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Youth Soccer Needs a Reality Check

Youth soccer is not working and it’s time to start to find solutions and fix the problems!Players deserve a better environment in which they can reap all the life-changing benefits of a youth soccer

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Youth Soccer is at a Tipping Point

I have spent the past five days in Los Angeles at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (now called United Soccer Coaches) Convention with thousands of soccer coaches seeking knowledge,

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Help Your Child Boost Performance by Developing Imagery Skills

Do not think about a bright purple elephant.You probably are now not only thinking about one, you can picture it, too, in all its huge, purple glory. This illustrates two concepts close to mental conditioning;

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3 Important Ways Parents Can Help Improve Youth Soccer

​​​​​​​​​​​I spent the better part of the past month conducting the 21 interviews with youth soccer leaders, experts in leadership, sport psychology, parenting, nutrition, fitness

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Soccer Parent Verbally Abusing Players Is Unacceptable

My daughter arrived home a few minutes ago from a weekend away playing two ECNL games. She walked right into my office with a huge smile on her face. I’m thinking, “Awesome, I can’t wait to

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Fun is Subjective – Why Finding Fun is Important

So many times I hear from the parents of players of all ages “I just want him/her to have fun.” What is often forgotten is that what is fun for one child may look very different to another.

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Are You Interfering with Your Child’s Youth Soccer Performance?

I had a confrontation with a parent on the sideline recently that really shook me up.This parent was yelling at the kids on the field, at me the coach and was just plain rude. Post game I went to speak

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In Celebration of My Son Being Athletically Average

Today is my son’s 13th birthday. Along with celebrating his birthday – I am celebrating his continued participation in sport.This generation of children is the first generation in over 200 years

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The Powerful Value of the Elusive Youth Soccer Report Card

Imagine how bizarre it would be for your child to go to school an entire year and never bring home a report card. If that were the case, your perception of how they are performing in school and what they

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Rush Youth Soccer Club SoccerParenting.com Interview

Thanks to Rush Soccer for inviting me onto the Rush Soccer Developmental Google Hangout.  Rush Soccer hosts these calls a couple of times a month for their Developmental Coaches.  They

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