NSCAA News

Forty-five players named 2016 NSCAA Winter-Spring High School All-Americans | 7/15/2016

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced 16 boys and 28 girls as 2016 NSCAA Winter-Spring High School All-America selections.
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NSCAA Launches Showcase Integrity Program | 7/13/2016

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced the Showcase Integrity Program, developed to protect players and coaches who participate in showcase tournaments and summer camps around the country.
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The NSCAA names 87 Players to 2015-16 High School Scholar All-America Teams | 7/6/2016

Thirty-five boys and 52 girls were selected as 2015-16 NSCAA High School Scholar All-Americans. Additionally, Antonio Romanelli (Ohio) and Juliana Comer (Maryland) were named the 2015-16 NSCAA High School Scholar Players of the Year.
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Curry College Hosting the NSCAA National, Advanced National Residentials in June | 6/29/2016

For the fourth consecutive year, Curry College in Milton, Mass., will be hosting two NSCAA advanced courses as summer residential opportunities. Coaches can choose to take either the National Diploma or the Advanced National Diploma from June 20-26.
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Ohio University Soccer Coaching Program Makes Recent Trip to Spain | 6/29/2016

Members of the Ohio University Soccer Coaching Program recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime coaching education visit to Madrid, Spain. A combination of faculty, students and friends of the program enjoyed exclusive club-wide access to Spanish
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Small Issues Behind Big Loss to Colombia for USMNT | 6/29/2016

As fans, we love flashy goals, last-ditch tackles at the goalmouth, creative footwork, and other highlight plays. Yet so often, it’s the less glamorous parts of the game that really differentiate the quality of two teams.
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What Coaches Can Glean from USA-Costa Rica Match | 6/29/2016

the preparation of what the U.S. Men’s National Team wanted to do going into The match and the team’s adjustments based on what was occurring on the field were both solid. Let’s dig deeper into two ideas that went very well for the Yanks.
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With a Copa America fourth place finish, where do we go from here? | 6/29/2016

Throughout Copa America 2016, the U.S. Men’s National Team gave a valiant effort. However, there is a more important lesson that we should all be taking out of this experience than just to reflect with pride while still longing for more than a top fo
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Involving the Time Man into Your Systems | 6/28/2016

How many times in a game do we hear the coach passing messages on to the field? What is generally the context of these messages? Tactics, technique, motivation?
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Early Bird Registration for Residentials at Regis Ends June 18 | 6/14/2016

Picturesque mountain views and sun-soaked blue skies by day. Regis University located in Denver, CO truly offers the most scenic views around. Soccer coaches have the opportunity to have that as the backdrop of their coaching education experience dur
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Maintaining a Balance: MYSA Offers Education from NSCAA and U.S. Soccer | 6/14/2016

The NSCAA and U.S. Soccer each offer distinct educational programming to coaches. While some organizations and coaches feel the need to offer one or the other, the MYSA has developed their coaching education offerings to include both.
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Timeless Dutch Insights Provide Possible Avenue for Continued Growth for USMNT and All Coaches | 6/13/2016

There are some quotes about soccer where the more you learn about the game, the truer they ring. And especially as a developing coach, one such quote that I’ll never stop referring to is from Dutch coach and former player Arnold Muhren.
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Registration for NSCAA Residential Courses at Elmhurst Increase June 11 | 6/9/2016

The NSCAA will be heading back to the Chicago area this summer with the National Diploma and Advanced National Diploma as week long residential courses. Coaches planning to take either the National Diploma or Advanced National Diploma at Elmhurst are
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Early Bird Price Ending for Residential Courses in Bloomsburg | 6/8/2016

Summer 2016 marks the 11th straight year that the NSCAA has offered its summer residential courses at Bloomsburg University (Pa.). Coaches planning to take a course at Bloomsburg are encouraged to register before June 11, 2016, to avoid the $200 pric
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From NSCAA Academy Staff Coach Neil Hull: The Defensive P's | 6/8/2016

How many defenders do we have on a team? A question when asked, some coaches or players will answer three or four depending on there system of play. But in reality, every player is a defender, as well as an attacker!
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ESPN to Premiere “Redemption Song” Featuring Legendary Coach Lincoln Phillips | 6/6/2016

The 1971 Howard University soccer team by many accounts was the first historically black college program to win an NCAA title. However, due to two minor infractions, the NCAA vacated Howard’s title. Luckily, that’s not the end of the story.
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Walt Bahr: A Soccer Playing and Coaching Legend | 6/1/2016

Walter Bahr is thought by many to have been one of our country’s finest early players and he would also contribute mightily to the progress of the sport through a long and distinguished coaching career. As NSCAA celebrates its 75th anniversary it see
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NSCAA Bestows the 2016 Winter High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award to 18 Teams | 5/23/2016

Eighteen winter boys and girls teams received either the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the Winter Boys and Girls High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award. This award recognizes teams that exhibit fair play,sporting behavior and a
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NSCAA Academy Staff Member Teaches Three Diplomas in Dominica | 4/28/2016

