This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.

  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit |  Buyer's Guide:     

Home   Education   Convention   Membership    Rankings    Job Listings   Contact Us   Blog

Action Youth's European Soccer Tours

Serving North America’s youth teams since 1977! Take your team to Europe, experience exciting Tournaments and top pro games! Click here for more details and contact us for Early Bird offers!

Can You Kick the Pan?

High Visibility Soccer Targets
•Ringing bells keep players motivated
•Improve shooting accuracy & confidence
•Adjustable for small goals
•Quick Setup & take down
•Made in USA


Off the Pitch is the weekly newsletter of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. It is distributed every Wednesday. The content is primarily a collection of NSCAA news and news articles from around the country that focuses on recognizing coaches and teams and their activities "off the pitch." Please send any feedback on what you would like to see in future editions to NSCAA Marketing Director, Chris Burt, at

 Top Stories

Why Olympic men's soccer matters
ESPN    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Who cares about the Olympic soccer tournament? This has been a common question raised across Great Britain, with the indifference tested further by David Beckham's surprise omission from Stuart Pearce's 18-man squad. More


FOX Soccer unveils NSCAA College Game of the Week schedule
NSCAA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
FOX Soccer today announced its broadcast schedule for the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Game of the Week, a weekly showcase of the country's foremost men's and women's college soccer programs. Beginning with a preseason match between Indiana University and Mexico's Chivas de Guadalajara U-23 team on Aug. 18, FOX soccer is set to televise 21 matches through Nov. 9. More

Building to Game Time: An analysis of MLS's 2008 Columbus v. Kansas City
NSCAA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the 2012 Major League Soccer All-Star game a little more than a week away, this week's Resource Library feature focuses on how the pros use different coaching tactics and methods to prepare the nation's best players against international opponents. More


Quick Feet Trainer: play on your own, in a group, cooperatively or competitively. Up to six players can use Quick Feet Trainer at any one time with professionally proven drills that hone and develop skills fast. Indoors or outdoors. With the easy-to-assemble Quick Feet Trainer you can train anywhere, anytime.

Elite Tournaments brings new element to the NSCAA College Showcase Series
NSCAA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Elite Tournaments is thrilled to announce the addition of T4 Soccer to the already established NSCAA College Showcase Series. The three-year partnership between Elite Tournaments and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) was designed to stage 12 annual elite showcase events across the country. More

espor is the coaches' choice

Since 2004 has offered comprehensive and easy-to-use video editing software for soccer. Our services have expanded and today we offer the ultimate time saver, espor coding service. Who says you can't buy time? Let us code your games and get back to coaching. Click to learn more.
New, patented, innovative
team shelter

Protect your team from the weather. Easy to carry and easy to set up. Comes with carry bag, spikes, and weight bags. Customizable. 55 square feet of space. Buy now and be the first in your area to own a Sport Shelter!
Tournament Manager
e7sports is the leader for sports tournament management and communication services with the very latest "state-of-the-art" online tournament service available. We've been copied and mimicked by several other companies, but never duplicated.

 NSCAA Job Board

Full time Administrative Director, Santa Barbara Soccer Club
NSCAA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The NSCAA Career Center will be revamped this week to better serve those seeking positions, as well as make it easier for those with openings. The NSCAA Career Center is the premier electronic recruitment resource for soccer coaches. Employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool with relevant coaching experience to fulfill specific staffing needs. More than 30,000 NSCAA members and thousands of non-member coaches are regular visitors to the NSCAA website and undoubtedly will take advantage of the NSCAA Career Center as they move up the career ladder in their chosen profession.

Santa Barbara Soccer Club is looking for an organized and motivated individual to over see club-wide administration. The Administrative Director will work to assist both the Executive Director and DOC in their duties. Duties will include all registration procedures with leagues, tournaments and governing bodies, accounting and administration of scholarship procedure. A soccer background and the ability to coach a team are preferred.

