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How’s Your Soccer IQ? Defensive Shifting with SportsLab360

The modules at SportsLab360 address soccer principles of play and tactical knowledge in a fun, gamified manner that is both engaging and super effective when it comes to practical learning. With 64 interactive

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Fostering A Soccer IQ for Your Child, and You!

The list of tasks required of a youth soccer coach is long: Practice planning, individual player relationships, team culture building, game preparation, parent relationships, tactical periodization, not

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Webinar Announcement: Parents and Coaches Collaborating to Support Players with At Home Training

In this free live webinar we will bring together parents, coaches and a Licensed Clinical Counselor to discuss our children and their motivation and inspiration around the game during this COVID-19 crisis. Maintaining

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Here We Go Again – DA Shuts Doors and Clubs Scramble for Leagues

Here we go again.The Development Academy shuts down, MLS launches a new boys elite youth league, the Boys ECNL expands, US Youth Soccer announces they are leading the development of a new new Elite Soccer

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An Important Message to Parents as the US Soccer DA Dissolves

This post was updated at 11:00 pm EST on Wednesday April 15With the official announcement of US Soccer dissolving the Development Academy (DA), we face yet another restructuring in our youth soccer landscape

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Community Matters: Lessons for Families in Solidarity, Teamwork and Commitment

I have had a lot of conversations this past week with youth soccer club leaders from across the country, doing my best to provide emotional support and clear guidance as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis

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Developing a Mental Toolkit with Stuart Singer

In this special webinar just for youth soccer players, Stuart Singer - Mental Performance Expert is giving players thoughtful advice, important insights, and relevant education to develop...A Mental Strength

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Club Leadership Discussion on COVID-19 Responses – Recording

A sincere thank you to the panelists for this important discussion orchestrated by Soccer Parenting and Beyond Pulse regarding club-wide responses to the COVID-19 issues we are all facing in the youth

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4 Ways to Make Youth Soccer Better from Tony DiCicco and SoccerPlus Camps (via Tom Shields and Beyond Pulse)

Tom Shields and I share a common history as staff members/directors for Tony DiCicco's SoccerPlus Camps.  While Tom and I didn't meet there, or even work together at the same time, the inspiration

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Equal Pay and the Culture that Facilitates Frustration

For years, like so many other aspiring (male and female) coaches and people in the game, I have been hesitant to speak up against the Federation for fear of it affecting my soccer relationships with clubs,

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