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”

Plum U8 30April2022 Picture Day

Key words of this week (focus on defense)Get CompactStay compactProtect the Goal At this age I feel and US Soccer’s Player Development road map feel that being the goalie can be a little overwhelming, scary or just not fun for most kids. If you want to play goalie, great, I will play you there, butContinue reading “Plum U8 30April2022 Picture Day”

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.”

Make it Local, Make it fun.

Apologies for so few posts lately. My referee role has been switching from indoor (futsal and dasherboard) to outdoor mode. I’m also in my second week of coaching school and have been busy re-learning development goals based on age and cognitive ability. My local to East Brady project will be wrapping up for the springContinue reading “Make it Local, Make it fun.”

Men’s National Team Qualifiers

Hey Team Jr. High: You may recall the line on your practice jerseys–One Nation, One Team–this is what our National Team is using for both the men and women. If you are new to world football- American Soccer- this is a World Cup year for the men. In order to play in the World Cup-Continue reading “Men’s National Team Qualifiers”