Tag Archives for " Coach Education "

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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Just Like Schools, Great Soccer Clubs Have Great Teachers and Active Parents

For 24 years, I had the privilege of making an attempt to impact young people’s lives whilst serving as a physical education teacher. For 12 of those years, I wore two hats; that of PE and health teacher

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5 Calls to Action for Youth Soccer

We must not measure the development of soccer in the United States simply by the number of people who play soccer, rather, we must measure it by the number of people who love soccer. It is the people

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7 Reasons We (Regretfully) Allow Bullying by Coaches

“You’re the dumbest smart kid I know.”This is how the “winning” football coach at a small Texas town speaks to his players.  He demeans them, rules by fear, and everyone in town is thrilled

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