Category: Soccer News For Parents

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 ...
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 ...
Emailing college coaches: HOW to make it personal

Emailing college coaches: HOW to make it personal

College soccer season is incredibly busy, but recruiting never stops. Coaches want to hear from PSAs (Prospective Student Athletes). High schoolers ar ...
Recruiting: Do’s and Don’t during College Soccer Season

Recruiting: Do’s and Don’t during College Soccer Season

College soccer season is kicking off this week with NCAA, JuCo, and NAIA teams wrapping up their exhibition matches and beginning the "games that matt ...
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