Blog - Page 13 of 23 - Soccer Parenting Association - Inspiring Players by Empowering Parents

Dear National Council: We Are Counting On You.

Dear National Council Voting Members:We are counting on you.Later this week you will choose a new U.S. Soccer President, and with this election comes the possibility for change – real change. We have

Read More

Be Reasonable: Let’s Stop Saying “Eliminate Pay-to-Play”

Can we talk about Pay-to-Play for a moment?Can we be rational and realistic about the financial model youth sports is based upon and stop calling for an end to Pay-to-Play?Can we pause, reflect and recognize

Read More

3 Essential Elements for our Developing Soccer Culture

The dust has settled, the emotional pleas for change have waned, and 3 months post the near apocalyptic event of the U.S. Men’s National Team failing to qualify for the World Cup we are in the middle

Read More

3 Critical Moves Soccer Parents Must Take for US Soccer Reform

On February 8, 2018, at the U.S. Soccer AGM in Orlando, Florida – a new United States Soccer Federation President will be elected. This is an incredibly significant election, at an important crossroads

Read More

Soccer Leaders Chime In On “Why Parent Engagement is Important”

The term “Parent Engagement” has become a buzzword in youth soccer recently. Clubs are working to develop Parent Engagement Programs and, likewise, parents are being encouraged to get more involved. 

Read More

Help Your Child Become a Student of the Game!

Ask any professional soccer player what they wanted to be when they were younger, and they will likely say “a professional soccer player.” And I can almost guarantee that many of them wrote down on

Read More

Kelley Pulisic on Raising an Exceptional Player and Teaching Character Lessons through Soccer

I am honored to make this interview from the 2016 Soccer Parenting Summit available to all parents and coaches.  The Soccer Parenting Summit was a virtual gathering of youth soccer, performance, sport

Read More

Size Matters – The Little Athlete’s Perspective

"What can I do to grow?”...my son asks as we drive home from training.“Why?” I respond.“Because everyone is bigger than me and I just want to be their size.”When your child enjoys playing sport,

Read More

A National Curriculum for Volunteer Recreational Youth Soccer Coaches

I had lunch with a friend yesterday – and in an effort to both make conversation and receive some advice – he told me he was coaching a recreational level U-9 boys team. Knowing I was a professional

Read More
>