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How to be a Great Youth Soccer Team Parent

This article offers tips on: communication, planning and organization, and promoting of good player and parent conduct. With the correct tools and information, the team manager can become an integral part of the team and allow the coach to do what they are qualified and brought in to do: engage, coach, develop players.

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STOP Paying for Goals

Consider that it took a field-wide effort of ten other boys to give your player the opportunity to knock the ball into the goal.

Your player’s ability to score goals is 100% reliant on their TEAMMATES.  100%.  In other words, they have NO CONTROL over whether or not they score, as the opportunity to score lies is someone else’s ability – or willingness – to give them the ball.  In fact, if you want your child to score goals – and you have money to throw – you should probably throw it at your child’s teammates, for assists.

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STOP Paying for Goals

Consider that it took a field-wide effort of ten other boys to give your player the opportunity to knock the ball into the goal.

Your player’s ability to score goals is 100% reliant on their TEAMMATES.  100%.  In other words, they have NO CONTROL over whether or not they score, as the opportunity to score lies is someone else’s ability – or willingness – to give them the ball.  In fact, if you want your child to score goals – and you have money to throw – you should probably throw it at your child’s teammates, for assists.

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Is Soccer Camp Worth the Money?

Soccer camps are as diverse as youth soccer programs. Some camps are development driven and measure their success through the accomplishments of their players (Cliff McGrath’s Northwest Soccer Camp, MLS Academy Programs, Eurotech Soccer Camps).

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Your Field-side Manner SUCKS!

In reality, most parents are pushing the envelope on BAD field-side manner. Whether it’s snide remarks or downright yelling and screaming at the ref, bad-field-side manner is prevalent at nearly every youth sporting event – not just soccer.

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BodyArmor Sports Drink Review

In reality, a minute (that’s maɪˈnjuːt) percentage of people need all of that sugar in one drink, and few people can even burn up all of those empty calories. You’d HAVE to be a very active athlete to justify drinking any kind of “sports drink“, because you’re drinking 140 calories that are going right into storage (turning into fat) if you’re not.

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STOP Paying for Goals

Consider that it took a field-wide effort of ten other boys to give your player the opportunity to knock the ball into the goal.

Your player’s ability to score goals is 100% reliant on their TEAMMATES.  100%.  In other words, they have NO CONTROL over whether or not they score, as the opportunity to score lies is someone else’s ability – or willingness – to give them the ball.  In fact, if you want your child to score goals – and you have money to throw – you should probably throw it at your child’s teammates, for assists.

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How to Prevent ACL Injuries

If you look at the core of most ACL injuries, the underlying problems start around puberty. That’s why it’s suggested by many competitive soccer trainers and respected youth soccer directors to enroll your child in Taekwondo, and encourage them to take an entire year off from soccer as they enter puberty.

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