On the back of our ‘what is player development’ blog post yesterday, the PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) posted a blog about playing time. We asked you to reflect on the playing time your kid gets and explain how playing time is ultimately why players play. There are so many benefits to playing for your player… Read More How much playing time does your kid get?
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?
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.
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 6 or more goals (more than 5) against your opponent in recreational soccer (rules summary here) OR Winning by 8 or more goals (more than 7) against your opponent in Upper House (rules summary here) WILL result in losing 1 point from your standings. 1 point will… 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
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?
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…