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Webinar Announcement: Chris Gorres on Optimum Athlete Development &Soccer

Register for the Free ​Webinar Chris Gorres is a nationally known performance trainer with a strong background in soccer, having worked with many of our men’s and women’s national team players

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Realities and Reflections on Return to Activity

What a couple of months this has been for our youth soccer ecosystem as parents, coaches, clubs, administrators, referees and others connected to the game have collectively and individually established

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Introducing our NEW LOGOS! TA-DA!!!

Today we launch our new Soccer Parenting Association and Soccer Parent Resource Center logos!!  These redesigned logos represent our constant desire to improve our relationships and evolve our messaging

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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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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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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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Club Leadership Matters: The Kwik Goal Club Summit

I spent Sunday to Tuesday of this week in Orlando at The Kwik Goal Club Summit – a gathering for youth soccer club administrators from across the country (and Canada) – learning and discussing best

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Keeping Our Sidelines Safe Requires Safety Measures

On January 12, 2020, at the Albion Development Showcase tournament in Temecula, California, two BU11 teams (Albion SC and InterAmerica ) were in the finals of their bracket.  The game was reportedly

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