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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014
[COPA DEL ATLANTICO] U.S. under-18 men's national team head coach Javier Perez called up 18 players for the Copa del Atlantico Jan. 30-Feb. 8 in Las Palmas, Spain. The squad includes 16-year-old Erik Palmer-Brown of Sporting Kansas City and highly regarded midfielder Emerson Hyndman, who plays for Fulham's U-18s. Read the whole story
[NTC INVITATIONAL] The USA will play teams from China, Japan and New Zealand -- all Under-17 Women's World Cup finalists -- at the 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational Feb. 5-9 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. U.S. head coach B.J. Snow has called ... Read the whole story
[ABU DHABI CAMP] The U.S. under-15 boys national team head coach Hugo Perez's roster for a week-long international training camp in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, that begins Friday, includes three players from the U-17 national team recently won the Aegean Cup: starting left back Edwin Lara, Nicholas Taitague and ... Read the whole story
[LAKEWOOD RANCH CAMP] A squad of 37 players will take part in a week-long training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., beginning Saturday. Tony Lepore's crew includes Wilmer Cabrera, son of the newly appointed Chivas USA coach of the same name, and Timothy Weah, son of former Ballon d'Or winner George ... Read the whole story

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Thousand Oaks Acorn
Brooke Wynalda, daughter of U.S. Hall of Fame forward Eric Wynalda, is starring as a freshman at the same high school where her father played: Westlake High in South California. Gilberto Manzano caught up with Brooke after she scored in the game against Agoura. "The referees like to joke ... Read the whole story
Lex18.com
After an off-duty police officer in Kentucky was charged with harassment for allegedly grabbing, shoving and threatening a 13-year-old referee -- someone anonymously notified the state's Labor Cabinet that the victim Nathaniel Rase was too young to be a referee, 14 being the legal age for "employment." On Thursday, Kentucky ... Read the whole story
Daily Mail
On Friday, Maryland youth product Gedion Zelalem made his Arsenal debut during the Gunners' 4-0 win against Coventry City in the FA Cup fourth round, in which he played the final 20 minutes. On Saturday, the Daily Mail reported that Coach Arsene Wenger is set to reward the promising 17-year-old ... Read the whole story

Relishing soccer's special bonds at the NSCAA Convention

[MY VIEW] The 2014 NSCAA Convention for me and many of my contemporaries was one massive reunion. You could not walk into the Marriott Hotel lobby without being bombarded by players you played with or against, coaches who you were coached by, or friends you have made over the years in the soccer community. I wonder if the players today will have the same special bond that was formed with the players of my era. ...More

'Don't get mad at kids for struggling' (Q&A with Doug Lemov, Part 3)

Coaching clinics, practice vs. game coaching, communicating with a struggling player, and overcoaching are the topics in Part 3 of our interview with Doug Lemov, the author of highly acclaimed school teaching books "Teach Like a Champion" and "Practice Perfect." Lemov has been working with the U.S. Soccer Federation to improve coaching through better teaching. ...More


'Say it carefully, quickly, clearly' (Q&A with Doug Lemov, Part 2)

Doug Lemov, the author of "Teach Like a Champion," one of the best-selling teaching books in the USA, has been working with the U.S. Soccer Federation to improve coaching through better teaching. In Part 2 of our interview with Lemov we asked him for advice how to get a group of chatty, fidgety youngsters to pay attention for a few seconds. ...More



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