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What is Resiliency and How Do We Help Our Kids Build It?

Resilience is the quality of recovering quickly from failure and setback, and not only returning to whatever level you have already achieved, but actually using the adversity as an opportunity to grow

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What Should Parents Say When Their Child Is Frustrated With Playing Time?

One of the hardest things to deal with as an athlete – youth to pro – is not getting playing time. Every athlete wants to contribute, wants to feel like they are a part of the accomplishments of the

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A Must Follow Rule to Help Your Child Develop a Solid Performance Mindset

One of the areas that is discussed a lot, but parents often don’t really know what to do with is the process of developing a solid performance mindset for our young athletes. How to handle the stress

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David Copeland Smith of Beast Mode Soccer on Individual Skills Training

The positive feedback I have received from this month’s SoccerParentResourceCenter.com webinar with David Copeland Smith, the founder of Beast Mode Soccer, is a demonstration of the

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Allistair McCaw on Growth Mindset and Choosing Your Child’s Sports Environment

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Allistair McCaw a world-renowned Sports Performance Consultant, Mindset Coach and Team Culture Builder for MySoccerParenting.com.  Allistair is the

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Help Your Child Become a Student of the Game!

Ask any professional soccer player what they wanted to be when they were younger, and they will likely say “a professional soccer player.” And I can almost guarantee that many of them wrote down on

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Maintaining Consistency on the Field: What’s Your Number?

In a previous article, I wrote about the psychological characteristics of developing excellence (PCDEs). One of these was self-awareness, which in sport involves being aware of:How you are interacting

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Help Your Child Boost Performance by Developing Imagery Skills

Do not think about a bright purple elephant.You probably are now not only thinking about one, you can picture it, too, in all its huge, purple glory. This illustrates two concepts close to mental conditioning;

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Are You Interfering with Your Child’s Youth Soccer Performance?

I had a confrontation with a parent on the sideline recently that really shook me up.This parent was yelling at the kids on the field, at me the coach and was just plain rude. Post game I went to speak

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A Master Lesson in Being a Teammate

I am thrilled to welcome Ed McLaughlin, Athletic Director at Virginia Commonwealth University and a parent of 3 elite youth soccer players to SoccerParenting.  Ed’s first article, “Five

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