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Nick Levett, Head of Coaching for UK Coaching, free webinar for parents and coaches on March 18

4-8 Year Old Youth Development:Considerations for Parents & CoachesJoin us for a conversation with Nick Levett, Head of Coaching for UK Coaching, as we explore the development for some of the

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2020 Annual Soccer Parent Survey Results

The results of the 2020 Annual Soccer Parent Survey are in!  A big thank you to the over 1233 youth soccer parents from 36 states who took the time to participate.  Below are the results from

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Highlights from the Ian Barker Interview on Parents and the Youth Soccer Landscape

Ian Barker is the Director of Coaching Education for United Soccer Coaches and joins us for a discussion on a wide range of topics directly related to parents and the youth game. The tension that

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Club Leadership Matters: The Kwik Goal Club Summit

I spent Sunday to Tuesday of this week in Orlando at The Kwik Goal Club Summit – a gathering for youth soccer club administrators from across the country (and Canada) – learning and discussing best

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A National Curriculum for Volunteer Recreational Youth Soccer Coaches

I had lunch with a friend yesterday – and in an effort to both make conversation and receive some advice – he told me he was coaching a recreational level U-9 boys team. Knowing I was a professional

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Ian Barker on Considerations for Youth Development Models In Such a Large Country

​Ian Barker is the Director of Coaching Education for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.  Ian was my guest on the SoccerParentResourceCenter.com monthly webinar where he and I discussed

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Tom Farrey on the State of Youth Soccer and Sport in America

I am thrilled to be able to bring this interview with Emmy Award winning journalist Tom Farrey to SoccerParenting.com.  Tom’s book, Game On, was a catalyst book I read years ago as my

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The Exciting Room for Growth in Player and Coaching Development via ODP

I spent the past week coaching at Girls Region I Camp at the University of Rhode Island. If my memory serves me correctly, it was 18 years since my previous visit to Region I Camp as a coach and over

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Seek an Environment Where Your Child is Being Coached on Thought, Decision Making and Awareness

If my 15 year old child were trying out for a team and was an exceptional player – great on the ball, quick to make decisions, moving off the ball to make the game simple for their teammates, hard working

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