The Washington Post
examines youth soccer in Northern Virginia, where players chase college scholarships dreams, playing year-round soccer. It's particularly
difficult in the spring when Virginia sponsors high school soccer. Players juggle games with two teams, playing a heavy prep schedule and showcase club events. As Notre Dame women's coach Randy
, the president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, tells B.J. Koubaroulis
, "We've really created an animal here. It's just way
too much soccer."
For Koubaroulis' look at the toll -- physical and emotional -- the constant play takes on players, click here