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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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Youth Soccer Rankings

The original title of this article was going to be “How Rankings are Ruining Youth Soccer”……and then the past hour happened.I spent an hour of my life navigating between Got Soccer, Top Drawer

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Dear Parents: SILENCE IS GOLDEN

Be honest. Are you screaming on the sidelines?Be very honest. Do you think it helps?A parent asked me if I was a competitive person. My friend who knows me almost choked on his chorizo sandwich. He knew

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Youth Soccer, Train Car Conversations and Being Mindful of the End

One of my favorite soccer memories is, well, not about soccer at all. I consider it a soccer memory though, as the only reason it happened was because of the game.When I was 16 years old

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Youth Soccer Needs A CULTURAL SHIFT!

A cultural shift is required when ideas that are neither confronted or debated – ideas which are so engrained in our lives we don’t question them – are wrong.What ideas are accepted as truth in youth

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Parents: Be In Control of the College Recruiting Process

I spent much of the recent Holiday Break in Sanford, Florida at the ECNL showcase. My daughter is a freshman, so this was the first soccer event where the college coaches converged on our sidelines –

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5 Calls to Action for Youth Soccer

We must not measure the development of soccer in the United States simply by the number of people who play soccer, rather, we must measure it by the number of people who love soccer. It is the people

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Player Monitoring and Youth Soccer

In this interview I ask:Can you tell us about Player Monitoring and how it can affect our kids?Dr. Toby Brooks discusses:How far player monitoring has come from the initial core temperature and cortisol

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