Tag Archives for " Sideline Behavior "

Richard Shorter – Courageous Parenting – Webinar Re-Cap

Richard Shorter, the Non-Perfect Dad, is a sport parent educator and church pastor.  We dove in deep to parenting, youth soccer culture, the coach relationship, sideline behavior and much more in

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Mark Pulisic Webinar Recap

We had a record turnout this week for our Mark Pulisic webinar - thanks to all who were able to attend. I wish I would have had time to get to all the questions you asked -and for those who had lingering

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When Coaches Get It All Wrong – Parents and Clubs Must Get It Right.

This past weekend the 10U girls’ team I coach played in a tournament. Our first game of the tournament was bright and early Saturday morning. I took notice as my team was gathering during warm up as

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7 Ways for Parents to Inspire their Youth Soccer Player

When it comes to youth soccer, the term “parent engagement” needs some clarification. Understandably there is some confusion around this currently popular and trending term.I've heard from parents

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Sheriffs FC & DSAL Provide a Cost-Free Soccer Experience

Omar Cervantes reached out to me in response to the article I wrote Let’s Be Reasonable: Stop Saying Eliminate Pay to Play  telling me about his club in Northern California that is provided

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U.S. Soccer’s Frank Tschan on the Importance of Coaches Engaging Parents

We are in the middle of an exciting revolution in youth soccer. Thankfully, we are progressing from a Wild West environment where each coach operates independently, to having a more Club-Centric approach

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Beyond Lollypops and Silent Saturdays – Introducing the Sideline Project

The time has come to move beyond giving parents lollypops and requesting you be silent on a Saturday or Sunday! The Soccer Parenting Association has developed the Sideline Project, an

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Soccer Parent Voices: Sideline Communication

What better way to ensure all young soccer players will thrive than having soccer parents share their experiences with others?  In celebration of the soon-to-be-kicked-off Sideline Project, in

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“I Can Do Better!” Youth Soccer Referees Need Support – Not Harassment.

“Call it both ways!!”“You’re blind!!”“Blow your whistle!!”“Open your eyes!!”“You need glasses!!”Do these phrases sound familiar? They probably do if you’re a referee, or if you’re

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Tom Farrey on the State of Youth Soccer and Sport in America

I am thrilled to be able to bring this interview with Emmy Award winning journalist Tom Farrey to SoccerParenting.com.  Tom’s book, Game On, was a catalyst book I read years ago as my

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