Friday, February 19, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

U14B / U14 Boys Youth Soccer in Region 1

U14 Boys / U14B

What can we say?

Let these kids out of the gate and you cannot predict what will happen on any given day.

Sounds like a good day on the soccer field to us.

Youth Soccer Tryout Announcements - Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Season

Teams, clubs and academies from any Region 1 state are invited to post upcoming try-out specs below. Please include dates, times, address and preferably an email contact. If you can clarify at what level your team plays, this is helpful as well.

Each poster may publish a contact person's name and email address who can offer additional information. However, we recommend posting an email address only, if possible. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

U17B - Fewer teams, better quality, look out

What can we say?

This age bracket attracts a lot of attention and several teams have very different rosters going rolling into Spring 2016.

Fewer teams, better quality, look out.

U17 Boys soccer is no joke.

U13 Girls Youth Soccer in Region 1


Across the 12 states of U.S. Youth Soccer Region 1, there are some impressive club teams who are a lot of fun to watch.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

U16B - Are you ready for some football?

Teams are streamlining at this age group, fewer teams comprised of more talented high school age players.

Many clubs have new coaches, new leagues and new competition that spans several states.

High school soccer, club team, academy team.

Buckle up for an exciting ride.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

U16G - U16 Girls Youth Soccer

This page is focused on Under 16 girls youth soccer in Region 1.

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.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW: U18 and U19 Boys Youth Soccer Talk

READER REQUEST:  At this age, junior and senior high school boys are active on school teams, academies and club teams.

This page is for 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.

Friday, January 29, 2016

U14G / U14 Girls Youth Soccer

U14G  / U14 Girls youth soccer seems to offer the most teams and the widest diversity of talent.

Where these players will end up is anyone guess.

Welcome to the ride.

U11G Under 11 Girls Youth Soccer Forum - Region 1

U11 Girls (U11G) in Region 1 are now playing full-sided and all the rules have changed.

It'a whole new ball game out there but it's still all about the fun (right parents?)

(Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net)

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 eastsidefc.org

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.

Monday, January 4, 2016

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

Spring 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 freedigitalpshotos.net)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Girls high school soccer and Boys high school soccer

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.

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:

http://www.full90.com/players/all_ages/index.html

http://www.soccernation.com/nbc-s-rock-center-with-brian-williams-to-look-at-concussions-cms-2957

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC233175/

Saturday, December 26, 2009

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