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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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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 and Player Playing Series with Techne Futbol

Welcome to the Parent & Player Playing Series - Short Videos that show you a fun and engaging soccer exercise to do outside with your child!  Thank you to our friend, Yael Averbuch with Techne

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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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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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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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