WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast
Tips & Advice For Grassroots Soccer Coaches

Tips & Advice For Grassroots Soccer Coaches

January 21, 2021

Need tips and advice as a brand new grassroots soccer coach? Hear the thoughts of Ian Barker, Director of Coaching Education from United Soccer Coaches.

State Of The Union Of Youth Soccer - Skip Gilbert, CEO US Youth Soccer

State Of The Union Of Youth Soccer - Skip Gilbert, CEO US Youth Soccer

January 13, 2021

WVSA is excited to welcome US Youth Soccer CEO Skip Gilbert on this episode of WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast. Skip will give a "state of the union" of youth soccer and the changes coming to US Youth Soccer programs. Don't miss our conversation with Skip.

How Soccer Players Can Get Back On Track Nutritionally After The Holidays

How Soccer Players Can Get Back On Track Nutritionally After The Holidays

January 6, 2021

What can youth soccer players do to get back on track nutritionally after the holidays? Find out some tips and advice from Stephanie May, Registered Dietitian and owner on SM Nutrition. 

The US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Program & How To Start A Program In Your Area

The US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Program & How To Start A Program In Your Area

December 17, 2020

The WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast welcomes Dave Robinson, Chairman of US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Program on the latest episode. We talk everything about the program and how clubs can start one in their area as we celebrate US Disability Soccer Month. 

US Disability Soccer Month

US Disability Soccer Month

December 9, 2020

Did you know that December is US Disability Soccer Month? We speak with Stuart Sharp, US Soccer ENT Technical & Grassroots Director and head coach of the US Soccer Paralympic National Team about disability soccer in the United States. 

Advice For Youth Soccer Referees On Managing Adults Within The Game

Advice For Youth Soccer Referees On Managing Adults Within The Game

December 2, 2020

Youth soccer referees must manage many adult components within the game from coaches to parents/spectators. What can they do to better deal with that dynamic? find out from Dr. Ashley Coker Cranney from Whole Brain Solutions in Morgantown. 

All About MLS Academy Programs & What I Takes To Be A Part Of One

All About MLS Academy Programs & What I Takes To Be A Part Of One

November 25, 2020

Do you have dreams of being a part of an MLS academy program? What are they all about? Find out with Larry Sunderland, Director of Player Development at FC Cincinnati. 

Benefits Of Being A Part Of The WVSA Olympic Development Program

Benefits Of Being A Part Of The WVSA Olympic Development Program

November 18, 2020

Why should soccer players in West Virginia be a part of the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program? Find out the benefits from Ryan Dicce, US Youth Soccer ODP East Region Administrator. 

Field Maintenance Tips & Advice For Soccer Clubs

Field Maintenance Tips & Advice For Soccer Clubs

November 12, 2020

What should soccer clubs across the state being doing to prepare their fields/facilities for the winter season? Find out the advice of Mitch Litz, Director of Grounds & Environmental Management at the Maryland SoccerPlex. 

Nutritional Side Of An Eating Disorder: Your Relationship With Food

Nutritional Side Of An Eating Disorder: Your Relationship With Food

October 29, 2020

What is your relationship with the food you eat as a youth soccer player? Can that relationship lead to an eating disorder? Find out the thoughts of Jaimee Cooper, Registered Dietitian.

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