Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Youth Soccer Injury Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation

We're no doctors here, but the fact is that many players sustain injuries during the course of their youth careers, ranging from a career-ending ACL injury to a simple strained ligament that keeps a player out for a game or two.

Several readers have asked for this topic to be added, so that conversations and sharing of experiences can be shared.

This is tricky, as we don't want to disparage any healthcare providers on this site but it may help to mention doctors and/or their affiliated practices.

Let's roll it out and see how it goes.

Friday, September 16, 2016

NEW! U11 Girls Youth Soccer


Welcome to a new page for parents, coaches and trainers to chat about U11 girls youth soccer.

Please be respectful to players (no identifying numbers, names, physical descriptions), fellow parents and coaches.

These young ladies are still young, folks. Please keep comments in perspective.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Girls High School Soccer | Boys High School Soccer

Fall 2016

Boys high school soccer and girls high school soccer in Region 1 is winning more media coverage, more focus and more action than ever before.

Across Region 1, we want to hear what's happening in your neck of the woods.

Public high school soccer or private high school soccer comments invited.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

U17G - U16 Girls Youth Soccer

This page is focused on Under 17 girls youth soccer, primarily in Region 1 but everyone is invited to share and post.

Teams face increased competition for the top players, (who are increasingly attending college showcases).

More teams consolidate and the best teams--academy soccer, club soccer and high school teams--battle to attract and retain the right player mix.

Stay tuned. This is bound to be good.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Youth Soccer Tryout Announcements - Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Season

Teams, clubs and academies are invited to post upcoming youth soccer try-out or guest player opportunity specs below.

Please include the following key information:

  • Club name and location
  • M/F and age group
  • Dates | times
  • Email contact for questions or more information
  • Some clarification of the team's skill/competition level

Sunday, July 3, 2016

U12G Youth Soccer Forum

U12 Girls are now playing full-speed ahead and it's no longer a 'little girl's' game.
Prepare to see the fire in their eyes ignite.

Prepare for battle.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

U11B Youth Soccer Region 1 (Under 11 Boys Youth Soccer)

Fall 2016

Under 11 Boys (U11B) are hitting the full-sided fields for the first time and it takes some getting used to.

It's still all about the team figuring out how to cover this vast land of green.

And it's harder for parents to yell at their kids on this huge field.

Oh, boy.

(Photo courtesy of

Friday, May 27, 2016

U17B - Is College Soccer in Your Future?

Players are sticking with youth soccer club and academy teams as they look forward to collegiate play in the fall of 2018.

Buckle up for an exciting ride.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

U15 Boys Youth Soccer in Region 1

U15 Boys / U15B

What can we say?

Some players have fallen by the wayside while many bench riders have moved to the starting blocks.

What's going to happen this season? It's going to be good soccer, this we know for certain. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

College Soccer

This page is for collegiate players seeking teams, looking for guesting opps, talking about competition, college news and sharing information for high school boy soccer players facing college in the next year or two.

Monday, February 1, 2016

U18 Girls Youth Soccer in Region 1

Senior girls still in the game are in it for one reason--
they love it. Before they break up and head off to college soccer, this is the year for one last hurrah, one big win. They tell their stories here.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)

Definition of organization from their site: 

The goal of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is to change the landscape for elite female soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model.

Purpose of this YouthSoccer Talk (YST) page: To promote healthy discussion, feedback and opinions about the ECNL by participating families.

Friday, January 15, 2016

College Soccer

We're trying out a new page devoted to collegiate play.

For now, we'll keep men / women on the same page. If the page becomes popular, we'll break it into two segments.

This discussion can be related to getting in, getting play time, scholarships, program reviews, questions and comments.

Photo courtesy of

Monday, January 11, 2016

NEW: Youth Soccer Coach's Corner

Thanks to a YST reader who suggested a topic page exclusively for youth soccer coaches.

This site is designed for club administrators to publish specifications who may be looking to add new coaches or coaches in search of employment. Posters are welcome to post their email addresses but no direct phone numbers please.

Finally, coaches are also invited to utilize this page to discuss questions or issues they are facing (god bless you all) coaching boys and girls youth soccer teams.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

U18G / U18 Girls youth soccer in Region 1

Very competitive, highly talented and looking ahead to college play possibilities.

These young women have played competitive soccer for 10 years or more.

It's make it or break it time.

Go for it.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Youth Soccer Headgear - Looking Ahead

We are all starting to see it, particularly on younger players. Everyone from NBC News to the federal government to parents on the sidelines are talking about it. Share your POV about this new era of protective-wear and if you are/ have/will/ would never purchase it for your child.

Additional Background:

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Privacy Policy Posting

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