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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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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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How Signing My Daughter Up for Soccer Pushed My Parenting Skills to New Heights

This article was written by Lauren Sainz, the blogger behind Life Spark with LaurenThis March, my nine-year-old daughter started playing soccer for the first time. After watching my son play

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Things My Mom Never Said to Me

I truly believe nobody accomplishes anything on their own. Success is a combination of individual effort and surrounding yourself with the right people who will influence your life in the correct way.

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No Weekend Plans? Try Footgolf

“Mom, I’m bored.”My goalkeeper son and I had arrived in Spain for a two and a half week vacation.  We had flown into Marbella, on the southern Mediterranean coast, to give us a chance to relax

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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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Your Parent Guide to Helping Your Child Be Inspired by the FIFA World Cup

The Women’s World Cup began in Paris on Friday, June 7th with a France-Korea (4-0) match that kicked of 52 games in 9 French host cities, culminating in a July 7 final.Here is a link to the complete

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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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Donna Fishter on Parents Ensuring Players Have A Strong Authentic Identity to Support their Performance Identity

I received so many texts and DM's and emails from parents after this Donna Fishter webinar earlier this week thanking me for the conversation and with messages of gratitude for the topics we covered. 

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