A youth soccer game at Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, N.J., was called off Sunday night after a helicopter touched down in the middle of the pitch and stayed there. This was no emergency landing, however: the vehicle was there to pick up Josh Harris, billionaire owner of the New Jersey Devils and…
The United States Soccer Federation has taken a major step in an attempt to reduce concussions among youth soccer players, adopting a policy that bans players under 11 from heading the ball and reducing headers in practice for 11 to 13 year olds, the New York Times reports. The new rules—which also include changes to…
This, uh, doesn’t seem like the best way to motive your U17 charges?
If you're shouting racist abuse at nine-year-olds, you are truly one of the worst human beings in the world.
As more proof that there's nothing Russians don't think would be improved by spontaneous kickboxing bouts, here's a video of two youth soccer teams fucking each other up after only the slightest provocation.
This weekend, CBC radio program This Is That broadcast a report on a Canadian youth soccer association that removed the ball from games to promote better sportsmanship. It was filled with delightful quotes like this one:
There's not very much detail about this display of unfettered youth-gone-wild spirit. J.J. was getting cheered because he had the ball until, of course, a young Billy Zabka acolyte parted J.J. from ball via solid punch to the nose.
If George Patton had coached a girls soccer team, he probably would have run things this way; only without so many references to red meat. Meet Michael Kinahan, ex-coach of the Scituate, Mass. Green Death.