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United Soccer Association

United Soccer Association

USA Soccer is one of the longest-standing youth soccer leagues in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.

¿Eres tú? Las interferencias desde la banda perjudican el trabajo del entrenador y son extremadamente perjudiciales para el progreso del equipo en su conjunto. Lo ÚNICO que los padres deberían considerar desde las gradas es el apoyo. Sin instrucciones. Ninguna crítica. No desafiar a los árbitros. Sin cuestionar al entrenador. A nivel juvenil, la atención se centra en el desarrollo de habilidades y la diversión, no en los resultados. Ganar viene después.

#unitedsoccerassociation #fysa #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #SoccerHistory #soccer #football #futbol #FIFA #futebol #sport #PremierLeague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer
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¿Eres tú? Las interferencias desde la banda perjudican el trabajo del entrenador y son extremadamente perjudiciales para el progreso del equipo en su conjunto. Lo ÚNICO que los padres deberían considerar desde las gradas es el apoyo. Sin instrucciones. Ninguna crítica. No desafiar a los árbitros. Sin cuestionar al entrenador. A nivel juvenil, la atención se centra en el desarrollo de habilidades y la diversión, no en los resultados. Ganar viene después.

#unitedsoccerassociation #FYSA #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #soccerhistory #soccer #football #futbol #fifa #futebol #sport #premierleague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer

Is this you? Interferences from the sideline undermine the coach’s work and are extremely harmful to the progress of the team as a whole. The ONLY thing parents should be considering from the bleachers is support. No instructions. No criticism. No challenging the refs. No questioning the coach. At the youth level, the focus is on skill development and fun, not results. Winning comes later.

#unitedsoccerassociation #FYSA #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #soccerhistory #soccer #football #futbol #fifa #futebol #sport #premierleague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer
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Is this you? Interferences from the sideline undermine the coach’s work and are extremely harmful to the progress of the team as a whole. The ONLY thing parents should be considering from the bleachers is support. No instructions. No criticism. No challenging the refs. No questioning the coach. At the youth level, the focus is on skill development and fun, not results. Winning comes later. 

#unitedsoccerassociation #FYSA #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #soccerhistory #soccer #football #futbol #fifa #futebol #sport #premierleague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer

The costs associated with pay to play can place financial strain on families, particularly those with multiple children interested in sports. This may force parents to make difficult choices between supporting their children's athletic aspirations and meeting other financial obligations. Over time, the pay to play model can result in a narrowing of the talent pool and stagnation in the development of the sport. Regions that rely heavily on this model may struggle to compete internationally with nations that prioritize grassroots accessibility and talent identification.

#unitedsoccerassociation #fysa #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #SoccerHistory #soccer #football #futbol #FIFA #futebol #sport #PremierLeague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer
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The costs associated with pay to play can place financial strain on families, particularly those with multiple children interested in sports. This may force parents to make difficult choices between supporting their childrens athletic aspirations and meeting other financial obligations. Over time, the pay to play model can result in a narrowing of the talent pool and stagnation in the development of the sport. Regions that rely heavily on this model may struggle to compete internationally with nations that prioritize grassroots accessibility and talent identification.

#unitedsoccerassociation #FYSA #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #soccerhistory #soccer #football #futbol #fifa #futebol #sport #premierleague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer

One of the things we hear a lot from players is how they wished they understood a little bit about the different positions they could specialize in. You may like strikers Ronaldo or Messi, but you might want to try out other positions that you may be better suited for. Today, we'll talk about midfielders:

A. Central midfielder (CM): Central midfielders control the game by distributing the ball, dictating the tempo, and linking the defense to the attack. They can also provide defensive support.

B. Defensive midfielder (CDM): Defensive midfielders focus more on disrupting the opposing team's attacks, intercepting passes, and shielding the defense.

C. Attacking midfielder (CAM): Attacking midfielders play closer to the forwards and are responsible for creating goal-scoring opportunities through accurate passes, dribbling, and sometimes scoring goals themselves.

D. Wide midfielder (RM/LM): Wide midfielders operate on the right and left flanks, respectively. They provide width to the team's attack, deliver crosses into the box, and track back to assist the defense.

#unitedsoccerassociation #fysa #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #SoccerHistory #soccer #football #futbol #FIFA #futebol #sport #PremierLeague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer
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One of the things we hear a lot from players is how they wished they understood a little bit about the different positions they could specialize in. You may like strikers Ronaldo or Messi, but you might want to try out other positions that you may be better suited for. Today, well talk about midfielders:

A. Central midfielder (CM): Central midfielders control the game by distributing the ball, dictating the tempo, and linking the defense to the attack. They can also provide defensive support.

