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The term “Parent Engagement” has become a buzzword in youth soccer recently. Clubs are working to develop Parent Engagement Programs and, likewise, parents are being encouraged to get more involved. There is some confusion though. What does Parent Engagement mean? Parents often are confused because historically they have been told to DISengage. Parents know they […]
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Help Your Child Become a Student of the Game!
Ask any professional soccer player what they wanted to be when they were younger, and they will likely say “a professional soccer player.” And I can almost guarantee that many of them wrote down on some school assignment or in a journal that they wanted to be a professional soccer player. When I was young, […]
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Kelley Pulisic on Raising an Exceptional Player and Teaching Character Lessons through Soccer
I am honored to make this interview from the 2016 Soccer Parenting Summit available to all parents and coaches as I work hard to prepare for the 2017 Soccer Parenting Summit – a virtual gathering of youth soccer, performance, sport psychology, parenting, nutrition and coaching experts with presentations and interviews uniquely tailored to soccer parents. […]
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Size Matters – The Little Athlete’s Perspective
This article originally appeared on the TOVO Academy Barcelona website – READ IT and other TOVO Academy articles HERE “What can I do to grow?” …my son asks as we drive home from training. “Why?” I respond. “Because everyone is bigger than me and I just want to be their size.” When your child enjoys […]
A National Curriculum for Volunteer Recreational Youth Soccer Coaches
I had lunch with a friend yesterday – and in an effort to both make conversation and receive some advice – he told me he was coaching a recreational level U-9 boys team. Knowing I was a professional coach, he asked: “How do I keep them focused? Sometimes I look up and I’ve lost them. They […]
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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 to our youth soccer development. Many clubs are developing guidelines, policies and programming around player development, coach education, parent engagement and more. This is […]
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The Power of Sport to Transform Lives: Remembering Ennio
It’s amazing to me how often I think of my time playing in Udine, Italy, reminisce about a friendship or experience from that brief time in my life, or find myself smiling as my mind is triggered by a present day event – to my past. Just yesterday my daughter walked around in her sports […]
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Team Management Apps for Youth Soccer
In a recent survey by the Siena College Research Institute, 43% of parents have coached at some point in the past 5 years and it’s no surprise that the second most popular sport they have coached (behind baseball) is soccer. Parent coaches make up the majority of coaches we have working with our young players […]
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 easy to implement, free education program to be facilitated by coaches. The Sideline Project is designed to engage parents (instead of give you a lollypop) and […]
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