Author: Reed Maltbie

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Shot Happens #9: Maintaining Work/Life Balance

Shot Happens #9: Maintaining Work/Life Balance

Parents runs around driving their kids to practices, games, and social events so much that it is almost a second job. So how does a good academy paren ...
Shot Happens #8: Interview with Tommy Park of Alexandria Soccer Association

Shot Happens #8: Interview with Tommy Park of Alexandria Soccer Association

We have another special guest on this week to talk about the tough topic of ongoing player evaluations. Tommy Park is the executive director of the Al ...
Shot Happens #6: It’s time to quit soccer… for the season?

Shot Happens #6: It’s time to quit soccer… for the season?

There is a lot of pressure on parents of travel players to be constantly honing their child’s craft. We’ve all heard of the Malcolm Gladwell 10,000 ho ...
Shot Happens #5: KYSA Technical Director Adrian Parrish on USSF

Shot Happens #5: KYSA Technical Director Adrian Parrish on USSF

You’ve heard all of the opinions on what is wrong with U.S. soccer (or U.S. Soccer) and how to fix it, but have you heard from someone who is on the f ...
The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to Your Kid’s Coach

The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to Your Kid’s Coach

“Hey coach, ummm…you got a text.” One of my players was injured and to keep him engaged during games I asked him to run stats for us. It was a simp ...
Shot Happens #4: If it’s broken…fix it.

Shot Happens #4: If it’s broken…fix it.

Hosted by: Robert Hay and Coach Reed “Shot Happens, but it doesn’t have to ruin all the fun.” Shot Happens is a podcast all about the trials and t ...
Shot Happens #3: Parents…What are they Good For?

Shot Happens #3: Parents…What are they Good For?

Absolutely everything. They are one of the staples in youth sport. They’ve been stalking the sidelines of soccer games since the beginning and they wi ...
Shot Happens #2: The Concussion Episode With Special Guest Nipun Chopra

Shot Happens #2: The Concussion Episode With Special Guest Nipun Chopra

Hosted by: Robert Hay and Coach Reed “Shot Happens, but it doesn’t have to ruin all the fun.” Shot Happens is a podcast all about the trials and ...
Shot Happens #1: We All Love Tryouts

Shot Happens #1: We All Love Tryouts

We know. You love tryouts. We do too. What’s not to love what with all the stress, the fear of missing out, awkward conversations with people who are ...
The Role of a Parent in Youth Soccer

The Role of a Parent in Youth Soccer

My sons quit soccer. When they did I learned one of my greatest lessons as a parent. Their choice to quit forced me way out of my comfort zone when it ...
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