B. Defensive midfielder (CDM): Defensive midfielders focus more on disrupting the opposing teams attacks, intercepting passes, and shielding the defense.

C. Attacking midfielder (CAM): Attacking midfielders play closer to the forwards and are responsible for creating goal-scoring opportunities through accurate passes, dribbling, and sometimes scoring goals themselves.

D. Wide midfielder (RM/LM): Wide midfielders operate on the right and left flanks, respectively. They provide width to the teams attack, deliver crosses into the box, and track back to assist the defense.

#unitedsoccerassociation #FYSA #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #soccerhistory #soccer #football #futbol #fifa #futebol #sport #premierleague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer

The United Soccer Association's Annual General Meeting will be held virtually via zoom, Sunday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Please verify your email and junk folders for the invite with the link to join. If you have not received it, please email [email protected] to get one. ... See MoreSee Less

The United Soccer Associations Annual General Meeting will be held virtually via zoom, Sunday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Please verify your email and junk folders for the invite with the link to join. If you have not received it, please email marketing@usa-soccer.org to get one.

The United Soccer Association's Annual General Meeting will be held virtually via zoom, Sunday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Please verify your email and junk folders for the invite with the link to join. If you have not received it, please email [email protected] to get one. ... See MoreSee Less

The United Soccer Associations Annual General Meeting will be held virtually via zoom, Sunday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Please verify your email and junk folders for the invite with the link to join. If you have not received it, please email marketing@usa-soccer.org to get one.

Inequity in Development Opportunities: Access to quality coaching, facilities, and competitions is often limited by financial means. Players from wealthier families may have more opportunities for development compared to those who cannot afford the fees. Pay to play also can hinder the grassroots development of soccer in communities. Without access to affordable programs, children may not have the chance to develop a love for the sport or cultivate their skills from a young age.

#unitedsoccerassociation #fysa #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #SoccerHistory #soccer #football #futbol #FIFA #futebol #sport #PremierLeague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer
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Inequity in Development Opportunities: Access to quality coaching, facilities, and competitions is often limited by financial means. Players from wealthier families may have more opportunities for development compared to those who cannot afford the fees. Pay to play also can hinder the grassroots development of soccer in communities. Without access to affordable programs, children may not have the chance to develop a love for the sport or cultivate their skills from a young age.

#unitedsoccerassociation #FYSA #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #soccerhistory #soccer #football #futbol #fifa #futebol #sport #premierleague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer

Enough is enough. Think of the harm being done to the children. We need the cooperation from ALL the parents.

In a 1v1 interview, England, Tottenham, Leicester, and FC Barcelona LEGEND, Gary Lineker, the topic of soccer parents came up and Lineker pulled no punches in his remarks. "Parents standing in the sidelines getting carried away, shouting and bawling instructions and 99.9% of what they say is wrong…it’s instilling fear".

This type of behavior from the sidelines puts SERIOUS pressure on young players and inhibits their chances of making it. Kids should play soccer with joy and expression, not fear and pressure. Interferences from the sideline undermine the coach’s work and are extremely harmful to the progress of the team as a whole. The United Soccer Association does not tolerate this kind of behavior. Please help us do better during our games.

#unitedsoccerassociation #FYSA #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #soccerhistory #soccer #football #futbol #fifa #futebol #sport #premierleague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer
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Enough is enough. Think of the harm being done to the children. We need the cooperation from ALL the parents.

In a 1v1 interview, England, Tottenham, Leicester, and FC Barcelona LEGEND, Gary Lineker, the topic of soccer parents came up and Lineker pulled no punches in his remarks. Parents standing in the sidelines getting carried away, shouting and bawling instructions and 99.9% of what they say is wrong…it’s instilling fear.

This type of behavior from the sidelines puts SERIOUS pressure on young players and inhibits their chances of making it. Kids should play soccer with joy and expression, not fear and pressure. Interferences from the sideline undermine the coach’s work and are extremely harmful to the progress of the team as a whole. The United Soccer Association does not tolerate this kind of behavior. Please help us do better during our games.

