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The Soccer Upbringing of Christian Pulisic – Improving the Youth Game with Mark Pulisic

With the World Cup in full swing, and, at the time of writing, the USMNT set to take on England in their second group game, we thought we would release a special hour long interview with Mark Pulisic,

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Webinar Recap: Fueling Young Athletes with Lindsay Hazard

Our most recent webinar saw Skye Eddy joined by Sports Nutrition Expert Lindsay Hazard for a discussion on how you, the parents, can fuel your young athletes.If you missed watching live, you can rewatch

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Zero Minutes

There is one aspect of the youth-sports game that I have yet to comprehend, and that is the coach that does not play certain kids in games. I have been a coach and sports parent for decades, but I just

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A Winning Introduction to Soccer for 4-8 Year Olds – Webinar Recap

Thanks to nearly 250 of you who joined us for our latest webinar with two coaching experts - Nick Levett of UK Coaching, and Pammie Sichangwa of Sting Soccer Club. We discussed coaching tips, advice for

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Webinar Recap: Erica Suter and Stu Singer on Mental and Physical Performance

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Live Webinar a few weeks back! If you missed some fantastic pointers with Erica and Stu on Mental and Physical Performance, here is a recap of some of the best

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Are Children Learning or Performing? Sideline Behavior Matters

As a new school year began this week I have been especially aware of my son’s learning environment at school. I’ve asked him countless questions about his new teachers and their teaching styles, and

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Soccer Development for 4-8 Year Olds with Nick Levett

Nick LevettHead of Coaching, UK CoachingMasters in EducationUEFA 'A' LicenseCoaching and parenting a child in the 4-8 year old range does not look like any other age. Nick Levett, Head of Coaching for

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Playing Soccer is a Smart Choice

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS Greg Smith, Ph.D.Executive DirectorMaryland State Youth Soccer Association Stacy E. KingPT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, CSCS Doctor of Physical TherapyBoard Certified Orthopedic Every year,

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Understanding the Non-Linear Nature of Athlete Development

Part 2 of a 5 Part Presentation on 5 Essential Things All Parents Must Understand, I discuss the non-linear nature of Athlete Development.  In this clip, I dive into the process of skill acquisition/development,

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7 Questions Goalkeeper Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Coach

7 words will change your child’s soccer career, when they tell you: “I think I want to play goalkeeper.”  For some families it will be a natural progression.  Perhaps the coach has been

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