Soccer Parenting Blog

  • Being Brave Sports Parents So Our Children Will Thrive

    <p>I don’t usually welcome technical difficulties when interviewing people, but on this particular day a couple of years ago, they were a gift. I was interviewing Dr. Jerry Lynch for the 2016 Soccer Parenting Summit and his Internet was going in and out, causing us to start and stop our interview. Yes, it was stressful [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com/brave-sports-parents-child-will-thrive/">Being Brave Sports Parents So Our Children Will Thrive</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • High Performance Pathways – Peter Vint Webinar Recap

    <p>Last week&#8217;s webinar with Peter Vint talking about the High Performance Pathways was exceptional! Peter has spent the better part of his career in High Performance &#8211; with the United State Olympic Committee and then Everton Academy. I love the way Peter provides a sound voice to this often confusing topic for parents (is my [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com/high-performance-pathways-peter-vint-webinar/">High Performance Pathways &#8211; Peter Vint Webinar Recap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • Kobe Bryant talks Soccer at the Aspen Institute’s Project Play

    <p>I had the pleasure of sitting front row at the Aspen Institute&#8217;s Project Play Summit earlier this month &#8211; as Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant was interviewed by Keven Carroll in a discussion entitled &#8220;The Meaning of Play, with Kobe Bryant.&#8221;  Some important points are raised about early skill acquisition, the importance of learning how to THINK [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com/kobe-bryant-talks-soccer-aspen-institutes-project-play/">Kobe Bryant talks Soccer at the Aspen Institute&#8217;s Project Play</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • Register for the FREE WEBINAR for Parents and Coaches of High Performing Players

    <p>REGISTER HERE Dr. Peter Vint is an internationally recognized expert in high performance sport. He has served as a trusted advisor, consultant, educator, and speaker with leading sporting organizations including the US Olympic Committee, UK Sport, NOC*NSF, Titleist, Nike, Leaders, and professional sports teams in the NBA, NFL, MLS, MLB, and The Premier League. Dr. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com/register-free-webinar-parents-coaches-high-performing-players-peter-vint/">Register for the FREE WEBINAR for Parents and Coaches of High Performing Players</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • U.S. Youth Task Force Leadership Council Distributes “Open Letter”

    <p>A common theme in the youth soccer landscape this past year since our men failed to qualify for the World Cup has been the lack of collaboration in our youth soccer landscape.  There has been a call to action for organizational structures that make sense and speak to the needs and desires of the players.  [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com/u-s-youth-task-force-leadership-council-distributes-open-letter/">U.S. Youth Task Force Leadership Council Distributes &#8220;Open Letter&#8221;</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • Why Are Lessons in Humanity Forgotten When It Comes to Referees?

    <p>“I can’t sleep on a Saturday night if I think I’ve got something wrong.” That line is from a story written about what life is like as a referee in one of the most demanding locations in world football. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/13/football-ref-hostile-players-irate-fans-decisions But I don&#8217;t live there. I live here. I live right here in the United [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com/lessons-humanity-forgotten-comes-referees/">Why Are Lessons in Humanity Forgotten When It Comes to Referees?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • United Soccer Coaches Launches “Commitment to Culture” Campaign

    <p>Last January, at the United Soccer Coaches Convention, I was invited to take part in a one day Summit of coaches from various levels and geographies of the United States.  We were charged with &#8220;developing a framework of fundamental beliefs that coaches could collectively support to build a positive soccer playing culture in America.&#8221;  It was [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com/united-soccer-coaches-launches-commitment-culture-campaign/">United Soccer Coaches Launches &#8220;Commitment to Culture&#8221; Campaign</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • What Should Parents Say When Their Child Is Frustrated With Playing Time?

    <p>One of the hardest things to deal with as an athlete – youth to pro – is not getting playing time. Every athlete wants to contribute, wants to feel like they are a part of the accomplishments of the team, and just simply wants to play because it’s more fun than not playing. But not [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com/parents-say-child-frustrated-playing-time/">What Should Parents Say When Their Child Is Frustrated With Playing Time?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • My Son Is Playing Wide But Doesn’t Get the Ball Very Often

    <p>There is a monthly column at the SoccerParentResourceCenter.com where I choose a question from a parent and ask our Youth Coach Advisory Committee to answer.  The Youth Coach Advisory Committee is made up of some of the best, most respected, youth coaches and coach educators in the the United States and abroad. They are always [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com/son-playing-wide-doesnt-get-ball-often/">My Son Is Playing Wide But Doesn&#8217;t Get the Ball Very Often</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>

  • A Discussion About Playing Surfaces

    <p>Wednesday, September 19  8:30 am I arrived to Boulder, Colorado yesterday for the Brock USA Summit: Protect the Player, Protect the Game: Creating the Optimal Sports Environment for the Athlete. While most of the traveling I do for the Soccer Parenting Association involves speaking and coach/parent education – this is a conference I was invited [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com/discussion-playing-surfaces/">A Discussion About Playing Surfaces</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.soccerparenting.com">www.SoccerParenting.com</a>.</p>