High Performance Week

If you have a child with high performance dreams, high performance week is for you!

A week dedicated to supporting the parents of soccer players who have Big dreams.

Gain access all week to our 2 live events, 12+ expert interviews, parents chats, and more!

the live events

Register for a live event to listen in on the conversation, ask questions, and chat with our live attendees.

Dr. Jerry LYNCH

Dr. Jerry Lynch

Dr. Jerry Lynch is one of our favorite level-headed, clear, and optimistic voices at Soccer Parenting, and we are thrilled to have him join us for High Performance Week.  As a Sport Psychologist, Jerry has worked with over 36 NCAA winning programs, NBA, MLS and NFL franchises, and supported Olympian, professional, collegiate, and youth players with his keen guidance and support.


In this hour long, live webinar we will discuss:

  • How parents should support players with big dreams.
  • Processes for helping or children develop a strong, winning mindset.
  • Supporting our children with setbacks and disappointments.
  • The benefits and importance of professional help for your child.
  • Perspective on developing a healthy self-image.
Dr. Jerry Lynch
  • How parents should support players with big dreams.
  • Processes for helping our children develop a strong, winning mindset.
  • Supporting our children with setbacks and disappointments.
  • The benefits and importance of professional help for your child.
  • Perspective on developing a healthy self-image.

Chris Gorres

Chris Gorres

Chris Gorres is a Sport Performance expert with a successful track record of supporting US National Team, professional, collegiate and aspiring youth athletes in reaching their physical potential.  

In this hour long live webinar we will discuss:

  • 5 building blocks of Physical High Performance. 
  • Managing training loads.
  • Lessons in resiliency and determination.
  • Common traits of high performers Chris has worked with.

In this hour long live webinar we will discuss:

  • Five building blocks of physical high performance. 
  • Managing training loads.
  • Lessons in resiliency and determination.
  • Common traits of high performers Chris has worked with.
Chris Gorres

Who is this week for?

This is a week dedicated to parents who have children who dream about playing collegiately, professionally or even for the National Team. Of course, it's too early to know for sure how their playing pathway will unfold, yet we want to encourage our children to dream and be there to guide, support, and inspire in just the right ways. If you have a child with high performance dreams, register now, High Performance Week is for you.

Additional expert Interviews

Conversations to inspire, guide and support parents of players with high performance dreams.

Greg Simmonds

Owner, Own Touch
Former Pro and Jamaican International

Greg Simmonds

Putting the Work In, With Passion

Erica Dumbach

Head Women's Soccer Coach,
Penn State University

Erica Dumbach

The Value of Mentorship and Personal Persistence

Becky Burleigh

Retired college coach,
co-founder, what drives winning

Becky Burleigh

What Drives Winning


Mark Dillon

Executive Director, The Talent Projekt


Mark Dillon

International Experiences that Open Doors and Inspire

Lisa Cole

Head National Team Coach, Fiji


Lisa Cole

Player Pathways to High Performance

Tom Shields

STA Technical director & USL2 Head Coach
Boys Id2 National Staff

Tom Shields

 Considerations for Choosing a Playing Environment

Benjamin Ziemer

President and Technical Director,
NorCal Premier Soccer

Benjamin Ziemer

The Often-Missing Piece: High Performance Technique

Fred Lipka

Technical Director of Player Development, Major League Soccer

Fred Lipka

High Performance Player Development

Steve Cooke

Academy Director, Seattle Sounders

Former MLS & USL Coach

Steve Cooke

Ambition and the Unique Pathways Players Take 

Ryan Hodgson

CEO, Pre-College Development Academy

Ryan Hodgson

High Performance Player Opportunities in the U.S.

Jeff Causey

Former MLS Pro

Jeff Causey

Enabling a Different Pathway for Your Child

Jonathan Harding

Author: Soul

Jonathan Harding

Environments that Get It Right: Lessons in Leadership

A week dedicated to supporting the parents of soccer players who have BIG dreams.

Gain access all week to our 2 live events, 12+ expert interviews, parents chats, and more!

meet your host

Skye Eddy

founder, ceo

Skye is the founder of the Soccer Parenting Association with a mission of inspiring players by empowering parents. Skye is a sought after speaker for parents, coaches, clubs and players. A former professional player, Skye was a collegiate and youth All-American goalkeeper, Defensive MVP of the Final Four (1993) and State Champion track athlete. Skye has coached extensively in the youth and collegiate games. A MBA graduate of the University of Richmond, Skye has earned her USSF "B" License, the USSF National Goalkeeper License, the USSF Grassroots Instructors License, and is a sought after Coach & Parent Educator and Club Consultant.

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