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One Player, One Team, One Club, One Love

The killing of George Floyd was a tipping point for me.  No longer could I choose to ignore the injustices being perpetrated against Black people by classifying these events as individual incidents.

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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. Learn

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4 Ways to Make Youth Soccer Better from Tony DiCicco and SoccerPlus Camps (via Tom Shields and Beyond Pulse)

Tom Shields and I share a common history as staff members/directors for Tony DiCicco's SoccerPlus Camps.  While Tom and I didn't meet there, or even work together at the same time, the inspiration

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Picking Up Momentum – United Soccer Coaches Convention Recap

From the very beginning, the culture change we are attempting to accomplish with the Soccer Parenting movement has felt simultaneously exhilarating and overwhelming. Exhilarating because the upside of

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2019 Annual Soccer Parent Survey Results

Below are the results, in graphic format of the responses to the 2019 Annual Soccer Parent Survey.  I welcome your comments and feedback!  If there is a question not included it is because the

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The Value of Technology for Youth Soccer

I'll go ahead and say it, I have my hesitations when it comes to all the "products" available in youth soccer these days. Do we need more technology for Youth Soccer such as teaching gadgets, skills training

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Kevin Payne on the US Club Soccer Players First program and our Youth Soccer Landscape

When I scheduled this interview with Kevin Payne, the CEO of US Club Soccer, I knew it would be informative for parents and coaches.  I didn't realize just how inspired I would feel at the end of

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TiPEVO to Power a Nation-Wide Soccer Club Directory

US Youth Soccer recently announced a partnership with TiPEVO - to power a nation-wide club directory that will give parents a voice and also clarity when making soccer decisions for their child.  TiPEVO

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7 Questions Every Soccer Parent Should Ask

As parents we have a tendency to try and find a solution to help our children.  Our child is struggling in math, so we find a tutor.  Our child gets a cavity so we buy a different toothbrush. 

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The Secret to Fulfilling Our Potential as a Soccer Nation

One of the slides I often use in presentations to soccer coaches, parents and club directors depicts the various issues/problems/inefficiencies with our youth soccer landscape.  We discuss the power

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