Category: Club Soccer

Shot Happens #7: Blowouts = The Bad Kind of Running in Soccer

Shot Happens #7: Blowouts = The Bad Kind of Running in Soccer

In youth travel soccer, blowouts are inevitable. As hard as administrators and coaches try to match teams in tournaments and leagues equally, so games ...
The Real Deal with Club Tryouts

The Real Deal with Club Tryouts

Tryouts are almost universally the toughest part of the year for anyone involved with youth soccer. Players, parents and coaches alike all approach th ...
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 ...
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 #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 #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 ...
Is Club Soccer Worth It?

Is Club Soccer Worth It?

Many years and thousands of dollars are put towards high-level club soccer in the United States, usually with the ultimate goal of landing a college r ...
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