Benefits of heading ban are clear to see . . . . .

Benefits of heading ban are clear to see By Mike Woitalla I have now refereed and watched several games since the elimination of heading for children 10 and under – and have compared them to my notes and memories of games at the same level when heading was still allowed.… Go To Full Post

Landon Donovan: ” A 10-year-old doesn’t need to be heading a soccer ball”

Landon Donovan: ‘A 10-year-old doesn’t need to be heading a soccer ball’ By Mike Woitalla Landon Donovan, the greatest player the USA has ever produced, recently appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” and was asked about heading in youth soccer. Beginning this year, U.S. Soccer has eliminated heading for children… Go To Full Post

Is specialization the big culprit ? It’s NOT so simple……

Is specialization the big culprit? It’s not so simple By Mike Singleton In recent years there has been a growing discussion on youth sport injuries which I applaud wholeheartedly as it is a part of all of our jobs in youth sport to make sure the safety of children is… Go To Full Post

Teenager’s Challenge : Sleep well, play well

The teenager’s challenge: Sleep well, play well (For those parents and coaches welcoming a new generation of teenagers, the Youth Soccer Insider republishes this article, which last appeared in June 2014.) By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. I’m sure anyone who’s raised an adolescent or teenager can attest to the idea… Go To Full Post