What's really important about the U.S. Soccer Federation's ambitious move into youth soccer isn't just the U-16 and U-18 boys leagues of its new U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Keys to good corner kicks
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 19, 12:15 p.m.
The corner kick is an incredible opportunity to score, and it's something players can practice on their own, because unlike a cross that you're hitting during the run of play, the corner kick is always taken from the same distance, give or take the few yards by which the width of fields varies from stadium to stadium.
A meaningful version of 'Soccer Dad'
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 12, 9:30 p.m.
The expression "Soccer Mom" has become a cliché. Sadly, some moms can be obnoxious spectators, too. Often, they learn that behavior observing men. Imagine the good that would come from being a highly visible and meaningful version of "Soccer Dad?"
Tryouts: The whys, why-nots and maybes
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 5, 11:30 p.m.
In a typical club system where parents fund their child's experience and pretty directly the club and its employees -- team formation can be the most difficult part of the year.