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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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5 Steps to Make the New Sports Season a Success

New schools. New teachers. New clubs. New teams. Fall is an exciting time of new beginnings for our children and families, and a new sports season brings with it an exciting opportunity for new friendships

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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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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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An Important Message to Parents as the US Soccer DA Dissolves

This post was updated at 11:00 pm EST on Wednesday April 15With the official announcement of US Soccer dissolving the Development Academy (DA), we face yet another restructuring in our youth soccer landscape

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Our European Soccer Adventure – The Impact on My Child and Family

An interview from our partner GoPlay Sports Tours with Jody Kahoalii - a parent of four young soccer-mad children from Boston, Massachusetts, all of which have been brought up playing the beautiful

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