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Allistair McCaw on Growth Mindset and Choosing Your Child’s Sports Environment

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Allistair McCaw a world-renowned Sports Performance Consultant, Mindset Coach and Team Culture Builder for MySoccerParenting.com.  Allistair is the author of the book Champion Minded: An Athlete’s Guide to Achieving Excellence in Sports and Life. The book is full of quick reads for aspiring athletes related to mindset, personal […]

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Why BOOT IT is a Four Letter Word

…And not necessarily the safe option It’s something you hear at soccer games at all ages and levels in the United States all too often: A player wins possession of a ball deep in their own half and immediately the call rings out from at least one parent on the sideline, and often from the […]

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Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse with the Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017

The following press release regarding “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017,” which is new federal legislation signed into law effective Feb. 14, 2018 has been widely distributed this past week via various soccer organizations such as US Club Soccer, United Soccer Coaches and others. United Soccer Coaches has […]

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Julie Foudy on Soccer’s Unique Ability to Inspire Lives

This interview with Julie Foudy kicked off the most recent Soccer Parenting Summit – a weekend-long virtual summit where I pushed out 22 interviews from youth soccer, performance, parenting and coaching experts.  You are still able to gain access to all the Summit interviews HERE. Julie is SO MUCH FUN to talk with and shares […]

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Mistakes vs. Limitations for the Youth Goalkeeper

The primary way most goalkeepers seem to be judged – from the highest levels of the professional game, right down to grassroots youth games in the park – is by some arbitrary equation which takes into account only two things: terrible mistakes, and brilliant saves. These two lie at opposite ends of the goalkeeping spectrum, […]

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Youth Sports Nutrition – Fueling Our Youth Athletes

We had record registration and attendance at our monthly webinar earlier today with expert guest, Abby Forman – Registered Dietitian, providing us with great insights on youth sports nutrition and how we can help our young soccer players best fuel themselves. The complete webinar can be found at the Parent Education website: MySoccerParenting.com/webinars I knew […]

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The Importance of Small Sided Soccer Games, Equal Playing Time for All, and Not Forgetting the Late Bloomers!

One of my “must-listen to” Podcasts is from my good friend John O’Sullivan – the Way of Champions.  Each week John interviews experts in sports, coaching , leadership and building championship programs and this past week did not disappoint!  After listening to his spectacular interview with Kris van der Haegen, the Belgian FA Director of […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Crumb Rubber, Synthetic Turf and Field Safety.

As more and more municipalities, schools and clubs are building turf fields, parents, coaches, and Board members must educate themselves about the different types of synthetic and grass playing surfaces.  This interview from the 2017 Soccer Parenting Summit with Anthony DiCicco is a deep dive into the essential and requisite base of understanding that must […]

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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 a cost-free experience to both their recreational and travel level players. I immediately asked to interview him for this Winning Club Culture series […]

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Soccer Parenting Association announces Partnership with the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association

I am excited to announce this relationship between the Soccer Parenting Association and the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association.  If you have not yet checked out the parent education platform MySoccerParenting.com – be sure to do so!  It’s is a constantly expanding resource for youth soccer parents.  Now all clubs in South Carolina can provide access […]

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