USSF Return to Play

It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to enjoy the game we all love, and I know you’ve all missed it as much as we have here at U.S. Soccer.

As soccer starts up again in your community, we realize coaches like you may have questions about how to return-to-play safely, and keep the health & wellness of yourself, your players and your soccer families a top priority. While it’s a new, and at times uncertain, environment, we are going to navigate this together through knowledge, information and shared responsibility. READ MORE

Why Do You Do It

Growing up in Elgin Illinois, I lived at the Elgin Sports Complex. I would hop on my bike and ride as fast as I could so I could to play a pickup game, watch a game, or do some training soccer myself. Soccer was and is my addiction! Fast forward to today and I wonder to myself what made me love the game as much as I do now? Where did it come from? Simple answer, my parents for signing me up in the first place. But no, it was way deeper than that. It was the energy that surrounded me which started from my coach. Coach Kari had this unique way of getting us fired up whether it was for games or practices. She created the atmosphere to fall in love with this beautiful game. READ MORE

Safety Protocol

All we want is for everything be back to “normal” for soccer. There is a light at the end of the tunnel but there are safety steps that we need to take to keep our athletes safe and families safe as well. This is my safety protocol for my high school girls’ soccer program training.

Before a player even reports to the field, parents must take the players temperature as well as other family members. A staff member is at the gate and players must verify that family members do not have a temperature. We, as a staff, then proceed to do a touchless temp check at the gate to double check if the player has a fever. If the player has a fever, they do not enter the field and go home. Staff have a note pad that the staff record the players name and their temperatures on. READ MORE

COVID-19. The New Normal.

COVID-19 is not going away from all we are seeing.  As cases of outbreaks and peaks continue to rise in many parts of the country, and we gain more knowledge about the virus, we all face a lot of uncertainty in our planning for the next three months at least.

MOTI Sports does not have all the answers.  We are all looking for the best and most reliable information right now.  One thing that MOTI has discovered is that the MOTI MOBILE free App is a readymade solution for young aspiring soccer players. READ MORE

2019-2020, A Learning Experience That We will Never Forget

The final week of the 2019-2020 school year has arrived, and it is far from what we have become accustomed to.  Last week I witnessed my first online graduation ceremony & took my family to a really fun parade to honor the students for one last time before they receive their diplomas.  The usual practice of attending parties is also quite different, with many parents electing to wait until July or others that have been very creative with the organization of a traditional party.  This is the situation that we find ourselves in, but I have to say that I am very proud of the senior class of 2020.  Not a single student that I have talked to is angry or negative about their final year in Rockford, Minnesota.  They have adjusted to a situation they have little control over, and have made the best of it. READ MORE

A Father’s Day to Remember for Soccer Loving Dads

Spend quality time with your kids this Father’s Day learning soccer moves and skills.  Use the FREE Foundation Soccer Skills available from MOTI Sports to help you teach soccer skills to your child while enjoying time with them.  Make this a Father’s Day to remember.    

·  Download the MOTI™ Mobile app Free from iTunes or Google Store

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·  Enter your email address and get on the Free Foundation Skills Team  READ MORE