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3 Critical Moves Soccer Parents Must Take for US Soccer Reform

On February 8, 2018, at the U.S. Soccer AGM in Orlando, Florida – a new United States Soccer Federation President will be elected. This is an incredibly significant election, at an important crossroads

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The Power of Sport to Transform Lives: Remembering Ennio

It’s amazing to me how often I think of my time playing in Udine, Italy, reminisce about a friendship or experience from that brief time in my life, or find myself smiling as my mind is triggered by

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Tom Farrey on the State of Youth Soccer and Sport in America

I am thrilled to be able to bring this interview with Emmy Award winning journalist Tom Farrey to SoccerParenting.com.  Tom’s book, Game On, was a catalyst book I read years ago as my

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Calling All Youth Soccer Clubs in the USA – An Open Letter from USWNT Legend Tiffeny Milbrett

DEAR ANY STATE YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION IN THE USA (and the U.S. SOCCER DA AND ECNL):Thanks for your understanding in my need to reach out and request rule changes and policy formation that will go against

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Youth Soccer Needs a Reality Check

Youth soccer is not working and it’s time to start to find solutions and fix the problems!Players deserve a better environment in which they can reap all the life-changing benefits of a youth soccer

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3 Important Ways Parents Can Help Improve Youth Soccer

​​​​​​​​​​​I spent the better part of the past month conducting the 21 interviews with youth soccer leaders, experts in leadership, sport psychology, parenting, nutrition, fitness

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Rush Youth Soccer Club SoccerParenting.com Interview

Thanks to Rush Soccer for inviting me onto the Rush Soccer Developmental Google Hangout.  Rush Soccer hosts these calls a couple of times a month for their Developmental Coaches.  They

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The Powerful and Remarkable Language of Soccer

I am always absolutely amazed when the winner of a PGA tour event is being interviewed on TV after a round of golf and they can remember the second shot on 7, or the drive they hit on15. I rarely remembered

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Will U.S. Soccer’s early-specialization decree trigger unintended consequences?

This article originally appeared on SoccerWire.com and is republished here with their permission.With the recent news from U.S. Soccer announcing the launch of a Girls Developmental Academy in

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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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