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5 Ways Parents Can Make a Losing Season a Win

In addition to being a soccer parent, I am also a coach.  This season I have a U-10 girls team with the Richmond Strikers, in Richmond Virginia.  I love these girls – and I am tremendously

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Parent and Player Playing Series with Techne Futbol

Welcome to the Parent & Player Playing Series - Short Videos that show you a fun and engaging soccer exercise to do outside with your child!  Thank you to our friend, Yael Averbuch with Techne

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The Possibility of a Soccer Experience for Every Youth in America

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Accessibility in youth soccer is a very complex issue. There is certainly not a single solution to making the possibility of a soccer experience available to every youth

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Youth Soccer In America – (Solvable) Problems We Face

I recently joined Buford Mobley, the founder of the Soccer Parent Life Facebook Group to talk about the work we are doing at Soccer Parenting to #MakeYouthSoccerBetter.  You can find the entire 45

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Webinar Announced: Inclusion and Accessibility in Youth Soccer in America

Wednesday, October 28Noon EST REGISTER NOW Please join us for a high impact conversation with four expert leaders: Lawrence Cann, Founder and CEO of Street Soccer USANicole Hercules, Executive

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7 Questions Goalkeeper Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Coach

7 words will change your child’s soccer career, when they tell you: “I think I want to play goalkeeper.”  For some families it will be a natural progression.  Perhaps the coach has been

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Christie Rampone and Dr. Kristine Keane on “Be All In”

Our number one responsibility as sports parents is to make sure our children are in an environment that suits their athletic potential as well as their athletic mentality.  As parents – it’s essential

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New Webinar Announced: USWNT Legend Christie Pearce and Dr. Kristine Keane

Please join us for a high impact conversation with USWNT Legend Christie Rampone and Sports Neuropsychologist Dr. Kristine Keane as we discuss their new book:Be All In: Raising Kids for Success in Sports

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Youth Sports is a Journey, Not a Destination

COVID. Demonstrations and riots. Divisive politics. Home schooling. Wildfires. Smoke.As a coach for 30 years, and a parent for nearly 15 of those years, I am probably like most

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One Player, One Team, One Club, One Love

The killing of George Floyd was a tipping point for me.  No longer could I choose to ignore the injustices being perpetrated against Black people by classifying these events as individual incidents.

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