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PA West Soccer NPSL Tryouts - Register Now!
PA West Soccer NPSL announces tryouts for the 2014 squad. Tryouts will be Saturday, December 21 from 7:00-10:00 AM at the Island Sports Complex on Neville Island. There is a non-refundable 50.00 fee to tryout; includes shirt.
To register please complete the online application: Click Here
Registration day of tryouts is $75.00.
Location: Island Sports Center
7600 Grand Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15225
The tryout/registration fee is the only cost for the players.
Tryouts are open to any adult male player. Players younger than 18 should contact PA West Soccer NPSL Technical Director Paul Halford to determine eligibility; youth players must have parental consent and approval of the PA West Soccer VP-Youth to participate in adult soccer activities.
NPSL is a national league in the fourth division of the USSF playing pyramid. PA West Soccer NPSL will play in the Great Lakes Conference competing against Buffalo FC, Cincinnati Saints, AFC Cleveland, Erie Admirals, Detroit City, Sparta FC (Michigan), Lansing United.
Players are registered with US Adult Soccer Association.
PA West Soccer Presidents Cup ResultsThe U12-U14 age groups completed play in the Presidents Cup this past Saturday and Sunday. Winning teams will advance to the Region I Presidents Cup to be played on Memorial Day Weekend next spring.
HS Season Concludes
The PIAA finals have been decided. Congratulations to the Greensburg CC Girls and Sewickley Academy Boys, both Class A State champs, the Class AA Girls champ Central Valley, and Upper St. Clair boys team repeats as the Class AAA title holder.
PA West Soccer To Field NPSL Side
PA West Soccer and the National Premier Soccer League have announced an expansion team for the Pittsburgh market. The NPSL team will play in the Great Lakes Conference of the Midwest Region. Play will begin in May 2014.
It's Your Team - Name It!
PA West Soccer is proud to announce we will have a team playing in the National Premier Soccer League beginning in May 2014. However, we have a problem...the team needs a name. As a member of PA West Soccer you own a piece of the team and we're asking you to help name it! We're asking for suggestions and the top three will be voted on by the soccer community.
O-30 Champs Crowned
The West Penn Adult Soccer Association wrapped its season with First and Second Division finals. Cranberry FC claimed the First Division crown with a 3-2 win over Iceoplex FC. In the Second Division tilt, Arsenal Gunners FC defeated FC Nikola Tesla 3-1.
PA West Soccer Announces Picture Project
To submit a photo or photos email them to Tim McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Sports Organizations Launch Sports Concussion Partnership
A number of the nation’s most prominent youth sports organizations, including US Youth Soccer announced they will be partnering with concussion specialists, sports medicine professionals and leaders at other levels of sports to create an unprecedented coalition to combat concussions among young athletes.
The National Sports Concussion Coalition expects to be the most comprehensive alliance of its kind, with science and medical leaders in the fields of concussions, brain injury and sports medicine working directly with a cross-section of organizations and governing bodies that represent millions of athletes across major organized sports in the United States.The partnership will complement the safety initiatives of the individual organizations by sharing data and identifying best safety practices that can assist in coaching, playing and officiating across sports.
The founding youth sports and medical members of the coalition include the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), Pop Warner Little Scholars, Sports Concussion Institute (SCI), US Lacrosse, US Youth Soccer, USA Hockey, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball, USA Basketball and the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention. Coalition partners at the professional, college and foundation levels include the NCAA, NFLPA, NFL and National Football Foundation.
"US Youth Soccer views sport as a way to build confidence in our youth and provide lessons that will assist them throughout their lives on and off the field," said Jim Cosgrove, executive director of US Youth Soccer. "We hope to play a valuable role on the team of organizations represented in the National Sports Concussion Coalition as we collectively hope to leave a positive imprint on sport."
"Sports have the power to change the lives of millions of young people in this country by encouraging a physically active lifestyle and by teaching lifelong lessons. We want to make sure no child loses that opportunity due to fear of injury," said Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars. "By coming together in this very important fight against concussions we believe our collective efforts will transcend our individual sports and benefit everyone."
"In my clinical practice and as a team physician, I see first-hand the difference that evidence-based best practices can make in preventing sports-related concussion," said William Dexter, M.D., president of the American College of Sports Medicine and Director of Sports Medicine at Maine Medical Center. "The National Sports Concussion Coalition will help millions of youth athletes participate more safely — a goal that brings together the diverse organizations that make up the coalition."
"The NCAA is committed to broad concussion education outreach, and to research that will identify objective biomarkers and sound management guidelines. We are excited about our partnership in this important alliance," said Brian Hainline, M.D., chief medical officer of the NCAA.
"As the union that represents professional football players, we have worked extremely hard to ensure our members benefit from the safest work environment possible," said NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. "This coalition brings together the right partners to help deliver an equal level of protection for athletes at all levels of sports."
NWSL Kicks Off With Plenty Of ODP Influence
How important is ODP? Over 85% of the players on the opening day rosters in the National Women's Soccer League are US Youth Soccer ODP alumni.
PA West Soccer Establishes Hall Of Fame
The Executive Board approved establishing a Hall of Fame to recognize these contributions. Nominations are now being accepted for the first class into the PA West Soccer Hall of Fame.
Nominations can be made for players, coaches, administrators, and referees, as well as meritorious consideration. All nominees shall be considered on the basis of having made a significant contribution toward the development, achievement, advancement or extraordinary service toward youth or adult soccer in Western Pennsylvania.
Click Here to view criteria.
Nomination Form can be found on the Forms Page.
Time To Register For Coaching Courses
To find the list of current courses being offered by PA West Soccer check here. If your club would like to host a course, contact Amy Fogle by email.
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