Contribution from Austin Aztex Media Relations and Lonestar Soccer Club
AUSTIN, Texas (January 8, 2014) — The Austin Aztex announced today that Paul Dalglish will join the coaching staff of Major League Soccer club Real Salt Lake, winners of the 2009 MLS Cup and finalists in 2013. Dalglish will serve as an assistant coach under new head coach, Jeff Cassar. Dalglish also served as a coach for the Lonestar Soccer Club.
As Art Brown’s time as CAYSA president comes to an end, CAYSA membership would do well to reflect on the changes that CAYSA has undergone, the challenges facing the organization, and how it can assure itself of continuing relevance in the soccer community. Art has shepherded CAYSA through a time of change. Now CAYSA must act on that change.
Twenty years ago, CAYSA was a dominant force in Western District and STYSA soccer. All Centex clubs registered all their players through CAYSA and represented the organization throughout the state and often into regional play. CAYSA tournaments were well attended, annual events sometimes drawing teams from Mexico. Every winter, the CAYSA convention offered clinics, workshops and help in the nuts and bolts of running a soccer organization. Everyone from the U6 crowd to the D1 only clubs with *gasp* paid coaching directors were united under the CAYSA banner. As the organization neared 20,000 players, land was acquired, fields were built and all seemed rosy for CAYSA’s future.
San Antonio, TX — Samba F.C., will host the first of four scheduled tryouts for their 2014 USL Super-20 Men\’s team on Saturday November 30th at McAllister Park. Tryouts are scheduled to run from 10:30AM to 12:30PM on the Anderson Fields. Player registration and check-in will be from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. There is a $10.00 tryout fee and only cash payment will be accepted at the tryout site.
Players must bring a valid photo ID, a copy of birth certificate or passport, soccer ball, shinguards and water. Players under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the tryouts.
Our Samba FC Super-20 team will play in the Mid South South Division and will serve San Antonio’s North/East side. The team will hold a 22 man roster from high school, college-bound and also active college players who are interested and looking to compete at a high level during the off season.
The USL Super 20 League is a national league run by the United Soccer League and gives players another outlet to play soccer at the highest level over the summer. Players will train 2-3 times a week and play around 6 to 8 league games (not counting preseason games) on weekends and will travel on away games to the cities of Laredo, Brownsville, Eagle Pass and the Westside of San Antonio. Super-20 division champions will have the opportunity to play at Nationals in Bradenton Florida (Home of US U17 National Residency Program) in front of hundreds of college coaches.
Strength and conditioning sessions will start in April and will run for two weeks followed by preseason practices and scrimmages. Players who were personally contacted by a member of our coaching staff, are not required to attend the November 30th tryouts at McAllister Park. However, they will be required to attend the tryouts scheduled in December at Star Soccer Complex. The time and date will be announced soon.
If you have any questions about the Samba Super-20 team. Please email Samba FC Super-20 Director, Alejandro Escalante, firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Antonio Scorpions/CE have joined forces to provide the best players in the City the opportunity to be a part of the US Soccer Development Academy Program in the U14 U16 and U18 age-groups as a part of the newly formed San Antonio Scorpions Youth Academy. This now gives San Antonio soccer players a clear path through the youth game to the professional game.
The US Soccer Development Academy program is a USSF ( Federation ) National League split up into Regional Divisions throughout various parts of the Country were youth soccer is considered to be at it’s peak regarding the development of players who have gone on to the College,Pro and National level. The goal of US Soccer is to have every Academy program eventually be a part of the MLS and NASL Leagues . Continue reading →
A Dallas area cheer and dance coach was arrested while attempting to board a flight for France on charges of molesting three of his students. (Full Story Here). A variety of stories are posted on the internet that detail various aspects of the case. These articles paint a picture that is far too familiar. Moreover, the articles and the comments of the police highlight a growing myth in risk management that frankly is reaching the point of creating as much or more risk to the participants than it prevents. The issue again, is the over-reliance on background checks, and the myth that conducting a background check somehow absolves the association of the need to do anything further.