Category Archives for PARENT

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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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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Julie Foudy on Soccer’s Unique Ability to Inspire Lives

This interview with Julie Foudy kicked off the most recent Soccer Parenting Summit – a weekend-long virtual summit where I pushed out 22 interviews from youth soccer, performance, parenting

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Mistakes vs. Limitations for the Youth Goalkeeper

The primary way most goalkeepers seem to be judged – from the highest levels of the professional game, right down to grassroots youth games in the park – is by some arbitrary equation which takes into

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Youth Sports Nutrition – Fueling Our Youth Athletes

We had record registration and attendance at our monthly webinar earlier today with expert guest, Abby Forman – Registered Dietitian, providing us with great insights on youth sports nutrition and how

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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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Be Reasonable: Let’s Stop Saying “Eliminate Pay-to-Play”

Can we talk about Pay-to-Play for a moment?Can we be rational and realistic about the financial model youth sports is based upon and stop calling for an end to Pay-to-Play?Can we pause, reflect and recognize

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