Plum U8: Grass Roots Football night with Crew 02Jun2022

Thursday Night Football presented by the Plum Youth Soccer Club,. This is Grass Roots Football in Plum Boro, PA. Normally the lights are saved for the big kids but with all the 😜 crazy rain this spring season we were able to reschedule one of our make up games to a Thursday Night. Nature treatedContinue reading “Plum U8: Grass Roots Football night with Crew 02Jun2022”

Help Wanted: Players Needed June 11 @ Larry Mills Park, Plum Boro PA.

PA West Coaching Development is conducting their on field training sessions June 11 at Larry Mills Park in Plum Boro on the Upper Fields from 10am – 2pm. If you are a PA West Grass Roots U14-U19 player looking for one more day on the field and a chance to experience unique training sessions thisContinue reading “Help Wanted: Players Needed June 11 @ Larry Mills Park, Plum Boro PA.”

Jr. High: Next level thinking

I found this article to be very simple and concise in explaining what was once called total football. There are a few clubs that have the skilled players to pull this off this form of soccer. This is truly the coaches dream scenario. While this may not apply to the game we play, it isContinue reading “Jr. High: Next level thinking”

Jr.High: a few ideas outside of soccer. . .

I saw this the other day in the news and wondered if this is something the Lady Riverhawks would be interested in owning at Armstrong? The other item: Calling All Artists, the Jr. High Lady Riverhawks are looking for a new design for their 2022 practice jerseys… Single Color Design Simple enough to be screenContinue reading “Jr.High: a few ideas outside of soccer. . .”

Burnout is real and it’s still April.

Some days the topic is coaching, some days playing, some days storytelling. Today’s story is a little bit of venting and a little bit of sharing. Over the past few weekends the cycle keeps repeating. The only way to change the culture is to tell the story, get it into the light so more eyesContinue reading “Burnout is real and it’s still April.”

Putting the fun in fundamentals.

Meet the first group of little futsal players in East Brady. Thanks to support from the East Brady Borough Council and the Karns City Athletic Department we were able to bring soccer back to the Beabout Community Center in the old East Brady High School Gym. Subscribe to get updates when the next round ofContinue reading “Putting the fun in fundamentals.”

MWL, GLA, USClub, ECNL, PaWest, USSF, USFF, DA, ODP, USYS, USYF?

Hello American Soccer Players, Parents, want-to-be players: Do all the letters in today’s title–MWL, GLA, USClub, ECNL, PaWest, USSF, USFF, USYS, USYF–sound like gibberish? Does is seem all too confusing? Do you just want to play soccer, learn soccer and grow up playing the game with your friends? Do you like taking seven hour carContinue reading “MWL, GLA, USClub, ECNL, PaWest, USSF, USFF, DA, ODP, USYS, USYF?”

EB Futsal: Vol. 1, Ch.1 Controlling the Ball

Just a quick recap of week one in the Beabout Community Center. We had six participants attend the first week. Our focus was on learning what our athletes already knew about soccer and making sure everybody had fun. Topic of the week, controlling the ball, focus on dribbling with control, dribbling to targets, dribbling aroundContinue reading “EB Futsal: Vol. 1, Ch.1 Controlling the Ball”