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Off the Pitch is the weekly newsletter of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, distributed every Wednesday. Please send any feedback on what you would like to see in future editions to Monique Bowman at mbowman@nscaa.com.


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A look at the Champions League playing styles with the NSCAA
NSCAA
Wonder what makes Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Barcelona the premier soccer clubs in the world? Find out starting Monday, May 12, and join the NSCAA for the "European Champions League Series," four live coaching seminars focusing on the past winners of the European Championship. The webinar presenters will take an intriguing look at the strengths and weaknesses of each team, the systems they employ and discuss how key players contribute to the team's success.
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 NSCAA News


The application process for the '30 Under 30' program is open
NSCAA
The NSCAA is seeking a special group of young coaches for the second cohort of "30 Under 30" program participants. The applications will be accepted through Thursday, May 15. Launched in 2013, the "30 Under 30" program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity for a select few up-and-comers who have made soccer coaching their career of choice. This program was created to support fledgling coaches and foster their growth at a crucial point in their vocation.
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A U8 dribbling warm up from 'The Coaching Manual '
NSCAA
This warm up session gives players:
  • Lots of touches on the ball
  • Confidence building
  • Ball familiarity
  • Decision making, which is forced by interference

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Fall Website Preparation webinar
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Is your organization's website prepared for fall? Does it have all the right information? Will parents find everything they need? Is it missing anything? Join us on this free webinar on Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT, and make sure your site is ready for the year ahead!
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 US Youth Soccer News


US Youth Soccer common thread among U-20 WNT Training Camp attendees
US Youth Soccer
Congratulations to the 27 players that have been called to attend the upcoming Under-20 Women's National Team Camp — May 11-18 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California — in preparation for the 2014 FIFA Women's World Cup. In addition to being called in for the camp, each athlete also shares a common thread of participation in US Youth Soccer. The roster of 27 includes 23 players that have participated in the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, the nation's original player identification program that has continued its tradition of elite competition and player development for more than 30 years.
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 NSCAA Soccer Calendar


NSCAA Calendar

The following is a list of upcoming tournaments and events hosted by NSCAA, our Member Clubs and partner events. For a full schedule, visit the Soccer Calendar. To find out how you can get your event listed on the NSCAA Soccer Calendar contact Chris Burt here.

GotSoccer Southeast Qualifier (U10 - U17 Boys and Girls) June 6-8, 2014 Jacksonville, Fla.. More Information
Classic at the Rock June 6-8, 2014 Campbell Fields Greenwood, Ind. More Information
2014 Puma Illinois College Showcase June 7-8, 2014 Aurora, Ill. More Information

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 Upcoming Courses

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 Upcoming NSCAATV Schedule

NSCAATV is the online media property of the NSCAA, designed to feature original programming, live streams and other content promoting the game of soccer. New videos are posted regularly at NSCAATV.com. For a full schedule of upcoming live events, visit the schedule page at www.nscaatv.com/schedule.

Wed 5/7 7 p.m. EST FC Kansas City at Western New York Flash NWSL
Wed 5/7 7 p.m. EST Chicago Red Stars at Sky Blue FC NWSL
Thu 5/7 10:30 p.m. EST Charlotte Eagles at Los Angeles Blues NSCAATV
Fri 5/9 7 p.m. EST Arizona United SC at Richmond Kickers NSCAATV
Fri 5/9 7 p.m. EST Orlando City SC at Pittsburgh Riverhounds NSCAATV

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ESPN's 'Inside: US Soccer's March to Brazil' premires May13
Awful Announcing
Set your DVRs, U.S. soccer fans — there's a new series coming that you're going to want to watch. ESPN's "Inside: U.S. Soccer's March to Brazil" is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 13. This series will offer viewers a never-before-seen perspective during the team's preparations for the World Cup this summer.
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14,628 boys and girls create biggest pick-up game on Earth
The Boca Raton Tribune
The first world record for the Biggest Pick-up Soccer Game on Earth was set on Saturday, May 3, as West Palm Beach kids joined 14,628 youth soccer players in nearly 140 communities across the U.S. to celebrate the American Youth Soccer Organization's landmark 50th Anniversary.
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A look at the Champions League playing styles with the NSCAA
NSCAA
Wonder what makes Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Barcelona the premier soccer clubs in the world? Find out starting Monday, May 12, and join the NSCAA for the "European Champions League Series."

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NSCAA to host mental skills panel at Summer Symposium
NSCAA
One of the biggest challenges in the modern game of soccer is understanding and honing the mental side of the game.

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Headgear for soccer on the horizon?
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The story was stark and ugly and perplexing. The question — very simple. And it involved those three dreaded letters today's athletes fear: C.T.E.

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United States, CONCACAF get green light to host 2016 Copa America
FOX Sports
An extra edition of the quadrennial Copa America will be held in the United States to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world's oldest international soccer tournament in 2016, the regional governing bodies CONCACAF and CONMEBOL announced. It will include CONMEBOL's 10 South American countries and six from CONCACAF's North and Central American and Caribbean region.
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