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The Exciting Room for Growth in Player and Coaching Development via ODP

I spent the past week coaching at Girls Region I Camp at the University of Rhode Island. If my memory serves me correctly, it was 18 years since my previous visit to Region I Camp as a coach and over

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An Informative Answer to: “What is a Soccer Club?”

What is a soccer club? Who is the club? What does the club do?These are commonly asked questions, and depending on whom you ask you will get a different answer from each person. If you ask a world soccer

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Opportunities to Improve Youth Soccer: Project Parent

This past Tuesday I attended the Project Play Summit in Washington, DC – organized by The Aspen Institute. The Summit, seeking to reimagine sports in America with health and inclusion as core values,

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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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