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'Put best coaches at youngest ages' (Q&A with Mustang's Fred Wilson)

The Youth Soccer Insider continues its interview series with youth club leaders by talking with Fred Wilson, the Boys Coaching Director of Northern California's Mustang Soccer, a club-slash-league with nearly 5,000 players under its umbrella

How adults can 'teach' kids by playing along

One of the best ways for adults to coach children is to play along with them

The art of refereeing solo

The referee's position is called a "diagonal," which he or she runs goes from corner flag to corner flag.

Tackling gay issues in sports

The hardships faced by gay teens inspired the coming-out of former University of North Carolina star David Testo after nearly a decade of pro soccer in MLS, the USL and NASL. We contacted longtime soccer coach and journalist Dan Woog, the author of five books on gay and lesbian issues, to comment on the importance of pro athletes coming out ...

Making sure the goals are safe

The goals are 8 yards in length by 8 feet high. The youngest age groups in youth soccer will often use smaller goals. The goalposts must be white. Should referees come to a field with goalposts that are not white, play the game and report the color of the goal posts to the league.