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Common Goals | July 2014

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US Youth Soccer - Bounce

Who's the Best?

The best teams will rise up
at Nationals.

Video: Who's the Best?
Giving Back

A young boy uses soccer to help others.

Video: Giving Back
DMCV Sharks

Defending champs staying mentally sharp.

Video: DMCV Sharks


Watch the US Youth Soccer National Championships LIVE!
Multiple live broadcasts will be available for the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, on July 22-27 from the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. Read more.

US Youth Soccer National Championships schedule
The schedule is now available for the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships. #ROADtoMD

US Youth Soccer Regional Championships
The National Championships field of 96 teams is set after the four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships recently wrapped up. Check out recaps from each: Region I | Region II | Region III | Region IV | VIDEO

2014 FIFA World Cup
The U.S. Men's National Team saw its World Cup run end with a 2-1 loss to Belgium, continuing the tournament's run of great games. See why more people than ever are watching by checking out some of the top goals so far at the World Cup.

US Youth Soccer partners with Capri Sun
US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce a multi-year agreement welcoming Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters Flavored Water Beverage as the Official Sponsor and Kids Ready to Drink Juice of US Youth Soccer.

Keep up with the 50/50 Blog!
US Youth Soccer recently began a new daily blog — The 50/50 Blog. It provides a good mix of soccer stories, videos and more each day, as well as some other fun and entertaining content. If you haven't seen The 50/50 Blog yet, you can check it out here. If you'd like to suggest content for the blog or have feedback on what you'd like to see, please email

Male and Female Player of the Month
US Youth Soccer is pleased to recognize the following individuals as July 2014 Players of the Month — Female: Ashley from Halifax, Pa.; Male: Brodie from Cordova, Tenn. Congratulations to Ashley and Brodie. You can click here to read about their accomplishments and service.

To nominate someone you think is deserving of being Player of the Month, read the criteria and fill out this form.


US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup
The teams and schedule are set for the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup. Get more information about event by checking out the Presidents Cup homepage.

Midwest Regional League teams qualify for 2014-15 US Youth Soccer National League
Several teams have earned their place in the 2014-15 National League via success in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League. Check out all of the qualifiers here.

US Youth Soccer Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Skills Challenge
The new partnership with Capri Sun includes the introduction of the US Youth Soccer Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Skills Challenge. Learn more about it here and be sure to check back for more information.

The US Youth Soccer Show | July 2014
The new episode premiered Saturday, July 5 at 8:30 a.m. ET on Fox Soccer Plus. Find out when to watch here. Can't wait to watch? You can watch the full episode online at any time.


The 10 best sites to look for scholarships
Is your child starting to look for college scholarships? Check out this article on that lists 10 websites to check out for potential financial aid.

The importance of sleep for a teen
See why getting enough sleep is important for your child and try to shoot for some of the recommendations to maximize performance. Read more.

How to be a good sports parent
The Washington Post's Mari-Jane Williams looks at some simple things to remember when heading out to watch your child play sports. Check it out.

Parenting Education
The Soccer Environment

Parenting Blog
Arrested Development | Keep your composure during youth sports and set a good example.
World Cup by the Numbers | A statistical look at the 2014 World Cup.
Soccer as a Social Force | Using the World Cup to promote good in society.
It's Hot Out There | Advice on staying hydrated in the hot summer months.

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Apply now for the US Youth Soccer National League
The deadline to apply for the 2014-15 US Youth Soccer National League is July 9. Make sure to submit your team's application here.

Understanding teen 'weirdness'
This Soccer America article by Dev K. Mishra looks at the psychology of a teen and how coaches can incorporate beneficial techniques in their coaching. Check it out.

College Coach Registration for the National Championships
If you're a college coach, make sure to register in the US Youth Soccer Event Management System to receive player profiles and information on the upcoming US Youth Soccer National Championships.

National Youth License Courses
There are National Youth License courses available this month. Check out locations and dates of future courses with this new interactive map.

Coaching Education
Good Sportsmanship

Coaching Blog
Kid-Focused, Coach Driven | A report on fostering leadership and enduring values.
Lopsided Match | Your team is up 5-0. How do you prevent the game from becoming too lopsided?



Best of Luck at Nationals from Nesquik
Nesquik wants to wish good luck to all of the teams participating in the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships! Remind your teams to stay hydrated and to Refuel with Nesquik low-fat chocolate milk to help restore exhausted muscles. LEARN MORE.



Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports
It's exciting to watch your children excel at the sports they love. Working hard toward a personal best or perfecting a specific technique is critical to success, but let’s not forget that playing multiple sports can be tremendously beneficial in the long run. Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports has created a helpful tool that highlights some surprising and meaningful information on the benefits of playing multiple sports. We invite you to learn more at



Stop by the Wilson Trophy booth at Nationals for a shot at prizes!
We want to congratulate all of the teams that will be advancing to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. We look forward to seeing some more great matches in Maryland. Be on the lookout for our Wilson Trophy tent. Stop by our booth and score a goal for your chance to win a cool prize! 


US Youth Soccer Marketplace
US Youth Soccer recently launched Marketplace, which offers teams, coaches and players the ability to search for companies across the nation that offer the product or service they are looking to purchase. You can check out Marketplace by going to

Some recent vendors...


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