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3 Essential Elements for our Developing Soccer Culture

The dust has settled, the emotional pleas for change have waned, and 3 months post the near apocalyptic event of the U.S. Men’s National Team failing to qualify for the World Cup we are in the middle

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3 Critical Moves Soccer Parents Must Take for US Soccer Reform

On February 8, 2018, at the U.S. Soccer AGM in Orlando, Florida – a new United States Soccer Federation President will be elected. This is an incredibly significant election, at an important crossroads

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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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Calling All Youth Soccer Clubs in the USA – An Open Letter from USWNT Legend Tiffeny Milbrett

DEAR ANY STATE YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION IN THE USA (and the U.S. SOCCER DA AND ECNL):Thanks for your understanding in my need to reach out and request rule changes and policy formation that will go against

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An Essential Lesson from Christian Pulisic’s Parents

Every time the ball is at Christian Pulisic’s feet, I find my heart racing a bit in anticipation of what magic could happen next. All the media hype that surrounds him is well-founded as he is undoubtedly

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U.S. Soccer and the ECNL’s Ongoing Battle Over Our Children

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about maintaining perspective as a soccer parent as my city, Richmond, VA and home club, the Richmond Strikers, is hosting the 4 weekend Jefferson Cup Tournament.

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5 Reasons We Lack Creative Soccer Players: Ways Parents Can Help

It is safe to say that we all know creativity when we see it; whether in a piece of art, in music, writing, or verbal expression.It might also be safe to say that most folks know creativity in sports when

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Make Your Own Ball Day – Teaching Our Children Lessons In Social Change through Soccer

The sport of soccer is uniquely positioned, because of it’s global nature, to teach our children to find their place in the world and to understand the power of social change. If you are looking for

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Youth Soccer Needs a Reality Check

Youth soccer is not working and it’s time to start to find solutions and fix the problems!Players deserve a better environment in which they can reap all the life-changing benefits of a youth soccer

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In Celebration of My Son Being Athletically Average

Today is my son’s 13th birthday. Along with celebrating his birthday – I am celebrating his continued participation in sport.This generation of children is the first generation in over 200 years

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