Is there a place for “small”clubs in the USA ?

soccerPlayersHuddle   Is there a place for ‘small’ clubs in the USA? By Charlie Slagle There is not only a place for small soccer clubs in this country but small youth soccer clubs are essential to the continued development of the sport. However, these smaller clubs must be quality clubs. Parents… Go To Full Post

The case for a full-service club: rec to comp

soccerBallInNet   The case for a full-service club: rec to comp By Charlie Slagle How important is it for a club to offer all levels of play — rec to comp? Soccer clubs in this country and around the world are tasked with developing players. Clubs are, also, tasked with instilling… Go To Full Post

For Kids Only . . . . . .

soccerBallMidField   For Kids Only … (With fall soccer starting around the country, the Youth Soccer Insider republishes this article, which first appeared in September 2009.) This column is for the kids. Adults can stop reading now. By Mike Woitalla Dear Soccer-Playing Children of America, The fall season is underway and… Go To Full Post

A World Champ’s View on Coaching Kids

soccerBallMidField    Shannon MacMillan: A World Champ’s View on Coaching Kids Interview by Mike Woitalla Shannon MacMillan, 1996 Olympic gold medalist and 1999 World Cup champion, is the Director of Club Operations of San Diego’s Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks, which she joined in 2009 after assistant coaching stints… Go To Full Post