A Recreational/Most Travel Soccer Manifesto (updated)

A couple of years ago, I wrote a Recreational Soccer Manifesto for SoccerWire. At the time, I was focused more on the younger age groups, having just written Single-Digit Soccer, and I was pushing the idea of having no full-time travel soccer (just All-Star tournaments and other interclub matchups) for kids under age 12. But I did… Read More

What I learned reading tons of USSF minutes and transcripts, Part 1 (1998-2009) …

For all the fuss, sometimes justified, over U.S. Soccer Federation transparency, the fed’s site has a treasure trove of information online. That includes: Board of Directors’ minutes going back to November 1999 Annual General Meeting (all states, all affiliates, etc.) transcripts going back to 2000 The ever-popular Bylaws and Policies, which hold the answers to… Read More