The official online e-Newsletter of Ohio North Youth Soccer Association
Volume 1 Issue 5  7/15/2012

Heat Illness: How to recognize it in young athletes
NYT: Soccer to Adopt Goal-Line Technology
Kristine Lilly - Most capped player in world soccer
Almost 5.8 million viewers watch Euro 2012
Lightly used goals for sale
Coaching for Creativity, free e-book.
Tim Howard's advice for keepers, parents and coaches
Champions crowned at the 2012 US Youth Soccer Championships
ESPN Soccer US Women Ready for London
N. Ridgeville Corn Fest Tournament
HS Coaching Positions
Ohio Special Olympics
NSCAA Resources: Hydration Strategies for Soccer
Tips on Nurturing the Young Goalkeeper
Title IX Turns 40!
Before they were stars: Ronaldo & Welbeck
Coaching your own kid...
Headgear and Concussion
Dreams are Difficult to Build and Easy to Destroy
US Olympic Committee Magazine
Upcoming Coaching Schools
Ethical Youth Coaching
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Ohio North in the National Spotlight!

U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships
by Soccer America
Cal South leads all state associations with six girls teams entered in the 2012 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships to be played July 24-29 at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C. Cal North and Ohio North are second with three teams each in the finals. -
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Ohio North Club Awards
by Tom Turner
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series State Cup brings together OYSAN's top clubs to test their players and coaches and to compete for regional advancement. The results are summarised below; for a compete analysis, click this link.

Top Boy's Clubs (13-18): 1) Pacesetter; 2) Challenger Crew Jrs; 3) Everest

Top Girl's Clubs (13-18): 1) Internationals; 2) Cleveland FC; 3) Pacesetter 

Top Boy's Club - Develomental (10-12): Challenger Crew Jrs

Top Girl's Club - Develomental (10-12): Cleveland FC

OYSAN Coaching Education Standards
OYSAN's membership  

All competitive OYSAN coaches are required to hold minimum coaching certification. For State League coaches, the "D" license is the standard; for Travel level coaches, the U10/12 Course is required.

Corresponding certification from other organizations, such as the NSCAA, are recognized. The OYSAN Travel leagues are.. American Amateur Soccer League (AASL)Greater Akron Amateur Soccer (GASSA)Northern Ohio Girls Soccer League (NOGSL)Northwest Ohio Youth Soccer League (NWOYSL)Ohio Amateur Soccer League (OASL)Youngstown Area Youth Soccer League (YAYSL) The U10/12 Course for Travel level coaches includes 2-3 hours of on-line study and eleven hours of practical field experience. The "D" License for State League coaches is a 38-hour course with an extensive testing component.

The current course schedule can be found at

Additional courses can be scheduled by local organizations upon request, and Travel level coaches with a strong soccer background are welcome to complete the "D" License.


 OYSAN Sanctioned Tournament:
Tournament Center
 The Tournament Center is a state-of-the-art website which allows members of Ohio Youth Soccer Association North to complete SANCTIONING FORMS as well as NOTIFICATION TO TRAVEL/TRAVEL PERMITS and GUEST PLAYER/PLAYER LOAN FORMS.


For more information and details on tournament santioning and requirements, please 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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