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Why BOOT IT is a Four Letter Word

…And not necessarily the safe optionIt’s something you hear at soccer games at all ages and levels in the United States all too often:A player wins possession of a ball deep in their own half and immediately

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Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse with the Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017

The following press release regarding “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017,” which is new federal legislation signed into law effective Feb. 14, 2018

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The Importance of Small Sided Soccer Games, Equal Playing Time for All, and Not Forgetting the Late Bloomers!

One of my “must-listen to” Podcasts is from my good friend John O’Sullivan – the Way of Champions.  Each week John interviews experts in sports, coaching , leadership

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What Parents Need to Know About Crumb Rubber, Synthetic Turf and Field Safety.

As more and more municipalities, schools and clubs are building turf fields, parents, coaches, and Board members must educate themselves about the different types of synthetic and grass playing surfaces.

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Sheriffs FC & DSAL Provide a Cost-Free Soccer Experience

Omar Cervantes reached out to me in response to the article I wrote Let’s Be Reasonable: Stop Saying Eliminate Pay to Play  telling me about his club in Northern California that is provided

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Thank You, Dr. Machnik

Later tonight Dr. Joseph Machnik will be inducted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame, an honor he deserves for his roles in coach and goalkeeper education, as a referee, coach, commentator, leader and pioneer.

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Soccer Leaders Chime In On “Why Parent Engagement is Important”

The term “Parent Engagement” has become a buzzword in youth soccer recently. Clubs are working to develop Parent Engagement Programs and, likewise, parents are being encouraged to get more involved. 

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A National Curriculum for Volunteer Recreational Youth Soccer Coaches

I had lunch with a friend yesterday – and in an effort to both make conversation and receive some advice – he told me he was coaching a recreational level U-9 boys team. Knowing I was a professional

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U.S. Soccer’s Frank Tschan on the Importance of Coaches Engaging Parents

We are in the middle of an exciting revolution in youth soccer. Thankfully, we are progressing from a Wild West environment where each coach operates independently, to having a more Club-Centric approach

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Team Management Apps for Youth Soccer

In a recent survey by the Siena College Research Institute, 43% of parents have coached at some point in the past 5 years and it’s no surprise that the second most popular sport they have coached

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