Posts tagged "Soccer"

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How A Decision To Withhold NYC Parks Permits Puts Kids At Risk

With continued uncertainty surrounding school reopenings, scholastic-based and after-school programs – and the kids they serve – are facing the immediate possibility of losing access to safe and affordable play spaces. This only increases the importance of local parks to fill those gaps and create…

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A Conversation with our Partners: What Youth & Local Sports Leaders are Thinking About Right Now

Twice a year, we gather together as a company for an offsite. inspired by the NFL’s off-season training, we call them OTAs (short for “Organized Team Activities”). They allow us to reflect on our growth, connect as a team, and align our goals for the…

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Recapping NextUp: Return to Play – Day 2

As we navigate returning to play after months of a forced pause on youth and local sports, LeagueApps is here to help you come up with your own return to play plan. We hosted NextUp: Return to Play, a three-day virtual conference featuring speakers on…

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Recapping NextUp: Return to Play – Day 1

As we return to play after months of sheltering at home, athletes and their families will need to adjust to a new normal. The youth sports experience will play a critical role in our nation’s physical, social, and cultural recovery, which is why we’ve been…

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NextUp Town Hall: Youth And Local Soccer In The Wake Of COVID-19

As multiple states begin reopening, players and parents are naturally wondering when youth sports will resume. The answer is a complicated one—informed not just by government decisions, but by how comfortable people are getting back on the field.    That’s why we’re spending the next…

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9 Suggested Readings for Anyone Involved in Youth Sports

At the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention (USCC), which took place from January 15th-19th, several themes emerged that we’ve recently seen across other sports. If you didn’t attend the convention, or even if you did, you might be wondering “how do I learn more and…

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5 Things Every Youth Coach Should Know from Arsenal Coach Unai Emery

Arsenal FC’s head coach Unai Emery has accomplished a lot in his 47 years. He’s coached successfully in Spain’s La Liga, England’s Premier League, and France’s Ligue 1. In the 15 years since he retired as a player, he’s led his teams to UEFA Europa…

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Youth Soccer Headers: When Is It Safe?

Headlines, column inches, viral videos, and white papers have been dedicated to the concussion problem facing football players in the United States. For the most part, technological breakthroughs, practice limitations, and rule changes have only been able reduce head injury risk, not eliminate it. Football…

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Parental Expectations of Soccer Clubs

The club soccer landscape has become increasingly competitive in the United States over the past decade. And with that uptick in competition, parental expectations are on the rise. Parents are more discerning than ever when it comes to which soccer organization they choose for their…

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State Soccer Mandates: Florida & Texas

The youth soccer industry has taken its marching orders from state associations, governing bodies and national organizations for decades. As a result, many youth soccer programs feel as though their technological options are limited. Our Soccer Captain, Adam Manning, has heard the following on the…