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US Youth Soccer announces partnership with Soccer Parenting Association

FRISCO, TX (May 28, 2021) – US Youth Soccer (USYS) is pleased to announce their all-new partnership with the Soccer Parenting Association (Soccer Parenting). Founded by Skye Eddy, Soccer Parenting’s mission is to inspire players by empowering parents. This new partnership will provide USYS with insights and tools to help support parent education, engagement and consultation to help USYS fullfill it’s mission to provide world-class support, resources and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play.

“Soccer Parenting gives USYS an opportunity to support our members with the information and resources they need to help parents and clubs,” said Skip Gilbert, CEO US Youth Soccer. “Soccer parents are critically important to their childs enjoyment and development on the pitch. Teaching parents how to engage the right way is instrumental in developing a strong sense of community for their child, team and club. We are proud to be working with Skye, a former professional soccer player herself, whose insights have made her one of the most sought after coaches, parent educators and club consultants.”

“At Soccer Parenting we are working daily to ensure that parents feel empowered to make sure their child is inspired by the game,” said Skye Eddy, founder of Soccer Parenting. “We are helping clubs and coaches more effectively engage parents, leading to higher satisfaction and retention for players, coaches, and also referees. Our partnership with US Youth Soccer demonstrates a genuine belief that well-defined, collaborative relationships between parents, coaches, clubs and players is in the best interest of player development. We are proud to partner with US Youth Soccer and excited for this partnership to Make Youth Soccer Better for players, coaches, parents and referees.”

USYS will begin working with Soccer Parenting immediately across a variety of activities and programming, including, but not limited to, the development of a USYS-branded Soccer Parenting Course, and expanding the reach of SoccerParentResourceCenter.com and The Sideline Project, programs developed by Soccer Parenting.

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) 

US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals, on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 3 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 55 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. We Are Youth Soccer. For more information, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org.

About Soccer Parenting Association

Soccer Parenting believes that collaborative relationships between parents, coaches, clubs and players is in the best interest of player development and that when parents seek information about how to best support their player, great things will happen.  By providing youth soccer parents and coaches with game-changing educational resources through the SoccerParentResourceCenter.com, participating in live speaking events, hosting informative webinars for parents and coaches, as well as forming strategic club, league and organizational partnerships, the Soccer Parenting Association is working to Make Youth Soccer Better by providing parents, clubs and coaches the resources and support they need to ensure players are inspired.  For more information, visit www.SoccerParenting.com

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Skye Eddy

Founder, SoccerParenting.com
Skye is a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. She holds her USSF "B" License and USSF National Goalkeeper License and is an active youth coach, soccer parent and coach educator.