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”

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. . .”

2022- Happy Easter and all faith celebrations.

In the Western Pennsylvania Youth Soccer world there are no Travel games this weekend and all the regional leagues appear to have taken the weekend off to celebrate the Christian holiday. Since football is a global game we also need to recognize the other faiths of our one world community. Our Jewish, Muslim and EasternContinue reading “2022- Happy Easter and all faith celebrations.”

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.”


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?”

JR. High: Celebrate the Holiday Season.

Hello Team, Just taking a minute to reflect on the past year and share my gratitude for having the opportunity to share the beautiful game with y’all. This is the one sport that the whole world plays and through this game we can share the joy of human motion. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa,Continue reading “JR. High: Celebrate the Holiday Season.”