Thursday, December 22, 2011

United Soccer Academy to present at NJ Youth Soccer Expo January 2012

Please come and visit United Soccer Academy at the New Jersey youth soccer workshop on January 7th in Edison, NJ. Martin Punt of USA will be one of this year's featured clinicians presenting how USA's innovative FootworX program improves the technical ability of every player through simple tests during warm-up.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

USA's Top 5 Olympic Sports

Contributed by Han Palframan.
Regional Director, USA Sport Group.

The highly anticipated Olympics in London are starting in the summer of 2012 and this always draws in billions of viewers from all around the globe. With people choosing which sports to watch, it raises the question of what Olympic sports are the biggest and most popular in America? These are my top five, let's see if you agree!

#5: Volleyball
Through college and university, volleyball has an ever growing following in our hot summer climate. With the women’s game being heavily sponsored throughout the USA, 300 schools sponsoring the game at varsity level, increasing resources are being utilized in the league format. This has resulted in it developing into one of the most hotly viewed Olympic sports.

#4: Track
From the 100m, 100m hurdles and 200m, to the 400m and 400m hurdles, the sprint events are by far the biggest around the world. In America, Michael Johnson is the only athlete in history to win the 200 and 400m at the same games!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Top 10: NBA Basketball Players

Contributed by Emma Booth.
Regional Director, USA Sport Group.

With the NBA finally getting underway this month, basketball is now at the forefront of everyone’s minds. The NBA has given us some of the greatest household names that have become known around the world. But who would you say was the greatest basketball player of all time? Here’s my list, let’s see if you agree!

#10: Patrick Ewing
Jamaican born Patrick Ewing was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. He played most of his career with the New York Knicks, and his number 33 was retired by the Knicks in 2003.

#9: Oscar Robertson
Oscar Robertson, or ‘The Big O’, played with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks in the ‘60s and ‘70s. He was a twelve-time All-Star player, and eleven-time member of the All-NBA Team.

Teach Like that Famous Greek Guy

This is a great article that any budding coach should read!

Teach Like that Famous Greek Guy