The official online e-Newsletter of Ohio North Youth Soccer Association
Volume 1 Issue 8  9/4/2012

Don't Skip The Preparticipation Physical Exam
Azteca win another boost for American psyche
November "B" License in Florida
Soccer Players with a Disability Ambassadors
A Team of Technical Tips
1. Dribbling for Possession
2. Use of Disguise and Changes of Pace
3. Sole of the Foot
4. The Little Toe
5. Soft First Touch.
6. Ball Control on the Ground
7. Ball Control out of the Air
8. Basic Ball Striking
9. Adjusting the Body for Ball Striking
10. Playing with Back to Goal
11. Heading and Heading for Possession
Skill Circuit
Planning a Practice Session
Street Soccer
Books by Saferstein
Ohio Special Olympics
The Two-Ref System
US Soccer Foundation...Why Kids?
Watch USA train LIVE in Columbus
Ohio North Youth Soccer Association
6650 W. Snowville Rd 
Suite Y 
Brecksville, OH 44141 
Contact OYSAN
USA-Jamaica Week!

 The USA Men's National Team plays Jamaica in Columbus on Tuesday, September 11 in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. On Sunday, September 9th, the 10:30 am training session at Crew Stadium will be free and open to the public.
 Olympic Development Program
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program kicks off this week in six local districts: Youngstown, Cleveland (east and west), Akron, Mansfield and Toledo. Click here to register and for more information.

Need Some Practice Help?
The start of the soccer season is an exciting time for young players. For volunteer coaches, on the other hand, it can be the start of a very stressful few weeks. What do I do at practice? Am I teaching the right things? How do I keep the kids active? For those looking for ideas on how to best fill practice time and improve young players' skills and understanding, the menu bar to the left has 12 practice games and a skill development circuit from OYSAN DOC Tom Turner; and a presentation by US Youth Soccer's Sam Snow on how to build a training session.

Additional coaching help can be found at this OYSAN./org link. Good luck!

If you are one of the many people who is confused by the offside law, c
lick this link for a simple explanation.

Sundhage Steps Down
by Paul Kennedy
After leading the USA to back-to-back Olympic gold medals and second place at the 2011 Women's World Cup, U.S. women's national team head coach Pia Sundhage has decided to return home to pursue opportunities in Sweden. In her five seasons as head coach, she had a 89-6-10 record. Her last game in charge of the national team will be a friendly against Australia on Sept. 19 in Commerce City, Colo.
- Read the whole story...


TopSoccer Donation
OYSAN would like to thank 13 year-old Brett Gordon of South Euclid, who made a generous donation to the TopSoccer program, which brings soccer to children with disabilities.

 America Scores Dribbles for World Record 
Join America SCORES in a nationwide attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the most soccer balls ever dribbled by a group at one time! Ten sites are joining forces to dribble 2,500 soccer balls simultaneously and we need your help!
WHEN: Saturday, September 29 from 4-7 p.m.
WHERE: Cleveland State University’s Krenzler Field (corner of Chester Avenue and E. 18th , downtown Cleveland)
For more details and to register, go to




October 19th - 21st
Diamond Soccer Complex
Canton, Ohio

The 2012 Bothwell Cup will be the 21st
anniversary of the tournament
which began in 1991. The tournament is named for Sam
Bothwell, a long-time supporter of soccer in the Ohio North
jurisdiction who developed many travel teams in the area.

The tournament is open to all (non-USYS members welcome) competitive/travel boys and girls teams in the U9 thru U14/15 divisions. (U9 divisions will play a festival format.)

OYSAN Sanctioned Tournaments
Sep 2012
Sep, 012012 Riverview Soccer Spectacular
Sep, 01Bay Challenge Cup 2012
Sep, 28Flag City Classic @ Rotary Arena
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Oct 2012
Oct, 052012 Columbus Day Challenge
Oct, 132012 Van Buren Fall Classic
Oct, 192012 OYSAN Bothwell Cup
Oct, 2622nd Annual Adam Schuster Memorial
Oct, 27Kalahari Cup
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Nov 2012
Nov, 022012 Madison Invitational Soccer Tournament
Nov, 032012 Brunswick Fall Classic
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UT-Unrestricted Tournament:
A tournament that is open to all Federation Affiliated participants. Any tournament that allows International participates must be an Unrestricted Tournament.
RT-Restricted Tournament: A tournament that is open only to members of US Youth Soccer and its State Associations.

S1-generally a team which competes at the highest level of play in a state/region
S2-generally a team which competes at less than the highest level of play in state/region
S3-generally a team which competes in a local area or state
S4-a team which is put together for the sole purpose of playing in a tournament or other sanctioned non-league competition, whose roster includes select players who are members of one club.
RT-a recreational team which was formed in a random nature without regard to players’ abilities.

Please visit for more tournament information or contact
Caitlin Sutter at 330-659-0989 ext. 224 or

About Ohio North Youth Soccer Association – Ohio North Youth Soccer Association is the official representative of US Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation in northern Ohio. Affiliates of Ohio North Youth Soccer Assoc. provide more than 55,000 youngsters in northern Ohio with the opportunity to play soccer, making Ohio North, one of Ohio's largest youth sport organizations. For more information about Ohio North, go to

About US Youth Soccer - US Youth Soccer-The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.

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