Congratulations to Miriam Hickey

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Congratulations to Miriam Hickey

January 31, 2014  by   (Edit)

Coach of the Year Award

 Director of Coaching Miriam Hickey was awarded the

2013 Girls Youth North Region Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Her accomplishments and commitment to the youth game have set her apart as one of the best in the country.

The Regional Coach of the Year award was presented to Coach Miriam at the High School and Youth Coaches Awards Breakfast on Friday, January 17th in the Liberty Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia.

This is the second time Miriam Hickey has been awarded a coach of the year award.

In 2008 she received the US Youth Soccer National Girls Competitive Coach of the Year Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer on TV 4/23 – 4/28

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Today’s Guide

Wednesday action includes: a UEFA Champions League semifinal first-leg clash, MLS Week 8′s first game, and the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League final.

(All times Eastern unless noted. TV programming is always subject to change. Besides the exclusive streaming programming listed here, many networks and leagues* make TV programming available on streaming devices (online, tablets and mobile). Check your local listings and network programming listings. Soccer on TV is updated daily throughout the week.)

WEDNESDAY, April 23

BeIN SPORTS
France PARIS SG-EVIAN (live) 12:15 pm.

FOX SPORTS 1
UEFA Champions League REAL MADRID-BAYERN MUNICH (live) 2:30 pm.
Concacaf Champions League TOLUCA-CRUZ AZUL (live) 8 pm.

FOX SOCCER PLUS
UEFA Champions League REAL MADRID-BAYERN MUNICH (delay) 5 pm.
Concacaf Champions League TOLUCA-CRUZ AZUL (delay) 11 pm.

FOX DEPORTES
UEFA Champions League REAL MADRID-BAYERN MUNICH (live) 2:30 pm.
Copa Libertadores ATLETICO NACIONAL-ATLETICO MINEIRO (live) 9 pm.
Copa Libertadores SANTOS LAGUNA-LANUS (live) 11 pm.

UniMas
Concacaf Champions League TOLUCA-CRUZ AZUL (live) 8 pm.

MLS DIRECT KICK/MLS LIVE
MLS NEW YORK-HOUSTON (live) 7:30 pm.

BeIN PLAY
France TOULOUSE-LYON (livE) 12:15 pm.

FOXSOCCER2GO.com
UEFA Champions League REAL MADRID-BAYERN MUNICH (live) 2:30 pm.
Concacaf Champions League TOLUCA-CRUZ AZUL (live) 8 pm.

THURSDAY, April 24

FOX SPORTS 1
UEFA Europa League BENFICA-JUVENTUS (live) 3 pm.

FOX SPORTS 2
UEFA Europa League SEVILLA-VALENCIA (live) 3 pm.

FOX SOCCE PLUS
UEFA Europa League SEVILLA-VALENCIA (live) 3 pm.
UEFA Europa League BENFICA-JUVENTUS (delay) 5 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
UEFA Europa League SEVILLA-VALENCIA (live) 3 pm.

FOX DEPORTES
Copa Libertadores ARSENAL-UNION ESPANOLA (live) 8 pm.

ESPN3.com
UEFA Europa League SEVILLA-VALENCIA (live) 3 pm.

FRIDAY, April 25

BeIN SPORTS
Italy ROMA-AC MILAN (live) 2:30 pm.

FOX SOCCER PLUS
Scotland PARTICK THISTLE-ST. MIRREN (live) 2:40 pm.

AZTECA AMERICA
Mexico QUERETARO-PACHUCA (live) 8:30 pm.
Mexico TIJUANA-LEON (live) 10:30 pm.

BeIN SPORTS en Espanol
Italy ROMA-AC MILAN (live) 2:30 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
Mexico QUERETARO-PACHUCA (live) 8:30 pm.
Mexico TIJUANA-LEON (live) 10:30 pm.

GOLTV
Germany HANNOVER-STUTTGART (live) 2:30 pm.

UNIVISION DEPORTES
France NANTES-MARSELLA (live) 2:30 pm.

BeIN PLAY
France NANTES-MARSEILLE (live) 2:15 pm.
England BRIGHTON-YEOVIL TOWN (live) 2:30 pm.
Spain ELCHE-LEVANTE (live) 2:45 pm.

FOXSOCCER2GO.com
Scotland PARTICK THISTLE-ST. MIRREN (live) 2:40 pm.

SATURDAY, April 26

BeIN SPORTS
England BURNLEY-IPSWICH TOWN (live) 7 am.
Italy BOLOGNA-FIORENTINA (live) Noon.
Spain REAL MADRID-OSASUNA (live) 2 pm.
Italy INTER-NAPOLI (live) 4 pm.
France AJACCIO-MONACO (delay) 5 pm.

NBC
England MANCHESTER UNITED-NORWICH CITY (live) 12:30 pm.

NBCSN
England SOUTHAMPTON-EVERTON (live) 7:45 am.
England FULHAM-HULL CITY (live) 10 am.

BeIN SPORT en Espanol
Spain GRANADA-RAYO (live) 10 am.
Spain GETAFE-MALAGA (live) Noon.
Spain REAL MADRID-OSASUNA (live) 2 pm.
Spain BETIS-REAL SOCIEDAD (live) 4 pm.
Italy INTER-NAPOLI (delay) 6 pm.

GOLTV
Germany BAYERN MUNICH-WERDER BREMEN (live) 9:30 am.
Germany BAYER LEVERKUSEN-BORUSSIA DORTMUND (live) 12:30 pm.
Uruguay RIVER PLATE-DANUBIO (live) 2:30 pm.
Brazil PALMEIRAS-FLUMINESE (live) 8 pm.

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England MANCHESTER UNITED-NORWICH CITY (live) 12:30 pm.

