US Youth Soccer Common Goals Newsletter | November 2018

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The 2018-19 US Youth Soccer National League Kicks-Off This Month! The schedule is now available for the opening weekends of the 2018-19 US Youth Soccer National League season, which features an expanded field of teams.

2018 ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional
Regional teams in the 01/02 – 05 age groups will take the field in Boca Raton, Fla., Nov. 19-22 in front of college coaches looking for the best.

Soccer Tryouts 101: Useful Tips
Read tryout tips for tryouts from the former 2016 US Youth Soccer Midwest Region Competitive Coach of the Year

US Youth Soccer National League
If you’re not already, make sure you follow the National League on Twitter Facebook and Instagram as the season unfolds!

U.S. Women’s National Team
The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team claimed it’s 500th victory all-time in a 1-0 win over Portugal on Nov. 8.

US Youth Soccer is pleased to recognize the following individuals with the October/November 2018 Clif Kid Raise the Bar Award!

Sofia from Barnegat, N.J.
Sofia is one of the captains of PDA Shore 14U Flash. The team also recently earned its place in the prestigious National League for the 2018-19 season. In addition, Sofia has helped lead her middle school team to a 10-0-2 record. Sofia, along with her younger sister and fellow teammates, help organize donations to the Barnegat Middle School Care Locker – an organization that provides personal items to students in need.

Ryan from Brandon, Miss.
While Ryan is an accomplished starting keeper for both his club and MS ODP 06 Boys team, his love for the game goes much further than time on the field. He loves giving back and helping out others and has started training the younger keepers in the club in his free time. In addition to his soccer playing, Ryan organized and took up donations of cleats and shinguards for the Haitian National Amputee program.
Each month, we recognize one male and one female US Youth Soccer Player of the Month with the Clif Kid Raise the Bar Award. To nominate someone you think is deserving of receiving the Clif Kid Raise the Bar Award, read the criteria and fill out this form .

Game Day Nutrition Tips to Ensure Your Soccer Star is Fit, Fueled, and Fired up for the Match
Whether they’re charging down the field or defending the goal, soccer players are in constant motion for 30-45 minutes at a time. (Typical players cover an average of 5 to 7 miles in just one match!) Staying alert from the beginning to the end of a game requires tons of energy and good hydration, and we’re here to help you help your young athlete out with some game day nutrition tips.

Brian McBride on the Results of Positive Coaching
Brian McBride, former USMNT captain, discusses why positive coaching leads to growth within your sport and keeps kids playing He goes on to say that great coaches teach individuals differently based upon their personality. If a child has a positive experience with their coach they will enjoy the game more and want to continue playing.

DICK’S Team Sports HQ – A Free, Online Club Management Hub
DICK’S Team Sports HQ can serve all of your club’s specific needs through an all-in-one league management service or al-a-carte components. From online registration and websites to ordering bulk equipment and team uniforms, we support and equip youth soccer clubs, allowing you to focus on the game instead of the details. Learn more about our technology, uniform, bulk equipment, fan wear and sponsorship opportunities at
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How Important is Player Safety? Take back control of your sidelines by limiting access and improving communication. Be distinct. Be memorable. Be safe.

Fuel Gametime Fun with Sun-Maid Raisins Looking for a snack that will keep the team playing strong? Reach for the little red box that delivers a boost of natural energy! Delicious Sun-Maid raisins deliver an excellent half-time energy boost using nothing but grapes and sunshine.
Score Everything Your Kid’s Team Needs for Spring!
Score everything your kid’s team needs for spring! Enter for a chance to win uniforms and soccer balls for the entire team plus a bonus team gift basket! NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Legal U.S. residents, 18 and older. Ends 12/30/18. To enter and for official rules visit,

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