.

Soccer »

Features

state
August 19, 2020

Where Each State Stands with Fall Sports

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has kept an updated tracker of where all 50 states stand in their efforts to resume fall sports safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on how hard their region has been hit, so...


referees
August 17, 2020

PIAA Concerned about Referees amid COVID-19

The expectations of referees — at any level — are demanding. Coaches, players, and spectators alike expect perfection and an outcome that puts their preferred team on top. Constant scrutiny, ridicule, and low pay are just some of the reasons w...


fall sports
July 31, 2020

Fall Sports Updates for MHSAA, IHSA

Two state high school athletic organizations have announced decisions in its efforts to restart athletic activities safely — including moving the fall sports schedule to the springtime. On July 29, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) rel...


organizations
July 22, 2020

State Organizations Announce Start Dates for Fall Sports

A few state high school athletic organizations have announced tentative start dates for the fall sports season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the Florida High School Athletic Association ...


April 17, 2020

Choosing turf: how one school district implemented a superior product

{Sponsored} Ten years ago, the Hamburg Area School District in Pennsylvania renovated the stadium that contained their football field as well as the track. At the time, the field was grass, and it was subject to all of the issues that can result from...


soccer field
November 13, 2019

High school soccer players handed 1-year ban for shoving ref

Two Massachusetts high school soccer players have been hit with a one-year suspension after shoving a referee last week at the conclusion of their match. Martha’s Vineyard and Norwell high schools were facing off in a first-round playoff match. ...


February 13, 2019

Reducing Time, Money and Stress for Turnkey Athletic Construction Projects

{Sponsored} When the Mexico Academy & Central School District (MACS) in northern New York launched the initiative to construct a new athletic stadium, they knew they’d face some unique hurdles. The timeline of this project was critical, espe...


October 3, 2018

Judge denies parent’s request to put son on JV soccer team

A federal judge has denied a Missouri parent's request to place her son on the high school junior varsity soccer team after he was cut from the varsity squad. U.S. District Judge John Ross issued his ruling Monday, concluding that it was too late ...


covid-19
July 13, 2018

5 strategies for small schools to succeed against bigger programs

In 2015, a statewide reclassification in Georgia forced us to either compete in class A or to make the leap to AAA. With an upper school enrollment of nearly 450 students, we would compete against schools with nearly 1,100 kids. For many reasons, in...


mother
July 12, 2018

Study: Soccer headers may be linked to balance problems

Soccer players who head the ball more often may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's Spo...