 US Club Soccer News

National Cup XI Regionals conclude in Midwest and Mid-Atlantic
US Club Soccer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After kicking off more than six weeks earlier, Regional play at the National Cup XI drew to a close as a total of 39 champions were crowned June 29-July 1 at the Midwest Regional and July 6-9 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional. Advancing teams from all six National Cup XI Regionals will now turn their attention to the National Cup XI Finals, to be held July 27-30 at Waukegan Sports Park in Waukegan, Ill. Regional-winning teams in the U-13 through U-17 age groups advance to the Finals, where national championships will be awarded. More

Hot New European Training Devices

Erratic roll & bounce of Corpus Training Devices accentuates demands
on player's reaction time, coordination and concentration. Include our devices in your drills for results.
AstroTurf® is the only synthetic turf brand with true vertical asset integration, ensuring that every inch of product meets and exceeds the highest standards of performance. MORE

Buyers Guide for Soccer Coaches customer satisfaction survey
Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on this important sourcing tool and how we can better serve YOUR NEEDS. Your individual responses will remain completely confidential. You can easily access the survey by clicking here.

 In the News

Does San Diego need a soccer stadium?
SoccerNation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Soccer has fascinated fans and newcomers to the sport alike with recent nail biting games, like Manchester City winning their first English Premier League title in 44 years over Manchester United which was watched by millions of Americans. While most of us watched this game on television or the Internet, going to see soccer live provides the full experience of attending a sporting event and creates great memories. More

More year-round sports leads to physical injuries
WNEM-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the past decade there has been a 400 percent increase in ACL tears. Girls and women are two to eight times more likely to suffer an ACL injury. The question is why. Dr. Danielle Duncan says there's no one answer. "It's a combination of hormonal differences, body morphology differences, muscular development differences and also, to some extent, neuromuscular training," said Duncan. More

Challenges aplenty for Russia's new soccer coach
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The imminent arrival in Moscow of Fabio Capello heralds yet another fresh start to make Russia a modern soccer power. Don Fabio, the Italian, jumped to the front of a line of 13 prospective coaches named by the Russian Football Union to manage its national team. He would be the 11th man appointed to the task since the breakup of the Soviet Union. More

Full MLS All-Star roster announced
The Associated Press via ESPN    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ramiro Corrales, the only active player in Major League Soccer who was there when the league started in 1996, is on the All-Star roster. The San Jose Earthquakes defender was chosen by commissioner Don Garber to the 18-man roster, joining 11 players voted to the squad by fans, and Garber's other pick, Philadelphia Union defender Carlos Valdes. More

Positive soccer coaching: Unique ways to fill the emotional tank
Yahoo! Sports    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Professional athletes already know how to keep their emotions in check. But young soccer players do not. That's why it is so important to keep their emotions up. The Positive Coaching Alliance calls this filling the emotional tank. If you fill players' emotional tanks, you will get the best performances out of them. More

Kickback report was no surprise to world of soccer
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whatever is the opposite of the Beautiful Game is represented by FIFA, and by extension the International Olympic Committee. After years of denials, threats and legal prevarication, the Swiss Federal Tribunal named two of soccer's highest ranking officials as guilty of accepting millions of dollars during the 1990s from the now-defunct marketing agency, International Sport and Leisure. More

US academy vs. high school: Tough choice for elite players
St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Brian Hail, the 2011 Post-Dispatch All-Metro soccer player of the year, won't play soccer for his high school as a senior this fall. Instead, he will compete in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program with St. Louis Scott Gallagher. More

Head injuries and the everyday athlete
The New York Times (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Much has been studied and reported, particularly in The New York Times, about the short-term effects of concussions on young athletes, as well as the potential longer-term outcomes for professional athletes who engage in high-level contact sports like football and ice hockey for many years, putting themselves at risk for multiple concussions and the lesser but still consequential subconcussive injuries. More

Games organizers withdraw 500,000 soccer tickets
Reuters via Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Half a million tickets for Olympic soccer matches have been withdrawn and stadium capacities reduced due to a lack of take-up, Games organizers said. Organizers will reduce capacities across venues by closing tiers of stadiums or whole sections of a ground. Even after the reduction, 250,000 soccer tickets are still available with a further 200,000 set to be put up for sale before the Games begin on July 27. More
Off the Pitch
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Tammy Gibson, Content Editor, 469.420.2677   
Contribute news

This edition of Off the Pitch was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
July 18, 2012
July 11, 2012
July 3, 2012
June 27, 2012

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063