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The Carlsbad Elite Players’ Edge On The Field And Off

The Carlsbad Elite Program has shown its success both on the field and in the highly competitive area of college recruiting. Recently program graduates have committed to programs at UCLA, Washington, Colorado, Boston University, Cornell, Brown, University of San Francisco, Westmont, Cal Baptist, Cal State Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona, University of the Pacific, San Diego State, USD, and Nevada, among others. In 2013 alone, nearly 40 players on the U16 through U18 teams received athletic scholarships. – more

The Role of Being a Youth Soccer Coach with Michael Duggan, Marc Gomez and Ron Pulvers

In a continuing series on the role of a youth soccer coach, SoccerNation talks with top coaches about this important position. Youth soccer coaches have great influence over their players, and the best ones take that very seriously. … Ron Pulvers: I am sometimes asked how I got involved in coaching. Of course, mostly it was for the love of the game, and staying around soccer and giving back what the game had given me. As a college player, I was heavily influenced by my college coaches Jimmy Millinder at El Camino College (now women’s coach at the University of San Francisco) and Dave Wolf at Westmont College.

Youth Soccer News: Cees Molenaar Returns “Home” with His Scripps United U14 Boys

While some boys are spending the Spring Break surfing or maybe skateboarding, the members of the 2011 Scripps United U14* team will be traveling to The Netherlands and England for a series of international friendlies. The trip will be a homecoming for coach Cees Molenaar, as he brings his team to play against a youth team from the club his family owned for 18 years: AZ Alkmaar. … In 1989 he moved to the United States to attend college and played soccer forFoothill College and Westmont College. more