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Washington Youth Soccer announces two new Special Topics Coaching Seminars

Sessions include Goalkeeping for U-10+ and Team Building Stay Connected Sign up for News Facebook: /WashingtonYouthSoccer Twitter: @WAYouthSoccer Instagram: /WAYouthSoccer TUKWILA, Wash. (April 9, 2014) – The Washington Youth Soccer Coaching Department has announced the next … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eagleclaw Academy brings Italian camp to Starfire this summer

SEATTLE, WA — Eagleclaw Football Academy is a partner with Italian Serie A club Chievo Verona. This summer at Starfire the local youth club and the Italian professional academy will host … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Mental Game: Use this checklist to raise your soccer ‘mentality’

goalWA.net is happy to continue our focus on topics of interest to players, coaches, parents and fans. We’ve featured stories on the physical aspects of Soccer Health. Now we are going to look past those … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Game: Brazil has balls (for World Cup 2014)

Rio de Janeiro – 4th December 2013 – adidas last night unveiled brazuca, the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ match ball, with a spectacular 3D light projection event held … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

THE MENTAL GAME: Every match is just a chance for feedback

goalWA.net is happy to continue our focus on topics of interest to players, coaches, parents and fans. We’ve featured stories on the physical aspects of Soccer Health. Now we are going to … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

OUR GAME: Increase your soccer speed in less than 21 days

by Gary Christopher / goalWA.net guest author Any soccer player who does these 6 exercises will increase their soccer fitness and their soccer speed in less than 21 days. It … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

OUR GAME: One color rises above the rest for success in soccer – Red

Want to be a winner in soccer? Apparently RED is the most-likely color to help you get there. Not red cards, either. We are talking about team colors and uniform … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

OUR GAME: You CAN teach speed in soccer

(See more “Our Game” entries here.) The old axiom goes, “you can’t teach speed.” Maybe that is true with raw physical talent, and in sports such as Track and Field. … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Match Sounders with their legs, win home jersey!

UPDATE: We have a WINNER! — A fan guessed all ten players correctly. So, the jersey has been won. However, we won’t reveal the winning answers for a bit, so … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

OUR GAME: The Pregnant Player

(See more “Our Game” entries here.) Special goalWA.net feature by Claire Bennett  At the end of January Seattle Reign’s Amy Rodriguez announced that she would miss the 2013 domestic season because she … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

OUR GAME: What to Eat on Match Days: Before, During, After

Special goalWA.net feature by Claire Bennett Maintaining a nutritious diet is important for good general health, but on days where you have a game or a heavy training session scheduled … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Radio interview: Bellingham owner talks about joining Evergreen Premier League

Bellingham United FC owner Jeff McIntyre was a guest on KPUG / Bellingham this week to talk about the Hammers’ transition from the PCSL to the EPLWA. Listen to the … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

2013 NWAACC Soccer Friendlies Tournament – August 27-28

The 2013 NWAACC soccer season kicks off with the third annual soccer friendlies at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA on August 27. Nearly every league team will be present … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Soccer Health: Stay hydrated during those hot summer tournaments

by Neil Chasan, PT, MMT / See other “Soccer Health” columns here. Sports Reaction Center www.srcpt.com Summers are usually camp and tournament time for youth soccer players. Often the heat, long hours and … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sleeveless in Seattle? FIFA cleared the fashion choice a decade ago

There was a bit of buzz earlier this week when AC Seattle of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) debuted their first ever jersey. The sleeveless look might be refreshing for … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Tacoma hosts Sounders on Sunday; Mom gets in free

TACOMA, WA — The Seattle Sounders FC Reserves will play at Cheney Stadium on Sunday May 12 against the Orlando City Lions and you can bring Mom along for free. … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

SeaWolves offer Daily Deal for home opener against Portland

  Click the graphic above to read more about the ticket deals for the North Sound SeaWolves’ home opener on May 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Edmonds-Woodway Stadium! Highlights … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

This week’s boys high school soccer scores in Washington

Here are the boys high school soccer scores in the state of Washington for the week up to and including Friday April 19, 2013. These scores are presented by ScoreCzar and … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Red and yellows as Redmond tops Roosevelt, takes over first in ScoreCzar rankings

REDMOND, WA — It was a wild night on April 9 as undefeated Redmond hosted Roosevelt in a KingCo 4A conference match. In the end the Mustangs improved to 9-0-0 … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

306soccer.com update: Lakewood tops South Whidbey

ARLINGTON, WA —Aaron Johnson is an assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer at Lakewood High School in Arlington. The school has a great soccer website at http://www.306soccer.com that keeps track of its … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Four state schools ranked in national high school Top 20

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has released its latest Spring Soccer polls and four Washington schools are in the Top 20. Skyview (Vancouver), Thomas Jefferson (Auburn), Snohomish … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

548 high school soccer programs in Washington, featuring nearly 20,000 players

The National Federation of State High Schools (NFHS) released its most recent set of participation numbers last August. The national report notes that nearly 7.7 million students were also athletes … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Soccer Health: Managing Concussions

by Neil Chasan, PT, MMT / See other “Soccer Health” columns here. Sports Reaction Center www.srcpt.com Management of Concussion in Soccer Soccer ranks among the top sports among youth sports in … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video Buzz: Bellingham United TV updated for 2013

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Bellingham United Football Club TV YouTube channel was kick-started over the weekend with a cluster of new clips for Hammers fans to enjoy. You can still … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Picture Perfect: Erik Smith shoots Central Valley thriller with Eastmont

WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Central Valley Bears invaded the Apple Bowl in Wenatchee on March 16 and when the final whistle blew the visitors had escaped with a 4:3 win. Robert … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bothell runs past Cascade in Saturday Showcase

by Kyler Parris BOTHELL, Wash. — The Bothell Cougars defeated the Cascade Bruins 4-0 today at Pop Keeney Stadium as part of the KingCo/ WesCo Showcase. The match was dominated … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Original Sounders: (Mike) England is Forever

by Doug Thiel / Catch up on earlier Original Sounders stories HERE. During the first few minutes of a match it’s common for players to test one another. True in … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

Rumble in the Rainforest April 27 in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES, Wash.— The “Rumble in the Rainforest” will be held April 27th at the Peninsula Community College soccer stadium as a benefit for the school’s soccer program. The day … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

Soccer Health: Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth and Adult Soccer

by Neil Chasan, PT, MMT / See other “Soccer Health” columns here. Sports Reaction Center http://www.srcpt.com Suffering an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury during a soccer practice or match is devastating to … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Indoor encore: Aviators, Skyhawks to play charity match Feb. 25

ARLINGTON, Wash. — The Arlington Aviators and Snohomish Skyhawks aren’t ready to call the indoor season over just yet. They’ve scheduled a charity match for 8:30 PM on Monday February … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yanet Candido named Wenatchee Valley women’s soccer coach

WENATCHEE, Wash.—(press release) Yanet Candido is the new Wenatchee Valley College women’s soccer coach. Candido replaces Lori Van Lith. Candido is a WVC alumna and played for the Knights women’s … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

AC Seattle officially announces head coach, team manager

SEATTLE, Wash.— AC Seattle, the new WPSL soccer club that will play beginning this spring, has posted two press releases officially announcing their hires for head coach and team manager. … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

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