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Parents: Be In Control of the College Recruiting Process

I spent much of the recent Holiday Break in Sanford, Florida at the ECNL showcase. My daughter is a freshman, so this was the first soccer event where the college coaches converged on our sidelines –

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Should My Child Play Up?

A number of parents have contacted me recently with questions about children playing up to their Graduation Year vs. Playing in their Birth Year. It’s a relevant and important subject, and worthy of

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Play College Soccer: 4 Factors to Consider

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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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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5 Lessons for Youth Athletes Who Dream of Playing College Sports

Over my 20 years in college athletics and the last nine as a Div. I athletic director, I have enjoyed working directly with several high-level men’s and women’s soccer programs. I have the fortune

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Soccer Tryouts – Stress for Players…and Parents!

Soccer Tryouts.The time of year we sometimes find ourselves lying awake in bed at night stressing over the future of our young soccer player.The time of year we find our hearts beating in our throats as

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A Scholarship is Not the Objective

Nothing shocks me more than a CRAZY SOCCER parent of a 12 year old player saying they are happy to pay for the youth sports now because it will lead to a college scholarship and money savings

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