U.S. Soccer will host its second bio-banding event from Jan. 11-12.
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Portland Thorns FC has announced that midfielder Tobin Heath has expanded her role with the club, assuming a position at the youth level with the club’s newly formed development academy set to launch in the fall of 2017 as the Thorns FC Assistant Youth Technical Director.
The Washington Spirit Development Academy program in Virginia has added four coaches to its staff for the inaugural 2017-2018 U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy season. Former U.S. Women’s National Team and Washington Spirit midfielder Lori Lindsey will join the Spirit’s Virginia Academy Director Tom Torres for the club’s opening season, along with accomplished area youth coaches George Hales, Gary Malebranche and Kayley Sullivan.
Fairfax based Gunston Soccer Club has become the second Virginia youth soccer club to sign on as a U.S. Soccer Development Academy Partner of the Washington Spirit. In addition to providing Gunston’s older female players with a direct pathway to the professional game, the partnership will see both clubs’ coaching staffs working together on several new player development initiatives at all ages.
The North Carolina Football Club has announced the launch of the NC Courage Girls U.S. Soccer Development Academy program.
The Washington Spirit has hired veteran D.C. United Academy coach Tom Torres to head up the club’s U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy in Virginia.
Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League has has established a club partnership with New York Surf SC. As part of the relationship, it was also confirmed that NY Surf will host a preseason match between Sky Blue FC and St. John’s University at Belson Stadium on Saturday, March 25.
U.S. Soccer has announced the hiring of Miriam Hickey as the Director of the Girls' Development Academy. Hickey joins U.S. Soccer after working as a Women's Football Instructor for FIFA, a National Development Officer for the Netherlands Football Federation (KNVB), and most recently as the Girls' Director of Coaching at Troy Soccer Club in Michigan.
The Washington Spirit has announced that the club will base its U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy program in Reston, Virginia as part of a new partnership with Reston Soccer Association that will see both clubs benefit from sharing resources and developing new programming for youth female players at every level.
On The SoccerWire Podcast, we discussed U.S. Soccer’s upcoming bio-banding event.