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The Disconnect Between Spectators and Referees

The Journey from Soccer Parent to PresidentIn 2010, my oldest son started his soccer journey at the ripe old age of 5. I had played two seasons of recreational soccer in first and second grade and that

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A Focus on Behavior

When I think of sport, I think of the values it instills in all of us. Soccer allows everyone who plays the opportunity to realize their full potential on the field and learn incredible characteristics

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Taking the Stress Out of Youth Sports for Parents!

Being a sports parent is rewarding in so many ways but as with most things, there are two sides to the sports story!  The grind of coordinating logistics to get your athletes to practices, washing

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Lessons From the Parking Lot

Sure, soccer parents get a bad rap for their sideline behavior, but wait until you see them in the wild. Welcome to the parking lot. The air is heavy with whining, impatience, hanger, nerves, and failed

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Are Our Children Learning or Performing?

As a new school year began this week I have been especially aware of my son’s learning environment at school. I’ve asked him countless questions about his new teachers and their teaching styles, and

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How Your Kid Wants You to Behave

By: Ellen Lee/MOJOImage: CANVA My daughter’s soccer league called it “Silent Saturday.”On that designated day, we parents were instructed to be quiet. No cheering. No shouting. Just applauding if

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Take the Sideline Pledge: Make Youth Soccer Better

Join the movement to Make Youth Soccer Better by signing the Sideline Pledge. We all know that our youth soccer sidelines need to be improved.  Undeniable, right? When we ask parents what needs

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2020 Annual Soccer Parent Survey Results

The results of the 2020 Annual Soccer Parent Survey are in!  A big thank you to the over 1233 youth soccer parents from 36 states who took the time to participate.  Below are the results from

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Parent Engagement in Youth Sports with Changing the Game Project

I was thrilled to be a guest John O'Sullivan's Way of Champions Podcast alongside Seth Taylor - basically and hour of three friends sitting around talking parenting and youth sports!!! It was a fun conversation...and

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Highlights from the Ian Barker Interview on Parents and the Youth Soccer Landscape

Ian Barker is the Director of Coaching Education for United Soccer Coaches and joins us for a discussion on a wide range of topics directly related to parents and the youth game. The tension that

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