Tag Archives: age

Age Group Shake-up

There has been a shake-up in US Youth Soccer with a change of the dividing date for age groups to January 1st.  This puts the US in line with the rest of the world as opposed to our existing date … Continue reading

Posted in communications | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Spring 2014 Teen Soccer

There is a broad range of expectations for these age groups beyond U12. This note tries to explain our reality and hopefully avoid your disappointment by being up-front with decisions that we have to make. My hope is that you’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Deciding Whether Your Youth Soccer Player Should “Play Up”

By Viktor Gotz – Director of Coaching and Player Development In general, playing up is not a bad thing in itself. On occasion players demonstrate consistent technical or physical superiority over players in their own age group. In these cases … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Teen Soccer Program Recalibration

We are trying to open up the teen soccer program to keep more kids active and enjoying soccer.  This feat is difficult considering the increasing levels of competition the kids encounter as they ascend through our programs and school in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 3 Comments

The Big Picture

“Elevator speech” is a term used to describe how you’d get your point across in a short time window, such as obviously the time from when you see someone on an elevator until one of you departs and goes on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Travel?

There is a common misconception about “travel teams” at our NA Soccer Club.  Many people think that you have to try-out to play on a travel team and that if they don’t make the team, their child can’t play soccer … Continue reading

Posted in communications, intro, structure | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

NASC Fall 2012 Season Kicks Into Gear

Its mid-September, the fields and weather are in good shape, and we’ve got the first week of soccer games under our belt.  Life is good! Getting things running smoothly in fall is always extra crazy.  All of the kids kick … Continue reading

Posted in communications, intro, volunteering | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Levels of Play to Keep it Fun and Competitive For All

In serving a broad spectrum of players across 15 years of age, a league of our size needs to differentiate levels of play to keep it fun for kids progressing at different rates. Kids in U8 and lower all play … Continue reading

Posted in intro, structure | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment