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The Powerful and Remarkable Language of Soccer

I am always absolutely amazed when the winner of a PGA tour event is being interviewed on TV after a round of golf and they can remember the second shot on 7, or the drive they hit on15. I rarely remembered

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Don’t Call Me A Soccer Mom

Let me tell you a secret. If you want to upset me, make my heart rumble a bit and the hair on the back of my neck stand up, there’s only one thing you need to do:Call me a “Soccer Mom.”I loath the

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Do You Love Watching Your Kids Play?

I spent a recent Saturday morning on the sidelines at the soccer fields during the Jefferson Cup tournament in Richmond, Virginia. I was distributing marketing materials for Soccer Parenting

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Youth Soccer Spotlight Podcast with Skye Eddy Bruce

I was thrilled to join Football.com’s Youth Soccer Spotlight recently.Grab a cup of coffee and have a listen!Football.com’s Youth Soccer Spotlight is an exciting and informative journey through the

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Seek an Environment Where Your Child is Being Coached on Thought, Decision Making and Awareness

If my 15 year old child were trying out for a team and was an exceptional player – great on the ball, quick to make decisions, moving off the ball to make the game simple for their teammates, hard working

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Your Child Deserves a Quality Youth Soccer Experience

I am often asked why I started the Soccer Parenting Association.It’s a story that comes down to one word: QUALITY.My daughter’s U-8 soccer environment was not one of quality. The fields and facilities

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Will U.S. Soccer’s early-specialization decree trigger unintended consequences?

This article originally appeared on SoccerWire.com and is republished here with their permission.With the recent news from U.S. Soccer announcing the launch of a Girls Developmental Academy in

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Just Like Schools, Great Soccer Clubs Have Great Teachers and Active Parents

For 24 years, I had the privilege of making an attempt to impact young people’s lives whilst serving as a physical education teacher. For 12 of those years, I wore two hats; that of PE and health teacher

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High School Soccer – To Play or Not to Play.

I’m just going to come right out and say it…I didn’t want my daughter to play high school soccer.For those of us with children playing at a high level, this is often a difficult situation.I

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INTRODUCING: Birth Year Headbands!!!

In an effort to add a little levity to the stressful Birth Year Registration Mandates being enacted by US Soccer  –Enter Birth Year Headbands!U.S. Soccer, in their communication about the need for

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