UNIVISION DEPORTES
France AJACCIO-MONACO (live) 11 am.
France STADE RENNAIS-LORIENT (live) 2 pm.
MLS SEATTLE-COLORADO (live) 4 pm.
Mexico VERACRUZ-SANTOS (live) 6 pm.
Mexico TIGRES-ATLAS (live) 8 pm.
Mexico JAGUARES-ATLANTE (live) 10 pm.

UniMas
Mexico CRUZ AZUL-PUMAS (live) 6 pm.

MLS DIRECT KICK/MLS LIVE
MLS SEATTLE-COLORADO (live) 4 pm.
MLS MONTREAL-PHILADELPHIA (live) 4 pm.
MLS D.C. UNITED-DALLAS (live) 7 pm.
MLS NEW ENGLAND-KANSAS CITY (live) 7:30 pm.
MLS COLUMBUS-NEW YORK (live) 7:30 pm.
MLS SALT LAKE-VANCOUVER (live) 9:30 pm.
MLS SAN JOSE-CHIVAS USA (live) 10:30 pm.

ESPN3.com
Brazil CORITIBA-SANTOS (live) 5:30 pm.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
England STOKE CITY-TOTTENHAM (live) 10 am.
England SWANSEA CITY-ASTON VILLA (live) 10 am.
England WEST BROM-WEST HAM (live) 10 am.

SUNDAY, April 27

BeIN SPORTS
France SOCHAUX-PSG (live) 8 am.
Spain VALENCIA-ATLETICO MADRID (live) 11 am.
Spain BILBAO-SEVILLA (live) 1 pm.
Spain VILLAREAL-BARCELONA (live) 3 pm.
France LILLE-BORDEAUX (delay) 5 pm.

NBCSN
England SUNDERLAND-CARDIFF CITY (live) 7 am.
England LIVERPOOL-CHELSEA (live) 9 am.
England CRYSTAL PALACE-MANCHESTER CITY (live) 11 am.

AZTECA AMERICA
Mexico PUEBLA-MONARCAS (live) 1 pm.

BeIN SPORTS en Espanol
Italy CAGLIARI-PARMA (live) 9 am.
Spain VALENCIA-ATLETICO MADRID (live) 11 am.
Spain BILBAO-SEVILLA (live) 1 pm.
Spain VILLAREAL-BARCELONA (live) 3 pm.
Spain ESPANYOL-ALMERIA (delay) 5 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
Netherlands PEC ZWOLLE-PSG (live) 8:30 pm.
Mexico PUEBLA-MORELIA (live) 1 pm.

GOLTV
Germany SCHALKE-MONCHENGLADBACH (live) 11:30 am.
Uruguay PENAROL-NACIONAL (live) 3 pm.
Brazil GREMIO-ATLETICO MG (live) 5:30 pm.
Argentina OLIMPO-RIVER PLATE (live) 8:30 pm.

mun2
England LIVERPOOL-CHELSEA (live) 9 am.

UNIVISION
Mexico VERACRUZ-SANTOS (live) 1 pm.

UNIVISION DEPORTES
France LILLE-BURDEOS (live) 3 pm.

UniMas
MLS HOUSTON-PORTLAND (live) 3 pm.
Mexico CHIVAS-MONTERREY (live) 6 pm.

ESPN3.com
Netherlands PEC ZWOLLE-PSG (live) 8:30 pm.

MONDAY, April 28

BeIN SPORTS
Italy SASSUOLO-JUVENTUS (live) 2:40 pm.

NBCSN
England ARSENAL-NEWCASTLE (live) 3 pm.

BeIN SPORTS en Espanol
Italy SASSUOLO-JUVENTUS (live) 2:40 pm.

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Coordinated tryout process would help relieve Spring Stress

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Coordinated tryout process would help relieve spring stress

By Tyler Isaacson

Soccer teams are finally able to get outside to begin their practices in preparation for the spring season. It’s a far cry from the indoor space many of us have been confined to for the past few months here in the New York-New Jersey area.

The mood turns from a highly anticipated spring season to a fragmented mess within a few days. Barely a game or two into the season and the emails start coming in bunches . … “Tryouts for the fall 2014 season next week.” Did I just read that correctly? Maybe they meant to say next month?

It seems like each year tryouts get earlier and earlier in a race to be the first. Do clubs actually think that holding their tryouts first will yield early commitments from players who are currently in the beginning of their spring season with another team? We are talking about youth soccer, right?

The only thing an early tryout does is cause chaos for the club holding the tryouts and the players who feel they need to attend them. Rumors fly on who is leaving the team, who is getting cut and the ripple-effect travels to other teams wondering if they will have enough players to keep their squad together.

This tryout process is a mess and continues to drive coaches, players and parents out of the game. I have a solution that is currently used by another team sport that may help improve this process.

Here is how it would work:

Academy clubs hold tryouts first, at the end of the spring season. This would give players the opportunity to tryout for a higher level team if they wanted. Town club teams hold tryouts the week after Academy tryouts. If players did not make the Academy team(s) or want other options, town clubs hold their tryouts the following week. Every town club holds its tryouts during that week and players are free to jump from tryout to tryout during the week.

• This keeps the majority of the spring season intact without the tryout interference.

• Players, coaches and parents can plan their schedules around tryout week instead of going to a new tryout week after week through the spring season.

• New team rosters are announced once the tryout week is complete.

• Players are aware of when tryouts are going to be held.

This is a simple process that would be easy to implement with support from your state organization. There is nothing more disappointing for a coach to hear three weeks into the spring season that a handful of players are leaving after the season.

There is nothing worse than for a player to hear from a teammate that new players are coming to the team and they are going to be cut after the season.

The tryout process will always be a stressful time for everyone involved, but there is definitely room for improvement!