| ||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, click 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...
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 www.americascores.org/soccerdribble/cleveland.
2 WEEKS LEFT!
October 19th - 21st
Diamond Soccer Complex
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|TOURNAMENT INFO
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 www.oysan.org for more tournament information or contact