There is a broad range of expectations for these age groups beyond our in-house programs that end at U10. This note tries to explain our reality and hopefully avoid your disappointment by being up-front with decisions that we have to make. My hope is that you’ll register your child to play this season, but most… Read More Dealing with NA Soccer for Your Pre-teen and Teen Kids
NASC is a community club. All of the players are kids in our community and schools. All of the coaches and admins are parents of those kids, and when we are lucky, some other community volunteers whose kids played in the league in past years. Since 1974 we have managed to have a soccer team… Read More Volunteers Needed (Always)
Even though it will be a couple of weeks before the kids hit the field, many people have been getting things organized and learning new roles to try to pull together a good experience for your kids this season. You’ve not heard from your coaches yet because there is still much to do, INCLUDING filling some of… Read More Rest for the Weary [Soccer Admin]
I have fond memories of reffing soccer as a teenager. Aside from a paper route, it was really my first job. Now when I occasionally ref, I enjoy seeing the younger kids’ enthusiasm. I’ve been lucky enough to ref games with my son and have enjoyed the bonding experience. It’s a character building exercise no… Read More The Great Experience of Reffing Soccer
By Keith Quisenberry – Director of Referees While you watch little Johnny or Suzie play soccer for NASC, have you ever wondered, “where do they get these refs?” I’m sure many of you have said “What the heck was that call for?” The referees assigned to games by NASC are local parents and kids, just like… Read More Become a Soccer Referee
Along with school starting August 26th, so does soccer practice for all of our NASC teams. You may not have heard from your child’s coach yet, but you should before August 25th. We’ve been busy getting registration wrapped up and making sure we have enough volunteers to cover all of our coaching and management needs.… Read More Fall 2013 Season is Here!
Traffic jams at McKinney may be the only time that the large numbers within our soccer club seem to be problematic, but I can assure you that they come to bear on a regular basis as we keep things running in the background. Last week was National Volunteer Week and I thought that absorbing some… Read More The Numbers of NASC Soccer
There is a common misconception about “travel teams” at our NA Soccer Club. Many people think that you have to try-out to play on a travel team and that if they don’t make the team, their child can’t play soccer in our club. Neither are true. Our foremost mission is to help as many community… Read More Why Travel?
Coaching is a lot like parenting – its a journey of learning that is about developing the kids, but can be so rewarding when you step back enough to enjoy the experience yourself. On the field you are surrounded by kids trying to impress their peers, parents, and you during your slice of time in… Read More Creating a Positive Environment for your Youth Soccer Team
Its mid-September, the fields and weather are in good shape, and we’ve got the first week of soccer games under our belt. Life is good! Getting things running smoothly in fall is always extra crazy. All of the kids kick up a year and for many that means a new division with new rules or… Read More NASC Fall 2012 Season Kicks Into Gear