• Heat and humidity can be lethal for your players -- here's what to know
    It can be OK to practice in 100-degree weather, or it could be dangerous. It depends on the humidity factor.
  • Grant Wahl's 'Masters of Modern Soccer': A unique contribution to coaching and player education
    For a book that's chock-full of insight into playing successful soccer, "Masters of Modern Soccer: How the World's Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game" stands out.
  • U.S. Soccer blundered badly on high school soccer
    American soccer, so plagued by the pay-to-play problem. If only there was youth soccer that didn't charge kids so much money.
  • A Parent's Guide to Game Day and Practice -- from Kaz Tambi
    "We want the parent's role only to be supportive and encouraging," says Kaz Tambi.
  • Coaches are in a powerful position to help kids stay healthy
    On-field injury recognition, coping with multiple-game weekend play, overuse injuries, and the benefits of introducing injury-prevention exercises at earlier ages were among issues discussed during U.S. Club Soccer's February "Health and Safety Webinar."
  • Here's the best part of U.S. Soccer revamping its grassroots coaching courses
    Three years after introducing a new $25 online F license course, U.S. Soccer has again revamped its coaching license pathway.
  • Referees should get a vote! And a rulebook would be nice
    The best way to figure out who's going to be voting for U.S. Soccer Federation President on Feb. 10 is to read Paul Kennedy's article, "Nuts and bolts: How U.S. Soccer's presidential election will work."
  • Why we over-coach, why we shouldn't, and how not to
    While returning the player cards to a coach of the 9-year-olds I'd been reffing, I told him I noticed he had coached throughout the entire game.
  • Cruyff disciple Todd Beane on street soccer, coaching education and the current Dutch crisis
    The Dutch star Johan Cruyff had a profound impact on the soccer world as a player in the "Total Soccer" years of the 1970s and as a coach, especially while in charge of Barcelona's "Dream Team" of the late 1980s and early 1990s, when he had great influence on Pep Guardiola.
  • USA beats India in front of huge crowd in New Delhi
    The USA opened the 2017 U-17 World Cup against one of the least formidable teams in the tournament: India.
  • U.S. boys aim to springboard their careers at U-17 World Cup, like Pulisic and Co., before them
    The USA kicks off its 2017 U-17 World Cup campaign against host India on Friday (10:30 a.m. ET, FS2, Universo).
  • A coach's life: Benjamin Ziemer combines backyard brotherhood experience with worldwide lessons
    Benjamin Ziemer, one of four brothers of the renowned Northern California Ziemer soccer family, serves as the Sacramento Republic's boys Development Academy U-19 head coach and U-17 assistant, and is a founder and the president of NorCal Premier Soccer.
  • John Hackworth: 'Josh Sargent faces incredible challenge'
    Not since Freddy Adu in 2003 has an American player entered the biennial U-17 World Cup under the kind of spotlight that will shine on Josh Sargent.
  • Meet the USA's U-17 World Cup players
    The USA did poorly at the last U-17 World Cup, failing to reach the second round in 2015, but that team included: Christian Pulisic, now already Bundesliga star, Tyler Adams, a New York Red Bulls starter, and Haji Wright, who's playing in the German second division. Based on that track record, some of the boys headed to India to represent the USA at the 2017 U-17 World Cup are likely to be players we hear about in the future at the higher levels.
  • Long-serving Tab Ramos renews with U.S. Soccer
    Hall of Famer Tab Ramos, who was one of the USA's longest-serving players, is becoming one of the national team's longest-serving coaches. Ramos has agreed to continue as U-20 men's national coach, a position he's held since November 2013, and as U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director, which he became in October 2011.
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