Player Development Initiatives
A resource for parents, coaches and referees supporting the growth and improvement of grassroots soccer August 2016
US Club Soccer strongly encourages its members to review the presentation,
which is available in its entirety here
Antioch poised to open first all-weather turf fields
Antioch recently completed a near $3.1 million project to replace grass at two fields at Antioch Community Park with all-weather synthetic turf -- making it the first city facility with such a surface.
New lights were also installed so the complex can be used at night. "We're really excited and it's something we're looking forward to," said Jim Bonwell, president of the Delta Youth Soccer League. "It's something other leagues don't have."
In particular, having an all-weather field and lights during the winter months will be huge for its competitive leagues, he said. The city has about 2,000 youths and 1,000 adults who play soccer year-round, he said.