Skye Eddy Bruce

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Here We Go Again – DA Shuts Doors and Clubs Scramble for Leagues

Here we go again.The Development Academy shuts down, MLS launches a new boys elite youth league, the Boys ECNL expands, US Youth Soccer announces they are leading the development of a new new Elite Soccer

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An Important Message to Parents as the US Soccer DA Dissolves

This post was updated at 11:00 pm EST on Wednesday April 15With the official announcement of US Soccer dissolving the Development Academy (DA), we face yet another restructuring in our youth soccer landscape

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Community Matters: Lessons for Families in Solidarity, Teamwork and Commitment

I have had a lot of conversations this past week with youth soccer club leaders from across the country, doing my best to provide emotional support and clear guidance as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis

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Developing a Mental Toolkit with Stuart Singer

In this special webinar just for youth soccer players, Stuart Singer - Mental Performance Expert is giving players thoughtful advice, important insights, and relevant education to develop...A Mental Strength

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Club Leadership Discussion on COVID-19 Responses – Recording

A sincere thank you to the panelists for this important discussion orchestrated by Soccer Parenting and Beyond Pulse regarding club-wide responses to the COVID-19 issues we are all facing in the youth

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4 Ways to Make Youth Soccer Better from Tony DiCicco and SoccerPlus Camps (via Tom Shields and Beyond Pulse)

Tom Shields and I share a common history as staff members/directors for Tony DiCicco's SoccerPlus Camps.  While Tom and I didn't meet there, or even work together at the same time, the inspiration

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Equal Pay and the Culture that Facilitates Frustration

For years, like so many other aspiring (male and female) coaches and people in the game, I have been hesitant to speak up against the Federation for fear of it affecting my soccer relationships with clubs,

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Highlights from the Ian Barker Interview on Parents and the Youth Soccer Landscape

Ian Barker is the Director of Coaching Education for United Soccer Coaches and joins us for a discussion on a wide range of topics directly related to parents and the youth game. The tension that

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FREE WEBINAR with Sport Performance Expert ERICA SUTER Announced. Register Now!

REGISTER HERE Erica believes athletic development takes time, patience, and work ethic, but the process is meaningful and fulfilling. It’s an oscillating, imperfect journey with ups and downs,

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Club Leadership Matters: The Kwik Goal Club Summit

I spent Sunday to Tuesday of this week in Orlando at The Kwik Goal Club Summit – a gathering for youth soccer club administrators from across the country (and Canada) – learning and discussing best

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