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John O’Sullivan on Quality Coaching and Exceptional Developmental Environments

John O'Sullivan and I sat down to discuss his new book: Every Moment Matters - How the Worlds' Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams and talk youth sports!  The conversation

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Best Selling Author Jessica Lahey Joins Soccer Parenting for a Free Webinar

Registration is open for our next SoccerParenting.com FREE webinar to be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm EST with parenting guru: Jessica Lahey.  Jessica is a New York Times Best Selling

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4 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Coach

I’m sure you want your child to have the best soccer experience possible and that will be largely dependent on who their coach is and what club they play for. To ensure you find the best fit for your

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LIVE WEBINAR WITH JOHN O’SULLIVAN

Just announced!!!A pop up live webinar with John O'Sullivan, founder of Changing the Game Project  Wednesday, December 11 at 2:30 EST.FREE REGISTRATION LINK:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9103172729627509771We

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They Lost Every Game Yet Had A Winning Season

My son’s High School JV Soccer Team never won a game. They had a 0-12-1 record, and thanks to the coaches, administrators, parents – and of course the players – they won in many, many other ways.

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Dear Soccer, This is not goodbye. A letter from a college senior.

Ellis Mumford is a senior at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and she penned this "letter to soccer" after walking off the collegiate soccer field for the final time earlier this week.  As

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Referee Issues in Youth Soccer with Esse Baharmast

Earlier this week I sat down for an hour long conversation with legendary American referee, Esse Baharmast.  Esse is the first American referee to participate in the Olympics (Atlanta 1996) and Men's

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Dear Parent: Is Your Sideline Behavior Distracting Your Child or Helping?

It’s Saturday morning and I’m on the way to the soccer fields for Cali’s game.  With quick glances in my rear view mirror I can see her in the backseat, mindlessly staring out the window.“Feeling

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Are You the Parent of a Goalkeeper? READ THIS!

When my son was very little, we used to go this park where Ian Feuer (one of the contributors to this article) was training some older goalkeepers.  Ian probably doesn't remember this, but my son

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Register for the next Free Webinar with Esse Baharmast discussing Referees in Youth Soccer

REGISTER HEREEsse Baharmast is a well-respected former FIFA international referee who is the Director of Referees for Colorado Soccer Association (CSA). Esse provides expert knowledge, advice, mentoring

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