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Parent and Player Playing Series with Techne Futbol

Welcome to the Parent & Player Playing Series - Short Videos that show you a fun and engaging soccer exercise to do outside with your child!  Thank you to our friend, Yael Averbuch with Techne

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Youth Soccer In America – (Solvable) Problems We Face

I recently joined Buford Mobley, the founder of the Soccer Parent Life Facebook Group to talk about the work we are doing at Soccer Parenting to #MakeYouthSoccerBetter.  You can find the entire 45

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Parent Engagement in Youth Sports with Changing the Game Project

I was thrilled to be a guest John O'Sullivan's Way of Champions Podcast alongside Seth Taylor - basically and hour of three friends sitting around talking parenting and youth sports!!! It was a fun conversation...and

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Community Matters: Lessons for Families in Solidarity, Teamwork and Commitment

I have had a lot of conversations this past week with youth soccer club leaders from across the country, doing my best to provide emotional support and clear guidance as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis

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Parents Must Feel Empowered to Make Youth Soccer Better

The mission of Soccer Parenting is to Inspire Players by Empowering Parents. While I understand this can be a confusing statement for parents and a potentially objectionable statement for coaches, I was

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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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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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Next Up for Parent Engagement – PARENTS Buying Into the Idea!

The United Soccer Coaches Convention took place January 9 to 12 in Chicago. This is likely the 15th convention I have attended over the years beginning in my teens as a demonstrator for Dr. Machnik’s

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