Head Protection

You can tell when certain topics are making big news when products start to appear in the marketplace to deal with the issue.  In soccer, we’ve used martial arts padded helmets for goalies for years.  It was the best product we could find similar to our needs.  Now that concussions in youth sports are starting… Read More Head Protection

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 parents or coaches may wish to consider letting the player play up to be exposed… Read More Deciding Whether Your Youth Soccer Player Should “Play Up”

New NASC Saturday Training Program Available

Professional trainers from Youth Elite Soccer will be running a series of training classes open to all boys and girls in our U8-U12 programs, as well as those that played in those programs Spring 2013 or intend to in Spring 2014.  This program is encouraged for all boys and girls looking to improve their soccer ball-handling skills… Read More New NASC Saturday Training Program Available

First Aid Apps

Most coaches, and I’d bet most parents at this point, have a smartphone and internet connection as they are on the sidelines.  So why not use that to our advantage with some helpful free apps?  There are some paid apps that may do better (feel free to comment), but the following ones are ones I’ve… Read More First Aid Apps