Parent Education

Changes coming to youth soccer in 2016.

August 24, 2015 US Youth Soccer

FRISCO, Texas — Next year, the world of youth soccer will continue its evolution as all members of U.S. Soccer will begin to transition on two key factors to encourage further youth development. The first change will be the nationwide adoption of Small-Sided Games and the second will be a shift from school-year to calendar year for the age grouping of teams.

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The U.S. Soccer Federation is recommending a ban on headers for players 10 and under…

November 10, 2015

The U.S. Soccer Federation is recommending a ban on headers for players 10 and under, limits for players between 11 and 13 and having medical professionals rather than coaches make decisions on whether players suspected of concussions can remain in games. Click here to read more.

Update: November 10, 2015

SLYSA will wait further guidance from US Soccer on how this will be implemented.

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