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October 20, 2015

Over the years, there has been a huge emphasis placed on winning in youth soccer. Still today, many adults focus on winning and do all they can to help their children’s youth soccer teams win. In case you haven’t heard the memo, this is not a good approach.

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October 7, 2015

There’s a war being waged in the youth sports world – especially in the soccer one. That war is between development and winning. Over the course of time, we have been prioritizing and overly focused on winning in youth sports. It has been discovered that this is harmfu...

October 3, 2015

For some children, playing with their friends on an organized soccer team is a big deal. According to them, it is one of the primary reasons they do it. But is it good for them?

First, let’s discuss why this is so important to kids:
1. It’s fun for them. They like the...

September 21, 2015

Often times, the biggest enemy in youth soccer is, unfortunately, parents.

Before you stop reading this or start calling for my head, please consider the following: The reason that parents are often the enemy is because they should be the number one ally, but, more of...

September 21, 2015

“I don’t know anything about soccer. I never played it. But my kid LOVES it!” If I had a dime for every time I heard someone say this…

Soccer is the second-most popular sport among youth in America. This is a major statistic, especially given that most parents never p...

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