Soccer Parenting Blog

  • Remembering Tony DiCicco: A Leader U.S. Soccer Must Emulate

    <p>A year ago today the most winning coach in U.S. Soccer history, a soccer legend who positively influenced the lives of thousands and thousands of players, coaches, and fans &#8211; Tony DiCicco – left this world. I was lucky enough to have worked for Tony’s SoccerPlus Camps as a Staff Coach and Director for over [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com/remembering-tony-dicicco-leader-u-s-soccer-emulate/">Remembering Tony DiCicco: A Leader U.S. Soccer Must Emulate</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • Lisa Cole & Zac Crawford on Organized Chaos and Play-Practice-Play

    <p>Zac Crawford works for U.S. Soccer as a Grassroots Coach Educator and Lisa Cole is currently working with the Washington Spirit as a Pro Scout and in their Development Academy, as well as is the Executive Director at Centre Soccer Academy in Pennsylvania. I have included a 10 minute portion of the wide-ranging hour-long interview [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com/zac-crawford-lisa-cole-interview-re-cap/">Lisa Cole &#038; Zac Crawford on Organized Chaos and Play-Practice-Play</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • Your Parent Guide to Helping Your Child Be Inspired by the FIFA World Cup

    <p>The Men’s World Cup begins in Moscow on Thursday, June 14 with a Russia &#8211; Saudi Arabia match that kicks of 64 games in 12 Russian cities, culminating in a July 15 final. Here is a link to the complete Match Schedule in your time zone and with U.S. Broadcasting information. Want a clearer visual [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com/parent-guide-helping-child-inspired-fifa-world-cup/">Your Parent Guide to Helping Your Child Be Inspired by the FIFA World Cup</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • Navigating Youth Soccer Tryouts – Webinar Re-Cap

    <p>What a fantastic conversation we had recently on the MySoccerParenting.com Webinar with Jay Howell and Dan Abrahams talking about the youth soccer tryouts! Jay is the Executive Director at the Richmond Strikers, has been in the youth game for over 20 years and is the former Executive Director of the ECNL.  I always appreciate Jay&#8217;s [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com/navigating-youth-soccer-tryouts-webinar-re-cap/">Navigating Youth Soccer Tryouts &#8211; Webinar Re-Cap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • Who You Use as Examples and Role Models Matters

    <p>What coach or parent has not used the talents of a famous player as an example? How they trained, their work ethic, stories of their youth and their skills on the field. These are all used by coaches and parents to motivate young players. These examples not only show them skills to aspire to, they [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com/use-examples-role-models-matters/">Who You Use as Examples and Role Models Matters</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • David Copeland Smith of Beast Mode Soccer on Individual Skills Training

    <p>The positive feedback I have received from this month’s MySoccerParenting.com webinar with David Copeland Smith, the founder of Beast Mode Soccer, is a demonstration of the strong desire parents have for guidance in helping their child along their soccer playing pathway. You can watch the entire webinar recording with a membership at www.MySoccerParenting.com/webinars. Dave has [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com/beast-mode-soccer-individual-skills/">David Copeland Smith of Beast Mode Soccer on Individual Skills Training</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

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

    <p>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&#8217;s Guide to Achieving Excellence in Sports and Life. The book is full of quick reads for aspiring athletes related to mindset, personal [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com/allistair-mccaw-growth-mindset-choosing-childs-sports-environment/">Allistair McCaw on Growth Mindset and Choosing Your Child&#8217;s Sports Environment</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • Why BOOT IT is a Four Letter Word

    <p>&#8230;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 [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com/playing-out-of-the-back/">Why BOOT IT is a Four Letter Word</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

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

    <p>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 [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com/protecting-young-victims-sexual-abuse-safe-sport-authorization-act-2017/">Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse with the Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • Julie Foudy on Soccer’s Unique Ability to Inspire Lives

    <p>This interview with Julie Foudy kicked off the most recent Soccer Parenting Summit &#8211; 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 [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com/julie-foudy-soccers-unique-ability-inspire-lives/">Julie Foudy on Soccer&#8217;s Unique Ability to Inspire Lives</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>