Former U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Tony DiCicco, who passed away last June, has been posthumously named the winner of U.S. Soccer’s prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award.
Program Founder Stephen Schirra explains exactly what Around the Worlds, Around the World does for children across the globe.
“Around the Worlds, Around the World is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects children from extreme circumstances all over the world to the game of soccer, using it as a platform to instill positive change while fostering joy and hope.
Challenger Sports recently joined six other like-minded soccer-based companies to form an alliance. Our goal?
To collaborate for the betterment of soccer in the United States!
This alliance – Solving Soccer, led by Ryan Hodgson of US Coaches Club, began by creating a website containing numerous resources for youth soccer organizations to improve the quality of services they provide for their players, parents, and coaches.
International, Professional, Amateur, Collegiate & Youth Soccer From top to bottom throughout soccer in the US, there are numerous acronyms for the many leagues, divisions, and sanctioned affiliate groups. Here is a guide that will help you better understand the organization and structure of the sport within the United States. FIFA The world of international soccer is governed at the highest level by The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). FIFA’s membership now comprises of 211 national associations. Member countries must each also be members of one of the six regional confederations into which the soccer world is divided. CONCACAF … Read More
The new GK Icon glove range is now available! Challenger’s GK Icon is the fastest growing goalkeeper franchise in the UK. GK Icon franchises have now opened in the US and they are an official partner of our residential goalkeeper and field player camp – SoccerPlus! The impressive range of GK Icon gloves have just been delivered to our warehouse and are ready to ship! Our GK Icon gloves have been meticulously designed and engineered to provide goalkeepers of all ages and abilities with the ultimate in goalkeeping. From superior comfort and innovative technologies we have it all under affordable prices across a … Read More
Futsal is one of the fastest growing sports for soccer players, coaches, and clubs. According to a FIFA report, “an average 40-minute futsal game, a player will touch the ball roughly every 29 seconds, or 80 total touches.” Now compare that to a 90-minute outdoor soccer game where players only make around 30-40 touches.