Blog - Soccer Parenting Association - Inspiring Players by Empowering Parents

9 Important Roles and Expectations of a Soccer Parent

If you have been around the youth soccer world for any amount of time, you will know that we still have a lot of work to do in order to create a consistently healthy environment for our players to thrive

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Utilizing Multi-Sport Activities for Optimal Soccer & Athlete Development

As a mom, I worked hard to get Cali, my soccer playing daughter, into a variety of sports when she was young. Afterall, there is ample research (this link is to a master's thesis providing an overview

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Young Athletes Will Learn About More Than Soccer Traveling to the World Cup this Summer

The 1.3 million people expected to gather in France for the FIFA Women’s World Cup starting this month will likely set a new attendance record for the event. The most successful U.S. women’s national

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What is Happening to the Idea of Team?

I think I understand the many influences and issues in youth sports better than most. I should. I spend every working moment and beyond immersed in youth sports. My role is not restricted to one specific

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Your Parent Guide to Helping Your Child Be Inspired by the FIFA World Cup

The Women’s World Cup began in Paris on Friday, June 7th with a France-Korea (4-0) match that kicked of 52 games in 9 French host cities, culminating in a July 7 final.Here is a link to the complete

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Clubs Winning Culture: Richmond Strikers and their Tryout Process

The Clubs Winning Culture series highlights clubs doing the exceptional when it comes to unique programming that impacts club culture.  We hear so often how stressful the Youth Soccer Tryout

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Soccer Parenting Coach of IMPACT Award Winner Announcement

Congratulations to all of our 10 Finalists!  We are thrilled to honor the work you do to IMPACT the lives of players, parents and communities through the game of soccer.  Check out the video

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Meet our 10 Soccer Parenting Coach of IMPACT Finalists

Soccer Parenting is excited to announce our first ever award by nomination campaign, the Coach of IMPACT Award, sponsored by TorrX soccer ball pumps.  We will be announcing one finalist

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My Son Has ADHD: What I Want Parents, Coaches and Officials to Understand

If you are the parent or coach of a child with ADHD and would like to join a Soccer Parenting Association working group to develop a Best Practices Guide for Coaches of Children with ADHD based on

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Coaching Gift Suggestions

Tired of the quintessential "Gift Card" Coach Gift?  We have 3 soccer coach gift suggestions your child's coach will LOVE!Check out this 4 minute video where we describe the 3 products and then find

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