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Understanding the Non-Linear Nature of Athlete Development

Part 2 of a 5 Part Presentation on 5 Essential Things All Parents Must Understand, I discuss the non-linear nature of Athlete Development.  In this clip, I dive into the process of skill acquisition/development,

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5 Ways Parents Can Make a Losing Season a Win

In addition to being a soccer parent, I am also a coach.  This season I have a U-10 girls team with the Richmond Strikers, in Richmond Virginia.  I love these girls – and I am tremendously

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7 Questions Goalkeeper Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Coach

7 words will change your child’s soccer career, when they tell you: “I think I want to play goalkeeper.”  For some families it will be a natural progression.  Perhaps the coach has been

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Christie Rampone and Dr. Kristine Keane on “Be All In”

Our number one responsibility as sports parents is to make sure our children are in an environment that suits their athletic potential as well as their athletic mentality.  As parents – it’s essential

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Youth Sports is a Journey, Not a Destination

COVID. Demonstrations and riots. Divisive politics. Home schooling. Wildfires. Smoke.As a coach for 30 years, and a parent for nearly 15 of those years, I am probably like most

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When Optimism Prevails: The Silver Linings of COVID for Soccer in America

Optimism.  The foundation of courage which is firmly rooted in hope and confidence.  A choice we make on how we will react to a presented situation.  An essential ingredient of forward progress.Optimism

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Susie Petruccelli on Raised a Warrior and the Female Soccer Experience

Susie Petruccelli grew up in a sports-mad, male-dominated family in California, fighting to find her own identity and path.And she did. She won a place on the soccer programme at Harvard University

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Learn about Youth Development in Brazil – The Brazilian Way!

There's been an extra bit of tiki taka around the Soccer Parenting community this past week as we've held a contest where 20 members of the Soccer Parenting community who registered to the Player Consultancy

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Parent Engagement in Youth Sports with Changing the Game Project

I was thrilled to be a guest John O'Sullivan's Way of Champions Podcast alongside Seth Taylor - basically and hour of three friends sitting around talking parenting and youth sports!!! It was a fun conversation...and

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I Like You As You Are – Feedback For Our Children

I just finished watching A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, an expose about my childhood friend:  Mr. Rogers.  I remember the feeling of the hard floor under my legs as I sat transfixed to

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