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Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

As our understanding of concussions grows, new policies are being put into place to keep young athletes safe. But some still wonder whether certain sports can ever be considered safe for kids.

American Youth Soccer Organization Bans Heading for Young Players

American Youth Soccer Organization Bans Heading for Young Players

The American Youth Soccer Organization recently announced a change to its rules regarding heading the soccer ball in under-11 and under-12 divisions.

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football

Although soccer isn't a high-contact sport like football, children who play soccer are just as likely to get a concussion. Matthew Pecci, M.D., shares what causes concussions in soccer and how coaches can help prevent them.

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Soccer Friends USA co-owner and coach Sean Peckett kicks up great advice for coaching youth sports teams, from tips for coaching your own kids to promoting good sportsmanship for every athlete on the team.

Premier English Soccer League Visits Boys and Girls Club of America

Premier English Soccer League Visits Boys and Girls Club of America

The English Premier League's Chelsea Football Club, sponsored by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., is traveling around the United States visiting Boys and Girls Club of America locations in Seattle, Miami, and New York.

Soccer By Any Other Name

Soccer By Any Other Name

It’s “football” to the rest of the world, but no matter what you call it, soccer is the most popular international sport for many reasons. Soccer is a great sport for kids because it can be played in any season, promotes teamwork, and nurtures abstract thinking. Read on to learn about the benefits of kids playing soccer, Euro Cup 2012, and soccer related fundraising!

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

With children's sports-related injuries continuing to rise nationwide to more than 3.5 million annually, keeping kids healthy is a top priority for parents, schools and sports leagues. Despite the plethora of protective gear kids now wear for practices or games, their developing bodies are still vulnerable to injury. The good news is that there are many different things parents and coaches can do to help kids stay safer on the field or court.

Japan’s Top Soccer Players Come Together for Special Fundraising Event for Japan Disaster Relief

Japan’s Top Soccer Players Come Together for Special Fundraising Event for Japan Disaster Relief

Sports network company, One World Sports, will broadcast the Japan Earthquake Relief Soccer Match between Japan’s National Team, the Samurai Blue and the J-League All Star team, in support of American Red Cross Japanese disaster relief efforts.

The Lure of Soccer

The Lure of Soccer

Mike Kirwan outlines some reasons for the American shift towards the world's favorite sport.

KICK THAT BALL!

KICK THAT BALL!

Not far behind the start of school is the beginning of the soccer season. For many parents and kids, this means several games each weekend, and for those on travel teams, multiple mid-week practices.

The Right Pursuit at the Right Time

The Right Pursuit at the Right Time

As parents, we want to be able to expose our children to the arts, or to sports, but we also want to make sure our kids can maximize their experiences by starting them at the right time. We went to the experts to ask that important question: When is the right time to start?

Soccer Dad!

Soccer Dad!

Standing on the edge of a soccer field in a rugby shirt and sweats, cleats and shin guards at the ready should a ball go out of range, Dan Cherico bears little resemblance to the globe-trotting consultant he once was, brokering high-powered deals for VocalTec Communications, Ltd.

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