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The Reyna and Berhalter Situation – 7 Takeaways

It’s been hard to watch the Reyna - Berhalter situation play out across national and world-wide media this week. I won’t go into the details of the situation as it’s truly impossible to understand

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Zero Minutes

There is one aspect of the youth-sports game that I have yet to comprehend, and that is the coach that does not play certain kids in games. I have been a coach and sports parent for decades, but I just

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Our Clubs and Coaches Can and Must Do Better

Sadly, the list just keeps growing....An email from a parent whose 9 year old just travelled three states away to a tournament, was ridiculed by teammates thanks to the culture the coach established within

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How We Can Help Our Young Players Maximize Their Mental Potential – Webinar Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined the webinar with Mental Performance Coach Lucas Zeiler on Tuesday 24th May! We discussed how players should prepare for the College & Professional Levels, what parents

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12 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being The Rec Coach

Does your child want to play on a rec soccer team? Yes? Are you sure? Congratulations, now you’re the coach. Resist all you want. This. Is. Happening.When you politely explain that you work full time,

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The Disconnect Between Spectators and Referees

The Journey from Soccer Parent to PresidentIn 2010, my oldest son started his soccer journey at the ripe old age of 5. I had played two seasons of recreational soccer in first and second grade and that

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Assessments by Coaches – Just Five Pieces of Paper

My son played 16 years of organized soccer from peewees through college. Over that time, he received just five written assessments from his coaches. That’s right, five sets of deliberate and purposeful

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A Winning Introduction to Soccer for 4-8 Year Olds – Webinar Recap

Thanks to nearly 250 of you who joined us for our latest webinar with two coaching experts - Nick Levett of UK Coaching, and Pammie Sichangwa of Sting Soccer Club. We discussed coaching tips, advice for

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Supporting Our Children Who Struggle with Anxiety: Soccer Resilience and Dr. Brad Miller

Dr. Brad MillerSoccer ResilienceSkye EddyFounder, Soccer ParentingAnxiety, specifically performance anxiety, is a real problem for many youth players. The good news is parents can help. Clinical psychologist

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The Sideline Sit-down

Typically, if one were asked who comprised the members of a youth soccer team, the expected response would be that the team is composed of players and the coaching staff. I would like to borrow a term

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