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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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Register for High Performance Week – Free Content All Week Long!

Join us April 18-22 for High Performance Week. This is a week dedicated to the parents (and coaches) of players with big soccer dreams.  Simply register below to have access to a week of learning

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Soccer is the Universal Language

My son surprisingly invited me to join him one summer evening for a training session in preparation for his upcoming college soccer preseason. We had not trained together for several years

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Rules for the Ride Home

Child psychologists, parenting experts, and your spouse have already told you all the things you can’t say to your kid after their game. When your child walks off the field, you give them a high five

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Managing Tryout Stress for Parents and Players

We want to help parents and players through the Tryout season - a notoriously difficult period in the Soccer season. A while ago, Skye and Stu Singer sat down to talk about managing stress

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A Focus on Behavior

When I think of sport, I think of the values it instills in all of us. Soccer allows everyone who plays the opportunity to realize their full potential on the field and learn incredible characteristics

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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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Taking the Stress Out of Youth Sports for Parents!

Being a sports parent is rewarding in so many ways but as with most things, there are two sides to the sports story!  The grind of coordinating logistics to get your athletes to practices, washing

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Lessons From the Parking Lot

Sure, soccer parents get a bad rap for their sideline behavior, but wait until you see them in the wild. Welcome to the parking lot. The air is heavy with whining, impatience, hanger, nerves, and failed

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