FUEL Soccer Magazine from the US Youth Soccer Association.
Soccer Pocket Guide
Never be confused by a referee call again. A quick in-game pocket-guide for soccer families from US Youth Soccer. Includes player position descriptions, glossary of commonly used soccer terms, parent quick tips, and more. To view or download the pdf, click here.
Based on national standards, for Virginia Youth Soccer standards please click here.
Heads Up! Concussion in Youth Sports
A concussion is a brain injury. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. You can’t see a concussion. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms yourself, seek medical attention right away.
Concussions affect both boys and girls; while girls have a higher documented rate of concussion at 36 per 100,000. Most soccer related concussions are caused by hard falls to the ground, collisions with other players, or even when attempting to head the ball but rather making contact with the opposing player.
US Youth Soccer and the CDC have teamed up to help keep young athletes safe from concussion. They have developed Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports, a training and education program for parents and coaches.
View and download the fact sheet here.