Copyright, Registered Trademark, and Terms of Use


The full contents of the Website is protected by Copyright under the laws of the United States of America and all other laws regarding intellectual property.  This includes, but is not limited to the following synonyms:



Coaching American®

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Coaching American Soccer, Coaching American,®,, and the full content of the Website (including the full content of the Master Glossary as published in The ULTIMATE SOCCER DICTIONARY of American Terms) are protected by Copyright under the laws of the United States of America and other countries and all other laws worldwide regarding intellectual property.  This includes, but is not restricted to, pictures, logos, images, illustrations, audio, video, and text in electronic or printed form.  All rights, express or otherwise, are reserved to the author, John Harves (John C. Harves).  Rights regarding registered trademarks, logotypes, service marks, third-party content, or references to common-use names of other companies or products, if not otherwise noted, are reserved to the originating author or company, if legally valid.


For Coaching  American  Soccer,, and,®,®, and Coaching American® and the associated silhouette of a soccer player about to kick a ball (in all combinations of colors) is an official Registered Trademark ® with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (#45211115) and is only available for the exclusive use of Coaching American®.  Any other use without permission constitutes a violation of Federal law.


The Website, this Website, Coaching American Soccer, Coaching American,,®, and author John Harves (John C. Harves) are hereby declared to be synonymous.

By accessing and using any content of this Website, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the Copyright, Registered Trademark, Terms of Use, Links to External Sites, and No Warranties or Liability clauses contained herein.

John Harves (John C. Harves) and this Website reserve the right to change the content of the Website and the Terms of Use without notice.

The content of this Website is for personal use only.  No commercial use is authorized without the express, written, consent of the author.  At no time shall any of the content of the Website be sold or commercially published without a valid contract, signed by the author.  This also applies to any use of the content as a narrative for any audio or video production, such as a “YouTube” presentation, whether for commercial purposes or not.

Any of the content of the Website may not be edited or modified by a user for any purpose whatsoever without the expressed, written, consent of the author.

By accessing the Website, you agree to not reproduce, transmit, distribute, disseminate, display, use as audio or video narrative, broadcast or circulate any of the Website’s content without full and proper attribution.  Printed or electronic copies of complete articles (approximately one to five, 8-1/2 x 11″ typed/printed pages each), in any form, are permitted as long as they include the following copyright citation as full attribution:

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John C. Harves®

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© Copyright 2005 – 2024, John C. Harves,®, All Rights Reserved

The author reserves the right to issue a “Take-Down Notice” if the content is not being used in an appropriate manner.  The author has sole discretion on the definition of “appropriate.”  All Take-Down Notices must be completed within 24 hours of notification.  Copyright violations are subject to legal action.  If legal remedy is required for compliance, the user shall pay for all legal and court fees.

Any time someone republishes or links to the content of the Website they will use the “Contact Us” feature of the Website to notify the author.

Anyone may link electronically to as long as the link functions properly.  No embedded links within articles may be disabled.

Portions of articles from the Website may be used as long as they are in quotes, are not modified in any way, and contain full attribution as identified above, either immediately following the quote or within a bibliography.  When used on-line, no embedded links within portions of articles may be disabled.

Approvals may be obtained by using the “Contact Us” feature of this Website.

At no time shall any attribution to any narrative, pictures, logos, images, text, audio, video or other media be ascribed to the Website that does not appear in the content of the Website.

Further, the user agrees to:

  1. Make no claim of association to the Website;
  2. Not infringe on any of the Website’s copyrights and trademarks;
  3. Release the Website and its author, officers, contributors, members, employees, relatives, spouses, heirs and assigns from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of, or in any way connected with, the use of the content of the Website.


The Website may contain links to websites operated by persons or entities other than those associated with this Website. and any of the persons associated with it shall not be held responsible for the content or operation of such external websites.  Any link contained in this Website shall not necessarily imply endorsement of the content or operations of the linked website.  The user is subject to the rights, terms, and conditions of use as expressed in the linked website when in that website or using the content.


The content of the Website is provided as a courtesy to soccer coaches, parents of soccer players, administrators, players themselves, and others.  John C. Harves, contributors to the Website, and all of their relatives, heirs and assigns, shall not be held liable for the use or the mis-application of any of the content contained within the Website.

The user has access to, and use of, the Website and its content on an “as-is” or “as-available” basis with absolutely no warranties or liability on the part of the Website or its contributors  expressed, suggested, or implied.  The Website includes facts, views, opinion, and recommendations with no control over their application.  Therefore, the author and this Website specifically disclaims any representation or warranty to anyone acting or relying on the content of the Website and shall not be held liable for any loss or damages.

Further, names given to the “Soccer Fun Games” contained within this Website are common, generic names, most of which have existed and been in use throughout the United States since approximately 1972.  Because of this, no claim is made by® to have invented or trademarked any of these names, except where specifically noted.  To do so would be to find that the name is clearly associated with a specific entity as the particular, and original, source.  No such valid evidence has been found to date.   This is equally true for the thousands of words and terms associated with the sport of soccer itself as contained within the Website.


The Website requests that you help us with respect to copyright protections.  If you have any belief that work has been reproduced from this Website in any way that may constitute copyright infringement, please use the “Contact Us” feature of the Website to notify us.  Please provide as much detail as possible regarding the material copied and its source.  In addition, it would be most appreciated if you provide your telephone number, but this is optional.