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When Does Learning and Development Take Place?

My daughter is getting settled at Emerson College in the heart of Boston as a first year student (and athlete). Last weekend, the first weekend for many of the First Years at Emerson (she has been there

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No Weekend Plans? Try Footgolf

“Mom, I’m bored.”My goalkeeper son and I had arrived in Spain for a two and a half week vacation.  We had flown into Marbella, on the southern Mediterranean coast, to give us a chance to relax

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TiPEVO to Power a Nation-Wide Soccer Club Directory

US Youth Soccer recently announced a partnership with TiPEVO - to power a nation-wide club directory that will give parents a voice and also clarity when making soccer decisions for their child.  TiPEVO

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Utilizing Multi-Sport Activities for Optimal Soccer & Athlete Development

As a mom, I worked hard to get Cali, my soccer playing daughter, into a variety of sports when she was young. Afterall, there is ample research (this link is to a master's thesis providing an overview

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Young Athletes Will Learn About More Than Soccer Traveling to the World Cup this Summer

The 1.3 million people expected to gather in France for the FIFA Women’s World Cup starting this month will likely set a new attendance record for the event. The most successful U.S. women’s national

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What is Happening to the Idea of Team?

I think I understand the many influences and issues in youth sports better than most. I should. I spend every working moment and beyond immersed in youth sports. My role is not restricted to one specific

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Meet our 10 Soccer Parenting Coach of IMPACT Finalists

Soccer Parenting is excited to announce our first ever award by nomination campaign, the Coach of IMPACT Award, sponsored by TorrX soccer ball pumps.  We will be announcing one finalist

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My Son Has ADHD: What I Want Parents, Coaches and Officials to Understand

If you are the parent or coach of a child with ADHD and would like to join a Soccer Parenting Association working group to develop a Best Practices Guide for Coaches of Children with ADHD based on

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The Secret to Fulfilling Our Potential as a Soccer Nation

One of the slides I often use in presentations to soccer coaches, parents and club directors depicts the various issues/problems/inefficiencies with our youth soccer landscape.  We discuss the power

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8 DISCONNECTIONS between Coaches and Parents in Youth Soccer

One of the key changes in the U.S. Soccer coaching license pathway has been a recognition and inclusion of a task entitled “Managing the Performance Environment”. A key part of this task for coaches

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