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soccer

coach
October 22, 2020

Soccer Coach Faces Child Sex Charge

An Ohio soccer coach and teacher at West Branch (OH) High School has been indicted on charges of sexual contact with a child, according to a report from the Salem News. Matthew Thomas, 50, was indicted on two counts of gross sexual imposition — ...


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...


March 13, 2020

U.S. Soccer Development Academy suspends operations through April

[caption id="attachment_28844" align="alignright" width="231"] Photo: Jakob Williams / Twenty20[/caption] As sports organizations continue to suspend or cancel activities due to the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the U.S. Soccer Develop...


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. ...


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...


fall sports
February 15, 2018

NFHS changes rules on home/away soccer uniforms

From the NFHS Beginning next season, visiting high school soccer teams will be required to wear solid white jerseys while the home team will wear dark colors. [caption id="attachment_14540" align="alignright" width="255"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/...


November 30, 2017

California youth soccer referee quits over parents

A referee for a California youth soccer league is calling it quits after more than a decade on the field. And he's leaving because of the parents. Avery Krut notified the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) earlier this month that he is ste...


July 6, 2017

S.C. youth soccer league creates rule to quiet parents

A South Carolina youth soccer organization is taking a unique approach to silence the boisterous parents who regularly harass referees. The South Carolina Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA) recently dispatched a memo to parents, saying that during "...