played too much when various types of "overuse" injuries start appearing.
Time for a Children's Revolt
Posted by Soccer America on May. 17, 6:15 p.m.
Some of the things I've heard adults yell at children at soccer games are just downright hilarious. Like the coach who yelled at a 6-year-old, "Give him a target on the flank!"
Filling a player's 'emotional tank'
Posted by Soccer America on May. 10, 6:30 p.m.
A player's "emotional tank" is similar to a car's gas tank. When the tank is full, the player runs well. With an empty tank, the player does not run at all. Coaches, parents and players can fill or drain tanks, depending on how they communicate.
Small-Sided Games: What's all the fuss?
Posted by Soccer America on May. 3, 2:30 p.m.
For quite a few years now US Youth Soccer, U.S. Soccer, AYSO and the NSCAA have advocated playing less than 11-a-side soccer for our younger players.