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John Hackworth: 'Learning how to win is part of development'

Coach John Hackworth, who rejoined the U.S. national team program after four years with MLS's Philadelphia Union, has gotten off to a strong start since becoming U.S. Soccer's first full-time U-15 boys national team coach late last year.

The College Process: Be Prepared, Proactive and Persistent

No two children are alike and their dreams are as unique as their goals. As high school students across the nation complete another grade, many will begin the exciting -- and at times overwhelming -- process of preparing for college.

Georgia boy leads high-scoring U.S. U-15s to Torneo Delle Nazioni crown

The U.S. U-15 boys national team, coached by John Hackworth, won the Tourneo Delle Nazioni with a 3-2 win over Austria on Friday. The Americans scored 15 goals in five games at the tourney hosted by Italy, Austria and Slovenia.

Hey Coach, set a good example: Use and share sunscreen

In several published studies it's been shown that only about 20% of outdoor sport athletes routinely use proper sunscreen for daytime practices and games.

Barcelona academy suffers some setbacks

Barcelona planned to open an "academy" in Copenhagen. And the Danish soccer federation (DBU) said, "No, thank you."

Developing well-rounded goalkeepers: Field play is crucial

How goalkeepers are treated at the youngest ages will have an impact on their long-term development, which is why it behooves a club to provide direction for coaches at the introductory levels.

Jamieson and Gall: MLS boys key to U-20s' frontline

Two goals last weekend on different sides of the Atlantic indicate the U.S. frontline is looking sharp one month ahead of the 2015 U-20 World Cup.

Small-Sided Games: A Key to More Technical Players

"It was the same every single day. There was no tactical work, none whatsoever. All the strategic stuff was done within the small-sided games. Liverpool believed that everything we faced in five-a-sides would be encountered again on match day." -- John Barnes, Former Liverpool and English national team star.

Qatar clash recalls USA's first U-20 World Cup

With the countdown to the kickoff of the 2015 U-20 World Cup down to 38 days, the USA tied, 2-2, with Qatar, which qualified for the tourney in New Zealand by winning the Asian championship.

The Skin Cancer Dilemma for Refs

I started refereeing in 1978 so I have been officiating for 37 years. The only regret that I have during this time is that I did not wear a black baseball cap when I started.

Tab Ramos eyes additions for U-20 World Cup roster

Coach Tab Ramos has a month to finalize his roster for the U-20 World Cup that kicks off May 30 in New Zealand, where the USA aims to reach the knockout stage of the biennial competition for the first time since 2007.

Hazing horrors -- and how to prevent them

Last year, the University of New Mexico women's team made national news for hazing that resulted in two players hospitalized. This year, among reports of hazing in high school soccer, an expert on hazing said it "s becoming more violent and sexualized."

Alex Morgan's Advice to Parents: Be Supportive, Respect Boundaries

Ask her coaches past or present to describe Alex Morgan's attributes and the answers are always similar: fast, strong, lethal with her right and left foot, and good in the air.

George Weah's son progresses in U.S. national team program

Timothy Weah, the son of former Liberian great George Weah, the 1995 World Player of the Year, continues climbing the ranks of the U.S. youth national team program.

U-20s aim to spawn another Alex Morgan

The Alex Morgan we'll see at this summer's Women's World Cup got her national team break with the U.S. U-20 national team that under Coach Tony DiCicco won the 2008 U-20 Women's World Cup.