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October 4, 2016

US Youth Soccer Common Goals Newsletter – October 4th

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Remember what the game is all about.

Video: Fun

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USA vs. Mexico

The two teams meet again in Columbus.

Video: USA vs. Mexico

16Oct_IvoryLaurel Ivory

Meet the National League and U-17 WNT GK.

Video: Laurel Ivory

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Register for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Workshop
Registration for the US Youth Soccer Workshop and NSCAA Convention is open now through Jan. 10, after which attendees can still register on-site. Attendees are encouraged to register before Dec. 14 to receive a discounted rate.

Age group adjustments in competitions due to birth year registration
US Youth Soccer competitive programs will see shifts in the age groups included in their competitions in the 2016-17 seasonal year and the 2017-18 seasonal year. Learn more.

Check out fall editions of US Youth Soccer FUEL Magazine!
US Youth Soccer FUEL Magazine is coming back with free digital editions featuring looks at current and future U.S. Soccer stars, US Youth Soccer programs, new soccer gear and more. Check later this month for the next issue!

US Youth Soccer Players of the Month
US Youth Soccer is pleased to recognize the following individuals as October 2016 Players of the Month — Female: Hannah from Kingsland, Ga.; Male: Wyatt from East Bank, W.V. Congratulations to Hannah and Wyatt. 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.

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Top of MLS 24 Under 24 list filled with US Youth Soccer National League alumni
US Youth Soccer National League alumni make up four of the top 11 spots on the most recent MLS 24 Under 24 list, which highlights the top young talent in Major League Soccer. See who made the list.

US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues kick off 2016 fall seasons
With berths to Regional Championships and the National League on the line, many teams from around the country have kicked off their US Youth Soccer Regional League seasons. Read more.

Soccer America Weekly College Soccer Top 25
Find out where your favorite school is ranked in the latest Soccer America College Soccer Top 25 rankings. Check it out.

Stay connected with US Youth Soccer. We’re on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Snapchat | YouTube

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A new goal: stop blaming the refs for everything
“The bottom line is [a referee] is doing the best job he or she can do. They don’t have a hidden agenda against a team. They’re trying to do their best not to be noticed, the sign of a well-officiated contest.” Read more.

Why team sports really do improve grades
Team sport is the only extracurricular activity to make a significant difference to students’ academic grades, new research has revealed. Learn more.

Sign up for the Parenting Advisor!
Want to get a newsletter every month with articles relevant to parents of youth soccer players? Sign up now for the Parenting Advisor!

Parenting Education
Changing the Culture of Youth Sports

Parenting Blog
On My Way | Five key takeaways from years as a soccer parent.

Stay connected with US Youth Soccer. We’re on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Snapchat | YouTube

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Lists of sessions and speakers growing for 2017 US Youth Soccer Workshop
Be sure to take advantage of the many opportunities available at the 2017 US Youth Soccer Workshop and NSCAA Convention. Check out some of the topics and speakers who will be education sessions.

Report says young athletes should delay sport specialization
“Young athletes who focus on a single sport and play it year-round — sometimes on multiple teams — may think they’re boosting their odds of playing in college or even professionally. But they may be hurting their chances instead…” Learn more.

Sign up for the Coaching Advisor!Want to get a newsletter every month with articles relevant to coaches of youth soccer players? Sign up now for the Coaching Advisor!

Coaching Education
Soccer: Today and Tomorrow

Coaching Blog
Stop the Ls | Eliminate lines, lectures and laps.

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MLS_logo_RGB_gradient Watch the dramatic end to the MLS Regular season
There are 90 minutes to get above the red line, and advance to the Playoffs. Are you in? Or are you out? On Sunday, October 23, 2016, all 10 matches will kick off at 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT. Tune in to ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and UniMás to catch all the live action and whiparounds. Click here to view the match-ups and schedule.
PCA_USYS_LOGOS The Philosophy of Flopping
Jack Bowen – a high school philosophy teacher and author and past winner of a Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Award – expounds on the ethics of flopping in this video from Positive Coaching Alliance, a US Youth Soccer national partner. For the record, Bowen is against flopping. His video is just one of 1,300+ free printable and audio-video resources for youth and high school coaches, sports parents, student-athletes and administrators within www.PCADevZone.org.
new_better_with_the_bunny_post_game Tara Collingwood talks recovery
A nationally recognized and credentialed expert on nutrition and fitness, Tara Collingwood is currently the Team Dietitian for the NBA’s Orlando Magic and the official nutritionist for runDisney. Tara advises that after a soccer game, players need to restore tired muscles and replace lost nutrients. There are four key elements needed for proper recovery: Hydration, Electrolytes, Protein and Carbohydrates. One 8 oz. serving of NESQUIK Lowfat Chocolate Milk contains all of these ingredients in the proper proportions for recovery, making it an ideal postgame drink. Learn more.
nscaa_logo_tight_cropped The 2017 NSCAA Convention is heading to Los Angeles this January
The NSCAA Convention has always been the can’t-miss event of the year for soccer coaches, and 2017 will be truly exceptional in Los Angeles, January 11-15. Nothing in the soccer world compares to this one-of-a- kind opportunity to invest in your career, your players, and the coaching profession.  With more space, new sessions, and unique experiences, this Convention is guaranteed to be unlike any other.
Wilson_Color_Logo2 Let Wilson Trophy Company help with your fall season awards!
Are you looking forward to the fall 2016 season? Don’t forget to check out our brand new user friendly website to order your fall soccer awards today! Take advantage of our free shipping specials along with exclusive US Youth Soccer awards!

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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 marketplace.usyouthsoccer.org.

Some recent vendors…

Otto-Storage Otto Storage — Manufacturers in USA of Soccer OttoStorage. Soccer Otto can be easily customized for any team, club, stores etc. by applying labels of their logo. Fun storage indoors and outdoors. Storage and sitting on field.
BookaField Bookafield.us helps eliminate endless phone calls or emails asking about field availability. Imagine coaches being able to schedule their own field times for practices! Imagine having your field calendar availability online and always accessible!

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!

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