Monthly Archives: April 2014

Lessons from My Favorite Soccer Coach

Jim Earle may be the best coach I know.  Personally, I’ve witnessed him lead our organization more than I’ve seen him lead his team.  You wouldn’t know his strong success as a soccer coach based just on meeting him, for … Continue reading

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What it Takes to Play Edinboro

by Sue Neff – Past President So you want to take a team to play in the PA West Open Tournament at Edinboro University? Each spring, PA West organizes an open tournament for any interested travel teams at Edinboro University, about … Continue reading

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The Muck and Mire of Spring

Field closures, and practice and game cancellations are a fact of life in spring in Western Pennsylvania.  We try to squeeze an 8-game soccer season in between winter and the end of the school year.  It’s typically not pretty at … Continue reading

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NASC Behavior Standards

There are over one thousand kids playing in our club each season and there are inevitably a wide range of expectations that parents have for their experience in the club.  In most cases, your child’s coach is your main interface … Continue reading

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