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5 Ways Parents Can Make a Losing Season a Win

In addition to being a soccer parent, I am also a coach.  This season I have a U-10 girls team with the Richmond Strikers, in Richmond Virginia.  I love these girls – and I am tremendously

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Christie Rampone and Dr. Kristine Keane on “Be All In”

Our number one responsibility as sports parents is to make sure our children are in an environment that suits their athletic potential as well as their athletic mentality.  As parents – it’s essential

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New Webinar Announced: USWNT Legend Christie Pearce and Dr. Kristine Keane

Please join us for a high impact conversation with USWNT Legend Christie Rampone and Sports Neuropsychologist Dr. Kristine Keane as we discuss their new book:Be All In: Raising Kids for Success in Sports

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Youth Sports is a Journey, Not a Destination

COVID. Demonstrations and riots. Divisive politics. Home schooling. Wildfires. Smoke.As a coach for 30 years, and a parent for nearly 15 of those years, I am probably like most

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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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Susie Petruccelli on Raised a Warrior and the Female Soccer Experience

Susie Petruccelli grew up in a sports-mad, male-dominated family in California, fighting to find her own identity and path.And she did. She won a place on the soccer programme at Harvard University

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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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I Like You As You Are – Feedback For Our Children

I just finished watching A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, an expose about my childhood friend:  Mr. Rogers.  I remember the feeling of the hard floor under my legs as I sat transfixed to

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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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Dr. Jerry Lynch on How We Should Make Our Children Feel

It's always a honor to spend time with Dr. Jerry Lynch, one of the most respected sport psychologists in the United States.  This interview was refreshing, inspiring and very powerful.  While

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