FUEL Soccer Talk for 11/14: College Coach Recruiting, Highlights from Real Madrid, and More

Today we’re talking about college coaches descending on local games and practices and recruiting, some highlights from Real Madrid, and an award winning coach!

1. Over 50 college coaches are expected to be scouting at the Long Island Junior Soccer League games near veterans day. (ENYSoccer)

The Exceptional Senior Games were initiated in 1981 with the aim to grant exposure to their senior players and give them the opportunity to play at the next level.

With over 200 players expected to play, 37 years later, the events are still going strong.

“Over 50 college coaches are expected to once again be scouting and meeting players on four fields at DiCaprio Park in Guilderland. Five boys all-star games and four girls all-star games will be played with the fun starting at 10 am.”

It’s great to see US Youth Soccer bolstering their players and giving them opportunities to shine and take advantage of their skills. A great local farm system of players is an excellent pathway to create the next stars of the future.

Are you the star player in your local league? What do you do to keep yourself ahead and on top?

2. Karim Benzema incorporates some amazing footwork to put Madrid ahead. (NBCSports)

Watch Karim Benzema’s unique footwork that leads to a goal for Real Madrid!

3. Coach Ash Mohtadi of the Comox Valley receives BC Soccer Award of Merit for his long-term dedication to coaching youth soccer. (ComoxValleyRecord)

It’s no easy task to receive this award. You have to make contributions in soccer for at least a decade to be considered for this award. Mohtadi has over 12 years of coaching under his belt coaching for Comox Valley United Soccer Club and Upper Island Riptide.

When asked about how he felt he responded:

“I was surprised, thrilled and humbled to be part of a fantastic group of men and women honored for their dedication to the development of soccer in B.C. and throughout Canada,”

He continues as a technical team member for Upper Island Riptide and his presence is never gone unnoticed. Shel Brodsgaard says,

“many of our coaches have benefitted from his expertise through the years. It is an honour and a privilege to have Ash involved with our program and we are very grateful for the time he contributes.”

It’s amazing to see people like coach Mohtadi continually dedicate themselves you youth soccer.

Who would you give an award to for their continuous dedication in your league?