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Common Goals | March 2015

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US Youth Soccer - Bounce
2015 Presidents Cup

The Presidents Cup is
coming up.

Video: Presidents Cup
NCS - Rise and Shine

Get ready for the National Championship Series.

Video: Rise and Shine
Top Highlights

The best images of the past year.

Video: A look back


Champions crowned at 2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships
Teams from US Youth Soccer Region IV claimed the four titles at the 2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships. Finals Recap | Semifinals Recap

Keep up with the 50/50 Blog!
US Youth Soccer's 50/50 Blog provides a good mix of soccer stories, videos and more each day, as well as some other fun and entertaining content. If you haven't seen The 50/50 Blog yet, you cancheck it out here. If you'd like to suggest content for the blog or have feedback on what you'd like to see, please email

US Youth Soccer Players of the Month, presented by Olive Garden
US Youth Soccer is pleased to recognize the following individuals as March 2015 Players of the Month — Female: Annemarie from Bellmore, N.Y.; Male: Zane from Riverside, Ca.Congratulations to Annemarie and Zane. You can click here to read about their accomplishments and service.

To nominate someone you think is deserving of being Player of the Month, read the criteria and fill out this form.


U.S. WNT roster for 2015 Algarve Cup full of US Youth Soccer alums
All 25 U.S. Women's National Team players training in preparation for the 2015 Algarve Cup grew up playing US Youth Soccer. Learn more.

US Youth Soccer ODP Region III Girls go undefeated in Costa Rica
Three US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Regional teams traveled to Costa Rica in February for a round-robin tournament, and the Region III side finished in first place after going undefeated. Read more.

Apply now for the US Youth Soccer William J. “Billy” Goaziou Scholarship
US Youth Soccer is proud to announce that applications are being accepted now through April 13 for the seventh term of US Youth Soccer William J. "Billy" Goaziou Scholarships.

2014-15 US Youth Soccer National League to conclude in March
The final two weekends of US Youth Soccer National League action will take place in March, as the teams travel to Las Vegas. Read more.

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Picking a soccer club for your child
Jimmy Obleda of the Fullerton Rangers (CA-S) gives some advice on what he believes players and parents should consider when choosing a soccer club. Check it out.

The key to making your kid a star athlete: Back off
This article on says parents need to avoid pressuring their children and just encourage them to play.

Tips for Tryouts: Parents, do your research
Loudoun Soccer coach Mark Ryan, the 2014 US Youth Soccer Boys Competitive Coach of the Year, gives some tips for parents and players heading into a tryout. Read more.

Apply now for the US Youth Soccer William J. “Billy” Goaziou Scholarship
US Youth Soccer is proud to announce that applications are being accepted now through April 13 for the seventh term of US Youth Soccer William J. "Billy" Goaziou Scholarships.

How to put the fun back in youth sports
Avoid stressing over playing time and performance and focus on the benefits of playing to ensure you and your child have a better time. Check out more in this article from the Washington Post.

Parenting Education
Understanding Growth and Development

Parenting Blog
Throwing the Game | Taking a look at ethics in youth sports.
Nickel and Dime | Some things to think about before opening your check book.
"Winning Excuses Everything" | Praise the effort of your child rather than the results.

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Using indoor training and futsal as a developmental tool
Winter weather forces a lot of teams indoors, but players can still have a chance to improve and develop. Check out these indoor soccer practice tips.

Developing your coaching voice
Dr. Lee Hancock explains that it's important for coaches to talk with players rather than at players.Check it out.

Travel tips for coaches
Having the right plan when traveling to a soccer tournament can make a big difference on the field. Check out some tips from Tom Lips, head coach of 2013 US Youth Soccer National Champions Smithtown Kickers SC Arsenal (E-NY). Read more.

Coaching Education
The Manchester United 4v4 Layout

Coaching Blog
Testimony on the National Youth License Course | One attendees thoughts on the NYL.
Continuing Education | It's important to continue learning for all coaches.


Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program
Nominate a young volunteer for up to $10,000 in scholarships. Go and nominate a young volunteer, aged 6-18, who has made a difference in your community. Nominations accepted January 30 through March 13.


A Nutritious Celebration after a Tough Game
Besides being a lot of fun, soccer is a great physical sport, with lots of health benefits. Give your team the nutritious celebration they deserve after a tough game with NESQUIK® as your team snack - one that you can feel good about and with the taste players love. Research suggests that low-fat chocolate milk, like NESQUIK®, may help refuel and restore exhausted muscles because it naturally contains the ideal 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein. Learn more about Postgame Nutrition and Recovery here.


What could you buy for your soccer team with $2,500?
New sports equipment, travel to tournaments, uniforms, player sponsorships, upgrades to your field. Now is your chance to earn $2,500 for your soccer team! The Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ PledgeSpring season is open. Get started by registering your team (it's free) and then recruit your supporters. The Spring season ends April 15th. Register your team now.

expandabrand2 ExpandaBrand - Official Pop-up signage provider for US Youth Soccer
ExpandaBrand is now the official pop-up signage provider for US Youth Soccer.  If you need A-Frames for sideline signage, Flying Banners for the event, Tents to shade players, or any other event and field signage, we have what you need.  We can get you what you need and below budget.Click here to get a quote.


Get Sports Authority coupons for your team or club!
Receive Sports Authority coupons to distribute at your next event or tournament. Each pack of coupons comes with 100 cards valid through July 15, 2015. Coupon packs will be first come, first serve…so don’t delay. Get your coupons by emailing with ALL of the following info: # of coupon packs, contact name, address.




US Youth Soccer Marketplace
US Youth Soccer recently launched Marketplace, which offers teams, coaches and players the ability to search for companies across the nation that offer the product or service they are looking to purchase. You can check out Marketplace by going to

Some recent vendors...

expandabrand2 Since pioneering the soft signage industry in 1997, ExpandaBrand has had many competitors show up in the market but few can match our offering. If you’re looking for top-quality materials, innovative design and exceptional after-sales service, look no further.
Stanno-Logo Stanno Teamwear takes great pride in being recognized as a Teamwear Specialist. Establishing close relationships with our client in addition to our quality products and direct sales methods makes Stanno the Ultimate Teamwear Brand.

Interested in Advertising on Marketplace?
Take a minute to sign up for a listing on Marketplace to reach the youth soccer community. Sign up now!