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How Refs Handle Substitutions

Substitutes must be standing at the halfway line, dressed and ready to play. The player exiting can leave from any part of the field. To make things easier, the exiting player generally leaves by the halfway line.

'Don't hover over the kids' (Q&A: AYSO's Scott Gimple)

Four players -- Landon Donovan, Eddie Johnson, Nick Rimando, Alejandro Bedoya -- who helped the USA lift the 2013 Gold Cup got their soccer start in the American Youth Soccer Organization, which next year celebrates its 50th anniversary. With more than 50,000 teams and 510,000 players, AYSO continues to rely solely on volunteer coaches. We spoke with AYSO Director of ...

Long, Hot Summer: Watch For Heat Illness

Coaches, parents and players need to be particularly aware of exertional heat illness (EHI) during the summer months

Winning's not everything: How to convince parents

Coaching young players to increase their chances of excelling at the higher levels can often mean losing games. So how can coaches convince parents not to confuse scorelines with player development progress?

When Should a Ref Retire?

I can hear the snickers already from fans who would like to answer the headline above by saying, "The ref we had at our last game should have retired a long time ago!"

Assistant Coaches: 'Be flexible, understanding and positive' (Part 3)

In Part 3 of our series on assistant coaches, we asked for advice for assistant coaches on how to approach their role.

Head coaches: 'Treat assistant as a peer and respected colleague' (Part 2)

In Part 2 of our series on assistant coaches, we asked for advice for head coaches on how best to utilize their helpers.

Getting the most out of an assistant coach (Part 1)

In the first of our three-part series, the Youth Soccer Insider looks at the roles played by assistant coaches and the various ways in which clubs create a coaching staff for their teams.

Drink Up: Hydration Tips for Summer Soccer

July and August are popular months for sports camps and soccer tournaments, many of which will be taking place in hot and humid climates.