SFYS loves your pictures. REALLY loves your pictures. So much so that we want to help you get a better pictures all of the time. We spoke with SF local Richard Osborn, a longtime photojournalist/content producer whose work has appeared in such outlets as Inside Tennis, Diablo Magazine, Men’s Journal, USOpen.org and BNPParibasOpen.com, to gather… Read More Photographing the game.
Sports Basement’s Soccer Cleat Guide We’ve got soccer on the brain now that the latest in Nike and Adidas lines are out. Whether your kids need cleats for their school’s soccer season or you’re looking for cleats for your after-work soccer matches, we’ve got the best specs and styles for your best soccer season yet.… Read More ‘Boot’ (cleat) guide from Sports Basement
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?
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…
Why 9v9 from 11v11? We made the move as a whole to directly benefit a lot of branches of Youth Soccer in SF. Player number wise. Boys have just 8 teams playing this spring across a combined 6/7/8 grade bracket. 0 from 8th grade. We had 13 teams in the same grades, so it is… Read More We’ve changed from 11v11 to 9v9 for our 6th grade+ teams. Why?
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?
Last week we held the spring 2017 season 7v7 and 9v9 coaching clinics. This is the first time in the spring and we really appreciate the attendance and interaction. We started with a Kahoot! quiz. Your answers are being processed and we aim to provide more information and guidance on processes such as the guest… Read More Coaches Meeting Wrap Up
Yesterday we published a blog post about how, as a coach, you can influence the parents and outcomes of the season based on setting expectations with a team meeting. Sometimes it can seem that a lot of the ‘problems’ are with parents and it can often be ‘one spoils it for all’ leading to that… Read More What do parents want you to know?
We are finalizing the schedule for this coming spring. Its close! In the mean time, we have a wonderful commercial from Hockey Canada and their string of PSA’s. Watching this one video will open a box of all others also, but take a look and consider seriously if the role really was reversed. Hockey Canada… Read More role reversal