Jeremy Tosaya represented the Association in March by hosting NSCAA Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Dominica.
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From Academy Staff Coach Neil Hull: Confrontation or Clumps? | 4/27/2016

It???s not just the high-profile games that teach us, but also the recreational ones if we allow them.
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NSCAA, MaxPreps Recognize the High School State Players of the Week | 4/27/2016

(NSCAA) and MaxPreps have named the High School State Players of the Week for April 18-24.
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NSCAA, MaxPreps name the High School State Players of the Week | 4/20/2016

Eleven boys and 13 girls have been named NSCAA/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for April 11- 17.
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New York Red Bulls and NSCAA Announce Multiyear Partnership Renewal | 4/18/2016

The New York Red Bulls and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) have agreed to a multiyear partnership renewal, the club announced today.
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Recordings of the 2016 NSCAA Convention Sessions Now Available for Purchase | 4/15/2016

Now ready for purchase are select sessions from the 2016 NSCAA Convention in Baltimore.
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Brent Beauman Using NSCAA DOC Course as Opportunity to Help Local Soccer Club | 4/14/2016

Brent Beauman lives for sports. Soccer just happens to be his favorite.
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Spring Competing Athletes Named NSCAA/MaxPreps Players of the Week | 4/13/2016

NSCAA/MaxPreps have named High School State Players of the Week for their on- field efforts April 4-10.
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NSCAA Salutes Sporting KC???s 20th Anniversary | 4/12/2016

The NSCAA salutes its Kansas City soccer neighbor Sporting Kansas City with a homepage celebration of the team???s 20th anniversary as a charter member of Major League Soccer.
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The Art of the Classroom Session: Developing Young Soccer IQs | 4/7/2016

Decision making. It is an art, a science, an execution of precision in a moment presented or created in the game.
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Twenty-Five Players Named NSCAA/MaxPreps State High School Players of the Week | 4/6/2016

NSCAA/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts March 28-April 3.
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NSCAA Winter High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award Deadline is April 15 | 4/4/2016

Nominations for the NSCAA Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award for boys' and girls' high school teams that participate in the winter season are now being accepted.
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NSCAA, MaxPreps Select High School State Players of the Week | 3/30/2016

Twenty-two high school players (9 boys, 13 girls) have been named NSCAA/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts March 21-27.
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The 2016 Parkway College Showcase Kicks off Friday, April 1 | 3/30/2016

Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, 2016 ??? Maryland Heights, Missouri During the past 14 years of the Parkway College Showcase, teams from Alabama, Kansas, Wisconsin, Missouri and Illinois continue to return to this annual event...
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Change the Leadership Equation: Empower Players | 3/28/2016

Being a soccer leader -- being a soccer coach -- requires among other qualities the potentially conflicting abilities to be both a decisive decision maker and someone who empowers players to make their own decisions.
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From the New York Times: Cruyff???s ???Total Football??? Vision Transformed Two | 3/28/2016

One of the greatest and most influential players in soccer passed away last Thursday. Netherlands, Ajax and Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff died at the age of 68.
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Why China???s Youth Football Guru Says Turning Country into a Powerhouse Begins with the Parents | 3/25/2016

Tom Byer is tasked with implementing a total sea-change in the way the country of over a billion people perceives and coaches the sport.
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Six Boys and Eight Girls Named NSCAA/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week | 3/16/2016

A total of 14 high school players (six boys, eight girls) have been named NSCAA/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts March 7-13.
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NSCAA's Ian Barker and US Youth Soccer's Sam Snow Discuss Recognize to Recover | 3/11/2016

U.S. Soccer and other youth soccer associations around the country will embark on a comprehensive player safety campaign, complete details of which were released in November.
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Looking Back ??? Moving Forward | 3/10/2016

And, as always, in the midst of the championships were tremendous stories, and among my favorites are the following.
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Twelve Named NSCAA/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week | 3/9/2016

Twelve student-athletes have earned the first NSCAA/MaxPreps High School State Player of the Week award of the 2016 spring season.
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Using Social Media and Other Ideas to Engage Youth Soccer Families | 2/26/2016

???Using Social Media and Other Ideas to Engage Youth Soccer Families,??? included ways to foster a sense of community within a youth league.
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U.S. Soccer to Launch Girls' Development Academy in Fall of 2017 | 2/25/2016

New National Program Will Focus on Impacting Club Environments to Develop World-Class Players; Application Process for Clubs to Open in May of 2016
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Seven Players Named NSCAA/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week | 2/24/2016

The NSCAA/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week have been named for Feb. 15-21.
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Effective Team Leadership During a Time of Crisis | 2/22/2016

How someone responds during crisis is the ultimate measure to their mental toughness, and nowhere does that get magnified more than on the playing field in sports, and by the team???s leader and coach.
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Celia Slater and Becky Burleigh Discuss Hot Topics for Assistant Coaches | 2/19/2016

Slater presented alongside University of Florida head coach Becky Burleigh a session at the NSCAA Convention focused on hot topics for assistant coaches.
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