Monday, January 14, 2019

U11 Boys Youth Soccer

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.

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U18 Boys Youth Soccer

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

Those playing high school soccer, this is your year to shine.

Buckle up for an exciting ride.

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. 

Youth Soccer Tryout Announcements

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

U13 Girls Youth Soccer Forum

U13 (2005) 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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U15 Girls Youth Soccer

This girls youth soccer forum (2003 high school girls) is newly formed after some controversial posting in the past.

There is an incredible depth of talent in this age group and the competition is tougher than ever.

Playing for fun, playing with an eye on college, or just getting away from parents for a few hours every week, this age group is a blast to watch on the field.

U12 Girls Youth Soccer

Welcome to a friendly and supportive discussion page for parents, coaches and trainers to chat about U12 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.

U17 Girls Youth Soccer

U17 girls soccer takes no prisoners--they are well trained and fiercely competitive. 

Looking for stars in the making? 

Look no further.

Collegiate Soccer

See you later, youth soccer...

It's a college game now.

Who went on to play in college, who didn't?

Where are they now?

Share your collegiate soccer experience at DI, DII or DIII.

Trust us, the kids are all watching.

U16 Girls Youth Soccer

U16 young women players are not playing for fun, they are playing to win.

Best to step aside, because they are about to barrel through...

U18 Girls Youth Soccer

This page is focused on Under 18 girls youth soccer, primarily in Region 1 and everyone is invited to 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.

Monday, March 5, 2018

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.

Academy Soccer

This page is designated for questions, comments and sharing information related to youth soccer academies.

All age groups and boy / girls will be included here.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

U18 Girls Youth Soccer

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.

Girls High School Soccer | Boys High School Soccer

Fall 2017

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.

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:

Monday, May 15, 2017

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.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

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