Category: Parents

Best Off-Season Conditioning Strategy for Serious Soccer Players

Best Off-Season Conditioning Strategy for Serious Soccer Players

Every year, as Summer approaches and many sports are winding down for a brief rest period, supportive parents of serious athletes ask, “What should I ...
Standing Out in the Crowded Recruiting Scene

Standing Out in the Crowded Recruiting Scene

If your kid is a super star Development Academy stud with offers pouring in, you don't have to worry about getting the attention of college coaches. Y ...
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 #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 ...
2017 Holiday Soccer Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Soccer Gift Guide

With the holidays well and truly upon us, the expectations for gift giving have never been higher. So what do you get the soccer lover in your life? W ...
Ask the College Coach – What do we need to know about division 3 schools?

Ask the College Coach – What do we need to know about division 3 schools?

Welcome to SoccerNation’s “Ask The College Coach” column. In this series we take questions from soccer parents from around the country and have real, ...
Best Practices for the Best Practices

Best Practices for the Best Practices

In the year 2017, soccer cleats are manufactured by some of the world's largest companies, using some of the world's most innovative and advanced mate ...
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 ...
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