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June 2021 Newsletter


From the Desk of the

Coaching Education & Player Development Department
Holistic Approach to Coaching in an Effort to Shift the Culture of Soccer in North Carolina

Looking Back:

NCYSA partner MOJO was awarded The Webby Award for Best Sports App/Software!
MOJO is helping parents become better coaches on the field and on the sidelines.
Make sure your association is set up with MOJO before the Fall season!


NCYSA offered a free Non-Profit webinar series this spring!
To watch recordings from those sessions, please visit the Resources section of the NCYSA website.

Looking Forward:

Save the date - The 2021 Fall Youth Academy Showcase is scheduled for November 6 & 7 in High Point!
For assistance with Youth Academy, please email John Trice.

Planning to host a Recreation clinic or mini camp this summer? Let us help!
For assistance, please email Jamie McLeod.
For information or help with TOPSoccer, please email Keri Jones.

Good luck to the players participating in the NC ODP 2009 Subregional Event June 5 & 6!
Congratulations to all NC ODP players selected for South Region ODP Camp to be held in Murfreesboro, TN this July.

Mark your calendar - the 2022 United Soccer Coaches Convention will be held January 19 - 23, 2022  in Kansas City!

On the Field:

Congratulations to all the 13U - 19U Boys and 13U/14U Girls State Cup winners!
A big thank you for the hospitality to all of the local associations who hosted both USYS and Kepner Cup events this spring!

Registration is still open for the 2021-2022 USSF C Courses scheduled in Raleigh and Charlotte!
 To register or view other course offerings, please visit the US Soccer Learning Center or email Bill Furjanic

The 2021 US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Championships will be held in Greenville, SC June 18 - 24.
NCYSA would like to wish the best of luck to all our teams participating!

Looking for more soccer this summer? Head out to a home game in support of NC's own NWSL, USL and NPSL teams!
NC Courage - NCFC Pro - Charlotte Independence Pro - Appalachian FC

Off the Field:


Do you have players who love the game? 
If so and they would like to earn extra money - learn about the game - enjoy camaraderie - give back to the game,
share with them information on how to become a certified Grassroots US Soccer referee.

June has a lot of history in it. What are you doing to speak up and celebrate your staff, coaches and players?

To read about Juneteenth or learn ways you can get involved, check out United Soccer Coaches Anti-Racism page.
Adidas releases new "Love Unites" jersey for MLS teams in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, shop for your team here.


Catch the US WNT on television this month!
US Soccer hosts the 2021 WNT Summer Soccer Series with games against Portugal, Jamaica and Nigeria.
For the full schedule and where to catch the games, click here.

Food for Thought:

A Conversation on Sport and Inclusivity

"In collaboration with PUMA and The Trevor Project, USL HQ sits down with San Diego Loyal SC midfielder Collin Martin, one of the few openly gay men’s professional soccer players in world football. In an in-depth discussion, Martin discusses coming out publicly as a gay athlete, being present in other people’s growth, and how allyship can broaden the impact of change in communities."

Soccer for All / MLS Works

"Soccer For All signifies that everyone is welcome to MLS, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status, and emphasizes the League’s commitment to drive positive social change, foster more inclusive and equitable communities and end discrimination."

"Play is the highest form of research." - Albert Einstein