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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

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Deadline approaching to apply for the NSCAA's 30 Under 30 program
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 starting Thursday, May 1 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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EXOS and Advanced Sports Technology courses added to Summer Symposium offerings
This July and August, coaches from all over the country will gather in Orlando, Florida to participate in educational and networking experiences at the 2014 Summer Symposium. The NSCAA added two new educational courses to the schedule for attendees to take advantage of: EXOS and AST.
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  Line Racer- The Aerosol Alternative
A compact battery powered unit that has all the convenience of the aerosol can type machine whilst combining big sprayer performance. A sealed 1 gallon jug of paint that plugs cleanly into the machine and allows you to paint a complete soccer field with the flick of a switch.

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NSCAA joins with LSA to bring coaching education to Louisiana
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America is again increasing its educational outreach through a partnership with the Louisiana Soccer Association. "The NSCAA is happy to partner with Louisiana Soccer Association. Through this partnership, our combined membership will benefit from both local coaching education opportunities and an array of other coaching resources between the two organizations," Ian Barker, NSCAA Director of Coaching Education, said.
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  Coaches earn extra money

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What you need to know about the residential courses at Curry College
The NSCAA announced its summer residential course schedule and throughout the summer, will highlight select advanced courses taking place around the country. Here's what candidates need to know about the National and Advanced National courses at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts.
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 US Youth Soccer News

Teach youth athletes good sportsmanship
US Youth Soccer
There's nothing like the elated feeling your children get after winning a game they've practiced for day and night. But that good feeling can quickly dissipate when faced with bad sportsmanship. Youth sports are a great opportunity for kids to build self-esteem and learn the essentials of playing a game. But it's also an opportunity for parents and coaches to teach the importance of good sportsmanship. While parents cheer for their kids on the sidelines, it's also imperative for them to be positive role models and strong examples of what it means to be a good sport.
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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.

Columbia Invitational (U9 - U19 Boys and Girls) May 24-26, 2014 Columbia, Md. More Information
John Smith Soccer Academy Memorial Day Tournament May 24-26, 2014 Devens, Mass. More Information
2014 Puget Sound Premier League Coaching Summit May 30-June 1, 2014 Starfire Sports Seattle, Wash. More Information
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 For a full schedule of upcoming live events, visit the schedule page at

Wed 5/14 8 p.m. EDT Portland Thorns at Houston Dash NWSL
Wed 5/14 10 p.m. EDT FC Kansas City at Seattle Reign FC NWSL
Thu 5/15 7 p.m. EDT Chicago Red Stars at Boston Breakers NWSL
Fri 5/16 8 p.m. EDT Richmond Kickers at OKC Energy FC NSCAATV
Sat 5/17 2 p.m. EDT Dayton Dutch Lions at Harrisburg City Islanders NSCAATV

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Schwartz: A must-read for soccer parents, coaches and players
It's a tool that will become a must-have for soccer parents, coaches and players. One of the leading experts in soccer injuries has written a book that is designed to provide common-sense tips on how to prevent injuries, how to stay on the field and when to return to the field after suffering an injury.
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Jurgen Klinsmann reveals preliminary 30-man U.S. World Cup roster
NY Daily News
Jurgen Klinsmann dropped veteran Eddie Johnson from the U.S. World Cup team, even before the start of training camp. In naming his provisional 30-man roster recently, Klinsmann said he made the "unpleasant" decision in part because Landon Donovan will be competing for a spot at forward, leaving even fewer opportunities up front. The U.S. coach will have to trim his final roster to 23 by June 2, and said he considered this decision one of his toughest choices.

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ESPN's 'Inside: US Soccer's March to Brazil' premieres 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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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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Goodbye, Gene: Legendary coach Chyzowych passes away at 78
Sports Vue Interactive
Long-time soccer coach Gene Chyzowych passed away on Saturday night. He was 78. Chyzowych, the brother of the late U.S. national coach Walter Chyzowych, died after a long illness with his family at his side. He forged a reputation as a highly successful boys high school soccer coach and girls high school volleyball coach.
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NPL's New England Premier League welcomes girls division
US Club Soccer
The New England Premier League, part of US Club Soccer's National Premier Leagues platform, is welcoming a girls division into its competitive landscape beginning with the fall 2014 season. The girls division will be comprised of seven clubs from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The additions provide geographically friendly schedules for the U-13 through U-18 age divisions with teams playing each other home and away. At the conclusion of the inaugural season, the team with the best record in each respective age group advances to the 2015 NPL Finals.
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Looking to share your expertise?
In an effort to enhance the overall content of Off the Pitch, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NSCAA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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