• Injured Player? Take Safe Steps in the Return-To-Play Decision
    One of the toughest decisions in youth sports is determining when a player who has suffered an injury is ready to return to action. It's very easy to get caught up in the moment of competition and perhaps put an injured player back in the game before he or she is really ready. The emphasis on the sideline should always be directed toward athlete or child safety.
  • 'Great feeling' for U.S. U-17s after win over Mexico
    Last August, the U.S. U-17 boys lost in Mexico City, 6-3, to Mexico in the 2016 Torneo de Naciones after a being tied, 2-2, until the 55th minute mark.
  • Great start for U.S. U-17s -- Mexico awaits
    Two years ago, in qualifying play for the 2015 U-17 World Cup, the USA, then coached by Richie Williams, faced Jamaica twice. In group play, the Americans lost to the Reggae Boyz, 1-0.
  • U.S. Soccer names new women's youth national team coaches -- Kacey White and Keri Sarver
    Kacey White, former Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) Director of Coaching, is the new U.S. U-16 girls national team coach. Keri Sarver, Director of Coaching of the Internationals SC in Ohio for the last seven years, has been hired as the new U.S. U-19 women's national team coach. Both played pro ball after their college careers and White made 18 appearances for the U.S. national team.
  • Will we see the next Pulisic? Meet the U.S. boys aiming for the U-17 World Cup
    Will the Concacaf U-17 Championship reveal the next Christian Pulisic?
  • Dallas becomes second U.S. team to win Dallas Cup Super Group
    FC Dallas beat Mexico's Monterrey, 2-1, in the final to become only the second team to win the Dallas Cup U-19 Super Group since its inception in 1990.
  • 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.
  • New coaching slate for U.S. women's age-group program taking shape
    Jitka Klimkova is the new head coach of the U.S. U-20 women's national team, replacing Michelle French, and Mark Carr has been named head coach of the U.S. U-17 girls national team, replacing B.J. Snow. U.S. Soccer says it will also announce its 2017 coaches for the U-14, U-15 and U-16 girls national teams and U-18 and U-19 women's national teams in the near future.
  • How FIFA rules hurt immigrant children in the USA
    There are children in the USA who aren't allowed to play in their local soccer league because FIFA, based in Switzerland, isn't satisfied with their documentation.
  • Reffing corner kicks: Don't ignore the grabbing and holding
    Soccer's last rule, Law 17, is on corner kicks. The corner kick must be placed inside the corner area (formerly called "corner arc") nearest to the point the ball crossed the goal line. Which is interesting as the goal kick can be kicked from either side of the goal area, no matter which side of the goal that the ball crossed the goal line, but the ball on a corner kick must be kicked from the corner on the side that the ball went over the goal line.
  • Tab Ramos holds London audition for U-20 World Cup spots
    Nineteen players who weren't part of the USA's Concacaf U-20 Championship win last month are part of Coach Tab Ramos' April 3-10 training camp in London, England, in preparation for the 2017 U-20 World Cup that kicks off in late May.