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ATP Stars: Miles Avery called to US U-15 Boys National Team camp

Hello Miles, how are you? Doing really well. Tell us a bit about yourself, background, family and how you started playing soccer. I am 13 years old.  I was born in D.C. and started playing soccer at 4. We moved to New Your when I was about 5 years old and returned to D.C. when I was 11. Regarding my roots, my grandparents are Jamaican. What position do...
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Success at US Soccer Development Academy Futsal Showcase

Congratulations to the McLean U12 Boys Development Academy and coach Sona Walla for a superb performance at the US Soccer Development Academy North Atlantic/Metro Futsal Showcase which took place February 10-11, 2018 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The yearly tournament gathers all the region's Development Academies for an intense two day Futsal competition. The McLean squad performed superbly in an extremely competitive tournament. Garnering many compliments...
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ATP stars shine in Barcelona international soccer tournament

When the Advanced Training Program (ATP) U12/13 squad landed in Barcelona, Spain this summer and traveled slightly north to set up quarters on the Spanish Costa Brava, it was not just to spend aimless sun-drenched days on the sands of the Mediterranean but to announce the swift progress of the beautiful game in the United States. In an international youth football tournament with over a...
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Futsal: A key tool for youth soccer player development

By Sona Walla Futsal, the quick paced five-a-side game played voraciously by the youth across South America has long been the breeding ground for many of world football's future superstars. With its origins in the streets of Brazil and Uruguay, Futsal has been formalized over the years and is played today on a small hard court no more than 20x40 meters with a slightly heavier ball.  Teams...
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