New Coaches – Fall 2021

Welcome to the following new coaches for the Fall 2021 Season. On the Girl’s side: Brittany Moore, Oxford Hills; Meghan Perrin, Bonny Eagle; Paul Cameron, Deering; Andrew Kirby, Caribou; Eric Terrill, Ellsworth; Corrie Kemp, Lawrence; Alex Claverie, Washington Academy; Orion Merril, East Grand; David Hart, Fryeburg Academy; Jess Prince, Gardiner; Rachel Williams, Greely; Tyler Connors, Poland; Kayla Bess, Madison; Jacob Turner, Spruce Mountain; Chelsea Taylor, Wiscasett; Lucas Hafford, MSSM; Jeff Hawksley, Rangeley Lakes; Amanda Isgro, Temple Academy. On the Boy’s side welcome to: Marcio Biasuiz, Cony; Max Thompson, Edward Little; Madison Hodgdon, Hampden Academy; Jason Bellner, Skowhegan; Andrew Gray, Massabesic; Justin Varney, Belfast; Jason Pangburn, John Bapst; John Dean, Maine Central Institute; Travis Doughty, Oceanside; Dakota Gendreau, Waterville; Brian Moreau, Calais; James Shuurman, East Grand; Michael Richardson, Lee Academy; Elliot Peabody, Jones-Beal; Nevin Rhodes, Machais; Will Burdick, Gray-New Gloucester; Martin Ball, Mountain Valley; Alex Valhouli, Traip Academy; Denver Grant, Pine Tree Academy; Rowenna Hathaway, Rangeley Lakes, Cameron Johnson, Temple Academy; Mike Staples, Valley. Returning to coaching this fall are Julia Baird, George Stevens Academy; Jeremy Weathebee, Mattanawcook Academy; Heidi Day, Carrabec; Dave Buck, Dirigo; Alan Curtis, Sacopee Valley; Robert Smith, Hodgdon; Ryan Lincoln and Wayne Newingham of Sumner; and Jeremy Durost, Penobscot Valley. That is a total of 42 new coaches.

If I have omitted anyone please let me know.

By Michael Jeffrey

2021 NFHS Soccer Rules Changes



By NFHS on March 26, 2021


4-2-10 NEW: Head coverings worn for religious reasons shall not be made of abrasive or hard materials; and must fit securely.
Rationale: This rule addition will allow student-athletes to express their religious beliefs through the wearing of headwear without the approval from the state.

4-2-11 NEW ARTICLE: In addition to the above permitted uses, state associations (or designee) may on an individual basis permit a player to participate while wearing a head covering for medical or cosmetic reasons if it is required by a licensed physician. A physician’s statement is required before the state association can approve a covering which is not abrasive, hard or dangerous to any other player and which is attached in such a way it is highly unlikely that it will come off during play.

Coaching Requirements for 2021

MANDATORY RULES CLINICS: There will not be a mandatory rules clinic held in soccer this fall. A power point will be provided for all coaches to watch. The process for all coaches to verify that they have viewed the rules clinic is being developed.
*Each coach must complete the NFHS “Concussion in Sport – What You Need to Know” video that is available at the NFHS website (
*Each coach must complete the NFHS “A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention” video that is available at the NFHS website ( *Each coach must complete the NFHS “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” video that is available at the NFHS website (
*Each coach must complete the NFHS “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” video that is available at the NFHS website (


United Soccer Coaches 2022 National Convention in Kansas City

Why You Should Attend the 2022 United Soccer Coaches Convention

After a year spent at home, it’s time to reunite with your soccer community. As the largest gathering of soccer coaches and administrators, we unite our community from around the nation, and beyond! Attend the 2022 United Soccer Coaches Convention to experience sessions based on topics that shake the soccer world and learn from world-class presenters.

“During this time of unprecedented interruption in our lives, we can always find comfort in the soccer community we are tied to.” United Soccer Coaches President Kevin Sims said. “With change comes the opportunity to create, and the association is well-equipped and ready to create an unmatched digital experience to deliver to its 2021 Convention attendees.”

Unites Soccer Coaches will provide more details on the Digital Convention in the coming weeks and months including the Digital Exhibit Hall, Career Fair, Advocacy Hour, and more!

For more information go to: