Washington Youth Soccer announces two new Special Topics Coaching Seminars
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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 two sessions in a series of Special Topics Coaching Seminars geared toward helping all levels of coaching within Washington Youth Soccer.  The topics for the … Continue reading

Eagleclaw Academy brings Italian camp to Starfire this summer
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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 a camp at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. See the flyer below for more information. Visit http://chievo-northamericanacademy.com/Camp_FAQs.html for details on the camp experience. From the Eagleclaw … Continue reading

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

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 brave diving headers and concentrate on the noggins of athletes. What makes a winner? How is what you think actually what you DO? Mike Margolies  continues to … Continue reading

OUR GAME: Increase your soccer speed in less than 21 days
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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 is a great pre-season soccer conditioning and soccer speed program. This soccer conditioning program will make any soccer player fast and fit very quickly. Because … Continue reading

OUR GAME: The Pregnant Player
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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 was expecting her first child with her husband, Adam. (A son, Ryan John Schilling, was born August 6, 2013 weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces.) Soon after it … Continue reading

Radio interview: Bellingham owner talks about joining Evergreen Premier League
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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 interview below! (audio level was set by original source) goalWA.net Local Soccer News is sponsored by Pro Roofing Northwest, Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, Redmond, Woodinville, Federal Way, Everett, … Continue reading

Soccer Health: Stay hydrated during those hot summer tournaments
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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 wind contribute to dehydration even without playing. Add soccer the mix, and a player can suffer dehydration very easily. The main reason this is an … Continue reading

Sleeveless in Seattle? FIFA cleared the fashion choice a decade ago
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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 the players, but our soccer community wondered, are they following the rules? goalWA.net got several emails after our story ran, and over the course of … Continue reading

SeaWolves offer Daily Deal for home opener against Portland
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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 High quality semi-pro soccer right here in Snohomish County! You don’t have to travel all the way to Seattle to see the world’s most popular … Continue reading

Red and yellows as Redmond tops Roosevelt, takes over first in ScoreCzar rankings
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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 (4-0-0 in KingCo) with a 2:1 win over the Rough Riders. Redmond now tops the most-recently updated ScoreCzar 4A soccer rankings. Roosevelt slips to 4-4-2 … Continue reading

Four state schools ranked in national high school Top 20
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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 and Federal Way are a combined 20-0-0. In Region V rankings nine of the ten schools are from Washington. NATIONAL RANKING – TEAM – W-L-T … Continue reading

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

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 at their high schools. Nationally soccer moved ahead of softball into the number four spot for girls with almost 371,000 players. Nationally soccer was also … Continue reading

Soccer Health: Managing Concussions
Soccer Health

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 the number of recognized concussions each year. In 2010, more high school soccer players suffered concussion than basketball, baseball, wrestling, and softball combined, according to … Continue reading

Video Buzz: Bellingham United TV updated for 2013
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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 relive the 2012 debut of the Hammers online here. BUFC TV goes forward focusing on the 2013 club with new interviews and fan features. See a … Continue reading

Picture Perfect: Erik Smith shoots Central Valley thriller with Eastmont
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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 Kissinger-Smith (#12) scored the winning goal within seconds of the end of regulation time. Erik Smith shot photos of the thriller. Visit Erik’s Photography Facebook … Continue reading