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Presidents Cup This Weekend
The Presidents Cup will be played this weekend for the U12-U14 age groups.  The winners advance to the Region I Presidents Cup Memorial Day.  Registration is open for the U15-U17 age groups; they will compete early next spring.

Klingenberg And USWMNT Claim CONCACAF Title
Former ODP standout Meghan Klingenberg and her US Women's National Team teammates defeated Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Final to grab the FIFA region championship and head to the Women's World Cup as the #1 team from CONCACAF.  The Gibsonia native hit a laser-beam 25-yard goal to score the US Women's third goal in a 6-0 rout of Haiti to cliam their group and advance to the semi-finals. 

2015 Open Tournament Dates Announced

The dates for the 2015 PA West Soccer Open Tournament have been released.  The annual gathering in Edinboro for our travel teams will also offer divisions for teams from other US Youth Soccer affiliates and tournament teams.

Nominations Being Accepted/Special Meeting/Election
PA West Soccer will hold a Special Meeting to elect a President to fulfill the current term.  The meeting will be held on January 11, 2015.  Individuals interested in running for the office many submit nomination materials.

College Soccer Season Winding Down
There's still time to catch great soccer at the local colleges and universities including some top ranked sides.  In DI, Penn State's ladies continue to move up the rankings and are now #6 while the PSU men drop to #18.  In DII...Mercyhurst's men are moving up; they're #8. CMU's Lady Tartans hold at #4 on the DIII list.  

US Youth Soccer/NSCAA Workshop-Time To Register
The 2015 US Youth Soccer Workshop and NSCAA Coaches Convention is set for January 14-18 in Philadelphia.  Register before December 15 to receive an early-bird discount; there is also group discounts for clubs registering six or more attendees.

Spatial Awareness Coaching Guide Available
US Youth Soccer has introduced a Spatial Awareness Coaching Guide to accompany the previously release Player Development Model.  This new addition to the coaching resources provides age appropriate training to help players understand and use space on the field of play.

Youth Coaching Licenses
PA West Soccer is now offering the Youth Coaching Modules with an online option.  Coaches can now take the U6-U8 or U10-U12 modules' classroom portions online and then complete the on-field segment at a location of their choice.  The online option will allow coaches to complete the courses at their own pace. The courses will be required for U6 and U10 coaches beginning in September 2015.


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