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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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They Lost Every Game Yet Had A Winning Season

My son’s High School JV Soccer Team never won a game. They had a 0-12-1 record, and thanks to the coaches, administrators, parents – and of course the players – they won in many, many other ways.

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Are You the Parent of a Goalkeeper? READ THIS!

When my son was very little, we used to go this park where Ian Feuer (one of the contributors to this article) was training some older goalkeepers.  Ian probably doesn't remember this, but my son

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The Build Out Line, Possession Based Soccer and Modifications to the Goal Kick Rule

I have a friend who coaches Extras soccer for AYSO, and who has been through the club process with his oldest daughter.  In spring of last year, I approached my friend for advice in finding a new

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John O’Sullivan Interview with Guest Host – Anthony DiCicco

I am making the entire webinar with John O'Sullivan,  founder of Changing the Game Project, available as a special bonus to people who are following the work we are doing at Soccer Parenting.  

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Lisa Cole & Zac Crawford on Organized Chaos and Play-Practice-Play

Zac Crawford works for U.S. Soccer as a Grassroots Coach Educator and Lisa Cole is currently working with the Washington Spirit as a Pro Scout and in their Development Academy, as well as

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David Copeland Smith of Beast Mode Soccer on Individual Skills Training

The positive feedback I have received from this month’s SoccerParentResourceCenter.com webinar with David Copeland Smith, the founder of Beast Mode Soccer, is a demonstration of the

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Why BOOT IT is a Four Letter Word

…And not necessarily the safe optionIt’s something you hear at soccer games at all ages and levels in the United States all too often:A player wins possession of a ball deep in their own half and immediately

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The Importance of Small Sided Soccer Games, Equal Playing Time for All, and Not Forgetting the Late Bloomers!

One of my “must-listen to” Podcasts is from my good friend John O’Sullivan – the Way of Champions.  Each week John interviews experts in sports, coaching , leadership

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Size Matters – The Little Athlete’s Perspective

"What can I do to grow?”...my son asks as we drive home from training.“Why?” I respond.“Because everyone is bigger than me and I just want to be their size.”When your child enjoys playing sport,

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