It is important that youth players get exposure to the highest level of competition. More unbelievably high level international and club matches can be seen on television now than ever. Players can also search through Youtube for highlights and skills demonstrated by the world's best. MLS and WPS matches are also great events to see from New York to Massachusetts. Even more local are College and Academy matches. Many colleges and universities give youth teams the opportunity to get very close to the action (via ball-boys/girls, tunnel runs, autograph sessions, and halftime games). These matches serve as a nice team function, and better yet, great learning experiences seeing players they look up to execute the same skills that SCP coaches teach. Below are some opportunities in the local area. We recommend that you take a moment to see at least 1 match this fall!