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Youth Soccer Spotlight

Michael Magid, Dinah Leffert

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Youth Soccer Spotlight

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Michael Magid, Dinah Leffert

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Football.com’s Youth Soccer Spotlight is an exciting and informative journey through the world of U.S. youth soccer. Hosts Michael Magid and Dinah Leffert discuss all of the hot topics within youth soccer, and also interview top players and coaches within the sport that offer up incredible insight that is valuable for players, coaches, and parents all across the country.

Latest Episodes

Ep54 - Next Gen USA and the Urban Promise Program

32 min2017 FEB 10
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Ep54 - Next Gen USA and the Urban Promise Program

Ep53 - Developing the Young Professional in the Women's Game

In this episode of YSS; Dinah and Michael are joined by Abner Rogers (WPS, WPSL, ECNL) to discuss the development of the young professional in the women's game. The three of them also delve into Abner's past; working with Former Fifa Player of the Year Marta, and the transition from the youth game to the professional game.

30 min2017 FEB 3
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Ep53 - Developing the Young Professional in the Women's Game

Ep52 - Tim Jahnigen & The One World Play Project

In this episode of YSS; Dinah and Michael are joined by Tim Jahnigen of the One World Play Project. The three of them discuss the founding of the company with the help of Legendary musician "Sting" ; One World's mission; the indestructible ball, and what a B corporation is. This also marks the 1 year anniversary of YSS and is the first vodcast in YSS history :)

33 min2017 JAN 27
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Ep52 - Tim Jahnigen & The One World Play Project

Ep51 - Yael Averbuch & The Techne Futbol Training System

In this episode of YSS; Dinah and Michael are joined by current Women's Soccer Legend Yael Averbuch (UNC, WPS, WNT, NWSL) . The Three of them discuss Yael's playing career, and how she developed the Techne Futbol Training System App. An App that allows players throughout the world to develop their skills while integrating something most youth players are already familiar with. Their phones. :)

33 min2017 JAN 20
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Ep51 - Yael Averbuch & The Techne Futbol Training System

Ep50 - Spreading Social Change through Sport. The CAC mission.

In this episode Dinah and Michael are joined by Brian Suskiewicz (Chief Executive Strategist of Coaches Across Continents) ; to discuss the CAC misson and how youth coaches are making social change and empowering the lives of many through sport.

33 min2017 JAN 13
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Ep50 - Spreading Social Change through Sport. The CAC mission.

Ep49 - The TSS Youth Scouting Network

In This episode Michael is joined by Taylor Rockwell and Daryl Grove of the hit podcast Total Soccer Show. The three of them discuss the TSS youth scouting network and there feelings on the youth game in America today.

32 min2017 JAN 6
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Ep49 - The TSS Youth Scouting Network

Ep48 - Foreign Coaches in the American Youth Game with Nicholas Wilson

In this episode Dinah and Michael are joined by Nicholas Wilson (La Premiere FC) . The three of them discuss Nick's pursuit of a professional career overseas; his decision to come to America, and the trials and tribulations that foreign coaches face here. Featured Links LA Premiere Website Cal South SCDSL site English League One MLS Soccer Guest Links WEBSITE: www.lapremierfc.com TWITTER: @lapremierfc FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/lapremierfc INSTAGRAM: Lapremierfc Guest Promotions LA Premier Website

32 min2016 DEC 30
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Ep48 - Foreign Coaches in the American Youth Game with Nicholas Wilson

Ep47 - The Pure Game with Tony Everett

In this episode Dinah and Michael are joined by Tony Everett (Founder of the Pure Game program) The 3 of them discuss how the program is helping disenfranchised youth learn valuables life lessons through the beautiful game. Featured Links Pure Game website Cal South SCDSL site Coast Soccer US Soccer Guest Information GUEST NAME: Tony Everett GUEST BIO: Tony Everett is the Founder and Chief Play Maker of Pure Game, a nonprofit that uses soccer to engage 5000 at-risk youth per year in the inner city areas of Orange County. Growing up in England, Tony acquired a passion for soccer. His childhood team experience was focused on fun, with minimal structure and adult intervention. Tony recalls it as, “sheer joy”. This liberating atmosphere resulted in a relationship with soccer and teammates that taught him transferable skills and values and helped him establish friends for life. Between 2004 and 2009, Tony was lucky enough to travel to Nigeria, Brazil, and Rwanda. During these trips, so...

31 min2016 DEC 23
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Ep47 - The Pure Game with Tony Everett

Ep46 - Soccer Size and how to improve one's ball skills

In this episode Dinah and Michael are joined by Jeff (JJ) Johnson Director of One Soccer Schools. The three of them discuss the upcoming One Soccer Winter Clinics; the concept of Soccersize, and how to improve one's ball skills through fitness and repetition. Featured Links One Soccer Schools Santa Barbara Soccer Club Cal South website US Soccer Real Socal Guest Information GUEST NAME: Jeff (JJ Johnson) GUEST BIO: Owner, Director of one soccer schools, Jeff Johnson is an experienced coach and soccer player. He apprenticed for 10 years with legendary coach Hubert Vogelsinger. Working as a coach and head demonstrator. After playing collegiate soccer at the University of North Carolina and UC Santa Barbara, Jeff trained with the Dallas Burn and Anaheim Splash and played with the Sacramento Knights. He also trained with various clubs in the United States and overseas. He has coached youth and college players for over 18 years. Jeff is known for his attention to detail of technique, his ...

33 min2016 DEC 16
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Ep46 - Soccer Size and how to improve one's ball skills

Ep45 - The Development of the American Goalkeeper

In this episode Dinah and Michael are joined by former EPL & USMNT Goalkeeper Ian Feuer . The three of them discuss the current state of Goalkeeping in America; and how the current lack of depth in the USMNT pool can be directly connected to our youth development.

35 min2016 DEC 9
Comments
Ep45 - The Development of the American Goalkeeper

Latest Episodes

Ep54 - Next Gen USA and the Urban Promise Program

32 min2017 FEB 10
Comments
Ep54 - Next Gen USA and the Urban Promise Program

Ep53 - Developing the Young Professional in the Women's Game

In this episode of YSS; Dinah and Michael are joined by Abner Rogers (WPS, WPSL, ECNL) to discuss the development of the young professional in the women's game. The three of them also delve into Abner's past; working with Former Fifa Player of the Year Marta, and the transition from the youth game to the professional game.

30 min2017 FEB 3
Comments
Ep53 - Developing the Young Professional in the Women's Game

Ep52 - Tim Jahnigen & The One World Play Project

In this episode of YSS; Dinah and Michael are joined by Tim Jahnigen of the One World Play Project. The three of them discuss the founding of the company with the help of Legendary musician "Sting" ; One World's mission; the indestructible ball, and what a B corporation is. This also marks the 1 year anniversary of YSS and is the first vodcast in YSS history :)

33 min2017 JAN 27
Comments
Ep52 - Tim Jahnigen & The One World Play Project

Ep51 - Yael Averbuch & The Techne Futbol Training System

In this episode of YSS; Dinah and Michael are joined by current Women's Soccer Legend Yael Averbuch (UNC, WPS, WNT, NWSL) . The Three of them discuss Yael's playing career, and how she developed the Techne Futbol Training System App. An App that allows players throughout the world to develop their skills while integrating something most youth players are already familiar with. Their phones. :)

33 min2017 JAN 20
Comments
Ep51 - Yael Averbuch & The Techne Futbol Training System

Ep50 - Spreading Social Change through Sport. The CAC mission.

In this episode Dinah and Michael are joined by Brian Suskiewicz (Chief Executive Strategist of Coaches Across Continents) ; to discuss the CAC misson and how youth coaches are making social change and empowering the lives of many through sport.

33 min2017 JAN 13
Comments
Ep50 - Spreading Social Change through Sport. The CAC mission.

Ep49 - The TSS Youth Scouting Network

In This episode Michael is joined by Taylor Rockwell and Daryl Grove of the hit podcast Total Soccer Show. The three of them discuss the TSS youth scouting network and there feelings on the youth game in America today.

32 min2017 JAN 6
Comments
Ep49 - The TSS Youth Scouting Network

Ep48 - Foreign Coaches in the American Youth Game with Nicholas Wilson

In this episode Dinah and Michael are joined by Nicholas Wilson (La Premiere FC) . The three of them discuss Nick's pursuit of a professional career overseas; his decision to come to America, and the trials and tribulations that foreign coaches face here. Featured Links LA Premiere Website Cal South SCDSL site English League One MLS Soccer Guest Links WEBSITE: www.lapremierfc.com TWITTER: @lapremierfc FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/lapremierfc INSTAGRAM: Lapremierfc Guest Promotions LA Premier Website

32 min2016 DEC 30
Comments
Ep48 - Foreign Coaches in the American Youth Game with Nicholas Wilson

Ep47 - The Pure Game with Tony Everett

In this episode Dinah and Michael are joined by Tony Everett (Founder of the Pure Game program) The 3 of them discuss how the program is helping disenfranchised youth learn valuables life lessons through the beautiful game. Featured Links Pure Game website Cal South SCDSL site Coast Soccer US Soccer Guest Information GUEST NAME: Tony Everett GUEST BIO: Tony Everett is the Founder and Chief Play Maker of Pure Game, a nonprofit that uses soccer to engage 5000 at-risk youth per year in the inner city areas of Orange County. Growing up in England, Tony acquired a passion for soccer. His childhood team experience was focused on fun, with minimal structure and adult intervention. Tony recalls it as, “sheer joy”. This liberating atmosphere resulted in a relationship with soccer and teammates that taught him transferable skills and values and helped him establish friends for life. Between 2004 and 2009, Tony was lucky enough to travel to Nigeria, Brazil, and Rwanda. During these trips, so...

31 min2016 DEC 23
Comments
Ep47 - The Pure Game with Tony Everett

Ep46 - Soccer Size and how to improve one's ball skills

In this episode Dinah and Michael are joined by Jeff (JJ) Johnson Director of One Soccer Schools. The three of them discuss the upcoming One Soccer Winter Clinics; the concept of Soccersize, and how to improve one's ball skills through fitness and repetition. Featured Links One Soccer Schools Santa Barbara Soccer Club Cal South website US Soccer Real Socal Guest Information GUEST NAME: Jeff (JJ Johnson) GUEST BIO: Owner, Director of one soccer schools, Jeff Johnson is an experienced coach and soccer player. He apprenticed for 10 years with legendary coach Hubert Vogelsinger. Working as a coach and head demonstrator. After playing collegiate soccer at the University of North Carolina and UC Santa Barbara, Jeff trained with the Dallas Burn and Anaheim Splash and played with the Sacramento Knights. He also trained with various clubs in the United States and overseas. He has coached youth and college players for over 18 years. Jeff is known for his attention to detail of technique, his ...

33 min2016 DEC 16
Comments
Ep46 - Soccer Size and how to improve one's ball skills

Ep45 - The Development of the American Goalkeeper

In this episode Dinah and Michael are joined by former EPL & USMNT Goalkeeper Ian Feuer . The three of them discuss the current state of Goalkeeping in America; and how the current lack of depth in the USMNT pool can be directly connected to our youth development.

35 min2016 DEC 9
Comments
Ep45 - The Development of the American Goalkeeper
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