#unitedsoccerassociation #FYSA #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #soccerhistory #soccer #football #futbol #fifa #futebol #sport #premierleague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer

At the United Soccer Association, we are clear on our support of the US Womens National Team. It is easy to criticize a team when it is down on its luck, but the fact is the success of the United States Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) is a story of both sporting achievement and cultural impact. The USWNT has achieved remarkable success on the international stage, winning numerous titles and breaking records. Here are some key highlights:

1. World Cup Success:
The USWNT has won the FIFA Women's World Cup four times: in 1991, 1999, 2015, and 2019. The 2015 victory was particularly significant as it highlighted the team's dominance and showcased its ability to consistently perform at the highest level.
2. Olympic Dominance:
The USWNT has won four Olympic gold medals in women's soccer: in 1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012. They won the bronze medal in 2020.
3. Record-Breaking Players:
The USWNT has produced some of the most iconic and skilled soccer players in the history of the sport, such as Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and more. Players like Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd have set records for goals scored in international tournaments.
4. Cultural Impact:
The USWNT's success has transcended sports and sparked important discussions about gender equality, pay equity, and women's empowerment. The team's outspokenness on social and political issues, as well as their advocacy for equal pay and LGBTQ+ rights, has positioned them as powerful advocates for change.
5. Equal Pay Campaign:
One of the most prominent aspects of the USWNT's impact is their fight for equal pay. The players have been advocating for equal compensation and treatment compared to the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (USMNT), highlighting the gender pay gap in sports.
6. Inspiration for Future Generations: The USWNT's success has inspired countless young girls and women to pursue soccer and other sports, breaking down gender stereotypes and encouraging female athletes to dream big.
7. Media Attention and Popularity:
The team's achievements have led to increased media coverage of women's soccer, raising its profile and popularity globally.
8. Skill and Style of Play:
The USWNT is known for its dynamic and attacking style of play, showcasing both individual skill and teamwork.
While the USWNT's success is unquestionable, the team has also faced challenges, including ongoing battles for gender equity and recognition. Despite these challenges, their accomplishments and influence have significantly advanced women's soccer on a global scale, inspiring change and promoting inclusivity in the world of sports.

#unitedsoccerassociation #fysa #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #SoccerHistory #soccer #football #futbol #FIFA #futebol #sport #PremierLeague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer
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At the United Soccer Association, we are clear on our support of the US Womens National Team. It is easy to criticize a team when it is down on its luck, but the fact is the success of the United States Womens National Soccer Team (USWNT) is a story of both sporting achievement and cultural impact. The USWNT has achieved remarkable success on the international stage, winning numerous titles and breaking records. Here are some key highlights:

1. World Cup Success:
The USWNT has won the FIFA Womens World Cup four times: in 1991, 1999, 2015, and 2019. The 2015 victory was particularly significant as it highlighted the teams dominance and showcased its ability to consistently perform at the highest level.
2. Olympic Dominance:
The USWNT has won four Olympic gold medals in womens soccer: in 1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012. They won the bronze medal in 2020.
3. Record-Breaking Players:
The USWNT has produced some of the most iconic and skilled soccer players in the history of the sport, such as Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and more. Players like Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd have set records for goals scored in international tournaments.
4. Cultural Impact:
The USWNTs success has transcended sports and sparked important discussions about gender equality, pay equity, and womens empowerment. The teams outspokenness on social and political issues, as well as their advocacy for equal pay and LGBTQ+ rights, has positioned them as powerful advocates for change.
5. Equal Pay Campaign:
One of the most prominent aspects of the USWNTs impact is their fight for equal pay. The players have been advocating for equal compensation and treatment compared to the U.S. Mens National Soccer Team (USMNT), highlighting the gender pay gap in sports.
6. Inspiration for Future Generations: The USWNTs success has inspired countless young girls and women to pursue soccer and other sports, breaking down gender stereotypes and encouraging female athletes to dream big.
7. Media Attention and Popularity:
The teams achievements have led to increased media coverage of womens soccer, raising its profile and popularity globally.
8. Skill and Style of Play:
The USWNT is known for its dynamic and attacking style of play, showcasing both individual skill and teamwork.
While the USWNTs success is unquestionable, the team has also faced challenges, including ongoing battles for gender equity and recognition. Despite these challenges, their accomplishments and influence have significantly advanced womens soccer on a global scale, inspiring change and promoting inclusivity in the world of sports.

#unitedsoccerassociation #FYSA #floridasoccer #youthsoccer #soccerhistory #soccer #football #futbol #fifa #futebol #sport #premierleague #boyssoccer #girlssoccer
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Our boys learned to play the game and be responsible athletes with the club. Their success as students and athletes in college are in part due to the guidance of their coaches.

The Flores Family, Wesley Chapel

Thanks for providing a league were our kids can play in an organized way. The coaching, the refs, the fields. Everything perfect.

Robins Family, Lutz

Really appreciate all the work done so that our boys and girls can play the beautiful sport.

Smith Family, Odessa