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Youth Soccer is at a Tipping Point

I have spent the past five days in Los Angeles at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (now called United Soccer Coaches) Convention with thousands of soccer coaches seeking knowledge,

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3 Important Ways Parents Can Help Improve Youth Soccer

​​​​​​​​​​​I spent the better part of the past month conducting the 21 interviews with youth soccer leaders, experts in leadership, sport psychology, parenting, nutrition, fitness

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Soccer Parent Verbally Abusing Players Is Unacceptable

My daughter arrived home a few minutes ago from a weekend away playing two ECNL games. She walked right into my office with a huge smile on her face. I’m thinking, “Awesome, I can’t wait to

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In Celebration of My Son Being Athletically Average

Today is my son’s 13th birthday. Along with celebrating his birthday – I am celebrating his continued participation in sport.This generation of children is the first generation in over 200 years

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SoccerParenting.com Founder, Skye Eddy Bruce, on Sirius FC with Glenn Crooks

Check out this 13 minute interview with SoccerParenting.com founder Skye Eddy Bruce on Sirius FC with Glenn Crooks where we discuss many things related to parents and soccer such as:The parent-coach relationship

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Youth Soccer with Chris P. of Rush Soccer

I sat down with Chris P. from Rush Soccer to discuss many things “youth soccer” including:His path to his position as a Developmental Technical Director for Rush SoccerHow defining expectations for

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Opportunities to Improve Youth Soccer: Project Parent

This past Tuesday I attended the Project Play Summit in Washington, DC – organized by The Aspen Institute. The Summit, seeking to reimagine sports in America with health and inclusion as core values,

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The Powerful and Remarkable Language of Soccer

I am always absolutely amazed when the winner of a PGA tour event is being interviewed on TV after a round of golf and they can remember the second shot on 7, or the drive they hit on15. I rarely remembered

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Don’t Call Me A Soccer Mom

Let me tell you a secret. If you want to upset me, make my heart rumble a bit and the hair on the back of my neck stand up, there’s only one thing you need to do:Call me a “Soccer Mom.”I loath the

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Do You Love Watching Your Kids Play?

I spent a recent Saturday morning on the sidelines at the soccer fields during the Jefferson Cup tournament in Richmond, Virginia. I was distributing marketing materials for Soccer Parenting

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