EPA Plans Expanded Review of Artificial Turf

The EPA has determined that a more conclusive study is needed of the possible dangers of the rubberized material used in artificial turf. The goal is to answer several key questions: * Fill important data and knowledge gaps * Characterize constituents of recycled tire crumb * Identify ways in which people may be exposed to […]

Mike O’Mara’s Soccer Dreams Coming True

At a St Louis County press conference this morning,  Councilman Mike O’Mara (McCluer North ’78), wearing his St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame jacket, introduced with County Executive Steve Stenger a 13 field complex that will be located adjacent to the SLSG Creve Coeur complex. Here’s the Post-Dispatch story this morning that broke the story. […]

Ado Jahić Called in by Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Congratulations to Abdulah “Ado” Jahić of SLSG Academy and Mehlville, who has been called in for a three day camp in Zenica to train with the Bosnia & Herzegovina national team coaching staff. It is a special camp targeted to players of the diaspora (the dispersion of any people from their original homeland). It is […]

US Youth Soccer Offers Calendar Year Registration Update

At the recent Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Annual General meeting (AGM), the featured speaker was Chris Moore, CEO of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA). His talk covered a number of topics of interest to the assembled Club Administrators but the topic that drew the greatest interest was the Calendar Year Registration rules […]

US Soccer Academy Program for Girls – 10 Month Season?

It appears that US Soccer is about to announce an “Academy Development model” for Girls that will generally follow the Boys program that is in place. SoccerWire updated their report from late December noting the following: That suggests a professionally-oriented environment, 10-month season and top-down infrastructure interwoven with the leadership of the U.S. youth national […]

Registration Open For 2016 Presidents Cup

The 2016 Spring Missouri Presidents Cup will be held May 20-22, 2016 at the Lake Country Soccer Complex in Springfield, MO. This event will be for the U12 – U14 girls and the U12 – U17 boys age groups. Presidents Cup Rules have been posted on the website. Missouri Youth Soccer Association will not be […]

Registration Now Open for MYSA State Cup Soccer 2016

Put down your coffee mug and break out the calendar folks. It’s time to add the Missouri State Cup to your tournament plans! The 2016 Summer Missouri State Cup will be held June 4-6 (pool play, Saturday through Monday) and June 11-12th (semis/finals), 2016 in St. Louis, MO. The entire event shall be played on […]

Three St. Louis Teams Crowned as Midwest Futsal Champions

The 7th Annual United States Youth Futsal Midwest Regional Futsal Championship was held this past weekend in St. Louis and several area teams were crowned Regional Champions. U13 Boys was won by STL FC while Missouri Rush Segundo won at U15 Boys and Lou Fusz Elam at U15 Girls. I’ve got summaries and related video […]

Midwest Regional Futsal Championship Opens

The 7th Annual United States Youth Futsal Midwest Regional Futsal Championship opened Friday evening and will reach the semifinal stage today at three locations in St. Louis today. The objective is to obtain a spot in the National Futsal Tournament that will be held near Kansas City the weekend of February 12-15, 2016. Visit my […]

Josh Sargent Joins U17 MNT Residency Program

As reported here in November, Josh Sargent (St Dominic/SLSG) has moved to Bradenton, FL to begin his participation in the U17 MNT Residency Program. The formal announcement was made today by US Soccer. Josh follows in the footsteps of AJ Palazzolo (Spring 2014) and Logan Panchot (2013-2015). U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John […]