A new take on taking soccer stats: Coaching Wizard for iPhone.
Soccer stats go high-tech with this nifty little Soccer Wizard app, available for just $2.99 from itunes. It easily and conveniently helps you manage key data including individual playing time, substitutions, and player and team statistics such as goals, assists and shots on frame.
Hamstring strains account for 1 of every 7 soccer injuries.
Research shows that hamstring injuries account for 1 out of every 7 injuries in soccer. Nearly 25% of players who injure their hamstring are likely to re-injure it. Recovery can take up to several months in some cases.
NEW YORK — Five years after its introduction revolutionized the face of the league, the Designated Player rule just got a whole lot younger.
On Tuesday, MLS unveiled a new type of DP mechanism that is projected to bring in a new crop of young international stars to the league.
Young Guns will soon be easier to get for MLS clubs.
Beginning in 2012, teams can acquire Designated Players based overseas who are 20 years of age or younger for a budget charge of only $150,000, while Designated Players between the ages of 21 and 23 will count just $200,000 against a team’s salary budget. Current DPs represent a $335,000 hit to a club’s player budget of $2,675,000, regardless of their age.
For several years now, we have created baseball shirts and caps for a local Pacific Northwest ‘division’ of The Miracle League, a wonderful organization that offers people with disabilities the opportunity to play our national pastime. There are currently more than 200 Miracle Leagues across the country.
Here in the Seattle area, The Miracle League is supported in part by The Employee Recycling Fund, a non-profit organization supported entirely by money from private contributions and recyclables, such as aluminum cans and newspapers. All the money it raises from recycled pop cans and plastic bottles goes to provide equipment and uniforms to people with disabilities for sports training. Since its founding in 1974, it has raised well over $1 million.
A couple years back a local TV station did a nice story on the Miracle League in our backyard. Take 4 minutes of your day to find out more about this great program.
Back in mid-July the mighty Kent United 99 girls’ team won a local soccer tournament, their first tourney win in what it hopes to be a long string of victories. To help celebrate the occasion, we outfitted them with some cool championship T-shirts.
The front displayed a logo detailing their first-place finish, and the back featured a saying that sums up their relentless work ethic: “Champions Are Made In Practice.”