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Make Your Own Ball Day – Teaching Our Children Lessons In Social Change through Soccer

The sport of soccer is uniquely positioned, because of it’s global nature, to teach our children to find their place in the world and to understand the power of social change. If you are looking for

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How Crazy Soccer Parents Are Ruining Youth Soccer – VIDEO

Crazy Soccer Parents are ruining youth soccer and there is a solution.This 8 minute clip below from a presentation SoccerParenting.com founder Skye Eddy Bruce gave to coaches at the the NSCAA Convention

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Winning Club Culture – South Central Soccer Academy – Indiana

I met Mark Spiegel at the NSCAA Convention last month in Los Angeles. He walked up to the Changing the Game Project booth where I was working and John O’Sullivan, a friend and mentor of his, introduced

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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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