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Fields Around The World

2018-07-05T08:58:53+00:00

Photos: Soccer Fields Around the World ALAN TAYLOR JUN 14, 2018 31 PHOTOS IN FOCUS One of the most appealing aspects of soccer is its simplicity—a ball, some open space, goal markers, and you can play. As the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia, with matches held in massive modern arenas, here is a look at the beautiful game in action in some smaller and more unusual venues around the world, including pitches built on a glacier, on a beach, floating in a river, made of straw, on a rooftop, and more. HINTS: View this page full screen. Skip to [...]

Fields Around The World 2018-07-05T08:58:53+00:00

MAN CITY’S ACADEMY DIRECTOR WILCOX ON DEVELOPING PLAYERS

2018-06-25T12:51:29+00:00

Long Time Pro, Successful Coach & Now Academy DirectorJason Wilcox on Raising Youth Soccer Players To Become Professionals Former Blackburn winger Jason Wilcox was appointed as Manchester City‘s Academy Director last year. The former Man City Under-18s Head Coach Wilcox was overjoyed when his club won this year’s Premier League title. Man City’s victory probably brought back fond memories of when he won the Premier League title with Blackburn in 1995. This former pro turned coach and now Academy Director shares his views on player development and what catches his eye when he scouts youth players. THE POTENTIAL TO GROW SOCCER IN [...]

MAN CITY’S ACADEMY DIRECTOR WILCOX ON DEVELOPING PLAYERS 2018-06-25T12:51:29+00:00

BOOK LOVERS REVIEW: NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER GUIDE 2018

2018-06-25T12:53:14+00:00

SOCCER LOVERS BOOK REVIEW: North American Soccer Guide 2018 Edited by Charlie and Linda Cuttone In-depth – Expanded – Historical. Published by Sports Vue Interactive — On Sale: Now The North American Soccer Guide 2018 is packed full of soccer data and offers readers a timely perspective on the beautiful game in the USA. From a recap of the contentious and unprecedented campaign, an election for the presidency of U.S. Soccer to team information on the Richmond Kickers and average attendance figures for nearly every team in the country, the North American Soccer Guide is unique and a must-have on the shelf [...]

BOOK LOVERS REVIEW: NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER GUIDE 2018 2018-06-25T12:53:14+00:00

DAN ABRAHAMS: THE POWER TOOL FOR SOCCER PLAYERS

2018-06-25T12:53:37+00:00

Youth Soccer Players – Here is the Greatest Psych Power Tool EVER A must-read for all soccer parents and youth soccer coaches who want to bring out the best in their youth soccer players. Global sports psychologist and author specializing in soccer, Dan Abrahams is based in England and has helped hundreds of professional soccer players – many of them who play in the English Premier League (EPL). Players from Crystal Palace, QPR, Fulham, and West Ham United among other clubs have benefited from Abrahams insights and advice. As a regular columnist for GoalNation, Abrahams wants to help youth soccer coaches and players reach their [...]

DAN ABRAHAMS: THE POWER TOOL FOR SOCCER PLAYERS 2018-06-25T12:53:37+00:00

Abby Wambach, Remarks as Delivered

2018-05-31T10:28:53+00:00

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Abby Wambach, Remarks as Delivered Greetings to President Beilock, Barnard faculty, trustees, and honorees: Katherine Johnson, Anna Quindlen, and Rhea Suh. And to each of the 619 bad-ass women of the Barnard graduating class of 2018: Congratulations! Doesn’t it feel like the second you figure anything out in life, it ends and you’re forced to start all over again? Experts call these times of life “transitions.” I call them terrifying. I went through a terrifying transition recently when I retired from soccer. The world tries to distract us from our fear during these transitions by [...]

Abby Wambach, Remarks as Delivered 2018-05-31T10:28:53+00:00

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BIRTH YEAR REGISTRATION 

2018-05-08T14:51:39+00:00

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BIRTH YEAR REGISTRATION Aug 1, 2017 Beginning on Aug. 1, 2017, the way in which youth players in the United States register for youth soccer teams will be based on their year of birth. This new standard will help create clarity, improve understanding about developmental progress and enhance playing environments as a part of the U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives (PDI’s). Here are five things you should know about the new registration rules to age groups. What is birth year registration? Currently, youth players in the United States sign up for same-age group clubs and teams [...]

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BIRTH YEAR REGISTRATION  2018-05-08T14:51:39+00:00

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW: HOW SMALL-SIDED STANDARDS WILL CHANGE YOUTH SOCCER

2018-05-08T14:52:02+00:00

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW: HOW SMALL-SIDED STANDARDS WILL CHANGE YOUTH SOCCER Aug 1, 2017 Beginning August 1, 2017, new standards in youth soccer will be implemented across the country. These standards are known as Player Development Initiatives (PDIs). A key component to these PDIs is new standards of play for small-sided games. Here are five things you need to know about the new regulations for youth games. What are small-sided standards? Small-sided standards are youth games played with less than 11 players on each team. Playing with less players on the field means that players are constantly involved in play and [...]

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW: HOW SMALL-SIDED STANDARDS WILL CHANGE YOUTH SOCCER 2018-05-08T14:52:02+00:00

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT U.S. SOCCER PLAYER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

2018-05-08T14:52:23+00:00

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT U.S. SOCCER PLAYER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES Aug 1, 2017 August 1, 2017 marks the official rollout of U.S. Soccer’s Player Development Initiatives (PDIs). Here are five things you should know about the newest standards in youth soccer. What are PDIs? The PDIs aim to create an environment for youth players to grow and develop their soccer abilities. The most notable PDI includes small-sided game standards. Small-sided standards are regulations for youth games played with less than eleven players on each team that include field and ball size, game length and special rules. Fewer players on the field [...]

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT U.S. SOCCER PLAYER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES 2018-05-08T14:52:23+00:00

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RELEASE, WAIVER AND IMDEMNITY AGREEMENT CHICAGOLAND INDOOR SOCCER 2018-2019 INDOOR SEASON

In consideration of the opportunity to participate in soccer, soccer-related and other sports-related activities (collectively, the “Activities”), and for the Activities in which I actually participate, at the any fields or facilities at which Chicagoland Indoor Soccer may be hosting Activities (collectively, the “Facility”), I, for myself and my personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin:

1. Acknowledge, represent and agree that I understand the nature and requirements of the Activities and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in the Activities.

2. Acknowledge, represent and agree that I fully understand that: (a) the Activities involve dangers and risks that could result in serious bodily injury, including, without limitation, permanent disability, paralysis and death; (b) such dangers and risks may be caused by or result from my own actions or inactions, or the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activities, Chicagoland Indoor Soccer (owner or lessee of the Facility) or its members, managers, agents, officer, directors, coaches, representatives and employees (collectively, the “Releasees”), and others attending or observing the Activities; and (c) the Activities and the Facility may involve dangers, risks or losses that are not now known to me and/or are not now readily foreseeable. I fully accept and assume all such risks and dangers, including, without limitation, all risks of losses, costs and damages, known or unknown, foreseeable or unforeseeable, that I may incur or sustain as a result of my participation in the Activities and use of the Facility to the extent that any and all losses, costs and/or damages are the result of, directly, indirectly or otherwise, of the actual or alleged negligence of any one or more of the Releasees.

3. Covenant, warrant and agree that I will examine the Facility and that if I observe or witness any significant danger, hazard or other unsafe condition, I will remove myself from participation and bring such danger, hazard or other unsafe condition to the attention of the nearest Releasee, referee, official or other person conducting the Activities.

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