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'You can't communicate too much with parents' (Kim Calkins Q&A)

Kim Calkins was appointed Washington Youth Soccer's Technical Director in July. Calkins, who played collegiate ball at the University of Portland and professionally for the Boston Breakers, brings 15 years of youth, high school and collegiate coaching experience to the position.

USA gets 'challenging group' at U-17 World Cup

One goal for the USA at the 2015 U-17 World Cup in Chile (Oct. 17-Nov. 8) will be to win a knockout-stage game for the first time since 1999, when the USA finished fourth at biennial tournament with a team that included Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Bealsey.

How Zelalem & Co., are faring since the U-20 World Cup

It's been nearly two months since the USA's quarterfinal run at the 2015 U-20 World Cup. The performance included wins over Myanmar, New Zealand and Colombia. Coach Tab Ramos' team held eventual champion Serbia to a scoreless tie before getting eliminated in a penalty kick shootout.

LA Galaxy adds high school to Academy program

The Los Angeles Galaxy is launching high school education program for its Development Academy players.

U.S. U-18 boys kick off new cycle with Sweden trip

U.S. U-18 boys national team coach Javier Perez has named a 20-player roster for the 2015 Open Nordic Cup Tournament in Sweden, where the USA will face the Faroe Islands on Tuesday, followed by games against Iceland (Aug. 5) and Sweden (Aug. 7), and an Aug. 9 placement game.

Coaches Need to Control Themselves -- Players Mimic Coaches

I have been a referee with the New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NYMISOA) for the past three decades and look forward to receiving the 30-Year Service Award at the NYMISOA Awards Dinner on November 9. Also being honored are the most sporting college and junior college coaches in the New York City metro area as voted by our ...

Well-planned campus visits are key to making the right college connection

We're starting to plan college visits for our high school children. They'd like to play soccer. What advance work should they be doing ahead of arriving on a campus?

Massapequa returns McGuire Cup to New York for first time in 59 years

Massapequa Arsenal became the first team from New York to win the McGuire Cup since 1959 when it captured the under-19 boys title at the 2015 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a 3-1 win over
three-time champion St. Louis Scott Gallagher


'Coaches in Latino community need support from parents' (Joe Supe Q&A)

Joe Supe, head coach of Southern California's Irvine Valley College's women's team, has spent two decades working to integrate Latino and Latina players into mainstream, competitive soccer. Supe, who started coaching with Southern California Youth Soccer League in 1998, is also a coaching instructor for U.S. Soccer, the NSCAA and Concacaf.

Development Academy honors include best 'style of play'

Unique in postseason awards, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy recognizes teams for best "style of play" in addition to the player and coach of the year honors, among others. The style winners include U-15/16 FC Dallas and U-17/18 Chicago Fire, who won the 2015 national titles.

U.S. Soccer OKs caps for refs

Kudos to the U.S. Soccer Federation, which has announced its approval for referees to wear caps.

FC Dallas youth movement forges ahead

Last Saturday, MLS's first-place team FC Dallas beat D.C United, 2-1. Its first goal came from 19-year-old Kellyn Acosta. The gamewinner by Fabian Castillo was set up by a 23-year-old, Victor Ulloa.

MLS teams book all Development Academy final spots

Georgia United U-15/16, the only non-MLS club to reach the semifinals of either age group in the 2015 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Championships, fell to New York Red Bulls, 2-1, on Thursday.

Matias Asorey: 'If players enjoy training, they give more effort and energy'

Matias Asorey, the Technical Director of Florida's Kendall Soccer Coalition, was 2014 U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 East Coach of the Year and is one of U.S. Soccer's 20 candidates for the new Academy Director license, the highest-level USSF course offered for youth coaches.

Is skipping high school soccer worth it?

My son got invited to play on a U.S. Soccer Development Academy team. But that would mean not playing high school ball. ...