Category: Parents

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 ...
Soccer Recruiting Journey: Finishing High School in Spain (part 2)

Soccer Recruiting Journey: Finishing High School in Spain (part 2)

Earlier, we brought you Part 1 of the Herrman family's soccer recruiting journey. Part 1 detailed the more traditional American soccer recruiting jour ...
Soccer Recruiting Journey: The Herrman Family (part 1)

Soccer Recruiting Journey: The Herrman Family (part 1)

Although not unique, a family with multiple highly recruited soccer players provides a wealth of knowledge for parents of ambitious young soccer playe ...
Coming to America: Denis Silva and the Barça Mentality

Coming to America: Denis Silva and the Barça Mentality

When I sat down with Denis Silva, Technical Director of Arizona’s new Barcelona Academy, back in September, I never dreamed I’d be publishing on the h ...
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 ...
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