What is player development? Parents are asking… Parents are asking because they care about their child(ren) and we have some thoughts to share for the parent that is wondering the exact same thing! Player Development. It is a constant focus for anyone involved in youth Soccer. The USA failed to qualify for Russia 2018 and… Read More What is Player Development?
Are you trying to find a method to the madness? We know many of you are! Remember, this is recreational soccer. Not the world cup and all players will play. Subbing looks like this: 2nd grade – 6′ and 13′ of each half, making the game into 6ths (including kick off for each half). 3rd… Read More Substitutions
Yes, SFYS has a mercy rule. Winning by 5 or more goals against your opponent in recreational soccer (rules summary here) OR Winning by 8 or more goals against your opponent in competitive soccer (rules summary here) WILL result in losing 1 point from your standings. 1 point will be deducted for each game this… Read More MERCY!
We decided to get some clarification out there for you. Coaches have different interpretations of the rule and it is leading to some issues. First and foremost, it is only applicable to teams that play 7v7. Here goes. The GK cannot punt the ball. They can throw / roll to their team mate. They can… Read More The Build Out Line
Its that time of year when your team is registered, permits are available in our office, and you begin to plan your season. A sensible question is “what equipment do I need?” First Aid Kit. Safety first! Hopefully never used, but always handy. Include sprayable sunscreen! Extra water too! Of course, your practice permit and… Read More What equipment do I need?
As we approach the mid-point of our inaugural summer program, we wanted to share some of the highlights: Confidence. Players are having a fantastic time with the ball at their feet. In just a few weeks, ‘panic kicking’ has been replaced with a first touch and an attempt to beat the player(s) in front. Each… Read More Summer 4v4 Clinic. Week 3
Perhaps you saw this news: Silent September in South Carolina… This is our game, being ruined. We have posted about the youth soccer parents in other articles, such as this one and wrapped up that article with this: “…the questions parents are asking, and that we as SFYS, are working to provide you with the answers to.… Read More SILENCE! on the sidelines…
*very personal opinion forthcoming! We all hear this at the weekend, and most of us are likely ‘guilty’ for shouting such commands. Does it work? I don’t think so. Why? The question of why is why do you tell them to pass or to spread out? It’s not in the rules. Of course its not… Read More SPREAD OUT! PASS!
Coaches, Here a quick post on an article with regards to the parents on your team… The claim that the parents do not know what is going on, or understand the game, is fading. Most parents by now have played the game, or perhaps even just watched enough of their other children or professional games,… Read More Parents and their questions
The sidelines are awash with emotion. Cheering, applause, encouragement, COACHING, willingness for the ball to go in the goal from your player, questioning of the coach or the officials, and generally a lot of commotion that adds the atmosphere of being on the sideline of your players youth soccer game. We are still a generation… Read More What is going on in this game?