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Youth Soccer

Myths Every Soccer Parent Should Know

Beau Dure | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Beau Dure

The USA has a mosaic of youth leagues, organizations and clubs, each doing things a little differently and often getting in each other's way. We're a democratic and capitalist country, and in soccer, we take those traits to the extreme.

US Club Soccer and La Liga Partner to Bring a New Culture to American Youth Soccer

Alicia Jessop | Posted 09.11.2015 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

Will soccer become the most popular sport in the United States? To Baby Boomers, that question is preposterous. "No way," many would answer. To Millennials, the answer to the question is not "If," but, "When?"

An Introduction To Soccer For 3 And 4-Year-Olds

Chris Cate | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Chris Cate

You must want the ball like you want chocolate cake for breakfast and breakfast cereal for dinner. Sure, sitting down and picking grass might look like a great idea when a player on the other team does it. But that is your chance to kick the ball while the other team is down.

6 Tips to Help Parents Enjoy Youth Soccer Again

Cort Ruddy | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

As a father of four, a long-time soccer fan and a youth soccer coach, here are a few tips that can improve your enjoyment of the so-called beautiful game.

The Upside of Autism

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

People often talk about the difficulties associated with parenting a child with autism. But this post isn't about that. I want to recognize and celebrate the upside of autism, a blessing we "special needs parents" are given somewhere, somehow -- packaged up in a gift I like to call "perspective."

You Won't Believe Why This Coach Was Ejected

Sun Sentinel | Aurelio Moreno | Posted 02.19.2013 | Miami

A volunteer soccer coach for a city-sponsored youth league was ejected from a game after two referees ordered him to stop giving instructions in Spani...

Dear Soccer Dad

John Willey | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
John Willey

I hope you are enjoying seeing little Billy run around the field with his little soccer ball. I noticed one thing, though; you seem to have a lot to say, whether it's to me, the other parents, or the coaches. I kindly request that you shut your trap.

Words of Advice for Soccer Parents

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 09.27.2011 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Parents have to help their children to discover the joy of healthy competition, but competition taken too far can lead to an attitude that everything is a competition and worth is based on winning and losing.