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Soccer Resources

A listing of major soccer organizations and governing bodies.

Right Youth Soccer Shoes or Cleats Depends On Field Conditions, Type

Types of soccer cleats include molded cleats, detachable cleats, indoor soccer shoes and turf shoes.

Soccer: How to Spot an Elite Player

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and, since it is played by so many people, we can safely say that reaching an elite level can very difficult. When a child first starts playing soccer, becoming an elite player is probably not what they initially are, or should be thinking. Building skills, coordination, conditioning, and having fun, should be the main focus for a young soccer player. As players advance and age, tryouts and scouts typically whittle down the numbers of soccer players, picking the best looking kids for division 1 or other elite travel teams or school teams.

Youth Soccer Parents: A Guide to the Game of Soccer

Soccer, or football as it is known everywhere in the world outside of the United States, is the most popular sport in the world and one of the most popular youth sports in the country.  If your child is playing soccer, it helps to know the basics of the sport.

Getting Ready for Soccer Camp

Whether it's a day camp, a weeklong sleep-away camp or a month-long camp abroad, sending your child to soccer camp for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience for the both of you. Here are a few ways to ease the transition and help them enjoy the experience.

International Soccer Camps: Building Intercultural Competence for the Next Generation

You want your kids to have every opportunity to succeed in this world. You want them to learn self-discipline, how to be healthy, and to gain an appreciation and understanding for the world around them. The business world is becoming increasingly globalized. Intercultural competence, the skill which allows people to operate effectively in an international setting, is becoming ever more important.

Youth Soccer A Great Way To Start Your Child Out in Organized Sports

Youth soccer is a great way for your child to start out in youth sports.

Soccer Star Kate Markgraf Returns For Third Olympics Just 21 Months After Giving Birth

There are 20 U.S. women competing at the Beijing Games who are also mothers, some still competing at the highest level in their sports well into their thirties. Kate Markgraf, 31, soccer star and mother of 21 month old baby boy, Keegan, proves that contrary to belief, women can have it all.

Spalding Rookie Gear™

Spalding's Rookie Gear™ line of soccer balls, basketballs, and footballs are specifically designed for a young child's small size and weight.  They help children learn proper techniques and mechanics, build confidence, and have more fun than with standard-sized youth balls.

Soccer: Lessons for Kids and Parents Alike

Soccer is a popular youth sport because it teaches kids and parents lots of valuable lessons.

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