Category Archives: Parents

In the News: Sepp Blatter’s Comments on Racism

It’s likely that racism in soccer will continue to be a topic in the news this week after FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s comments. Our organization’s mission is to develop players not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. How can we turn these discussions to character-building opportunities? If the comments come up in conversations with your members, how will your organization handle it? Continue reading

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Nominate a High School Soccer Player for the Inspireum Soccer Awards!

Do you know of a high school-aged soccer player in your Club, Association, or on a local high school team that inspires and leads their team and community? Nominate them for the Inspireum Soccer Awards and they could be win … Continue reading

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Fill Out Our Survey About Advertising for Registration!

Our marketing department is beginning to put together resources for our Clubs and Associations about advertising and promotion of your organizations in your local community, but first we’d like to hear what you’re already doing so we can make sure … Continue reading

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Missed Your Webinar? Watch a Previously Recorded Presentation!

Sometimes it can be hard to align your schedule to fit in a webinar in the middle of a busy day, you double-book yourself into another meeting, or maybe you forgot to attend. If you aren’t able to make the live webinar, another option is to download a previously recorded webinar that you have registered for and to watch it at your convenience – possibly after the kids have gone to bed or while the laundry is in the dryer. Continue reading

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Article on “Player Poaching” in Canadian Youth Soccer

@dmilrtime, one of Washington Youth Soccer’s followers on Twitter, linked us to an interesting opinion article about “player poaching” in Canadian youth soccer. Continue reading

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Preparing Players for Life After Youth Soccer – One Club’s Approach

Because we are a soccer organization, we focus a majority of our efforts on the physical development of players but it’s equally important for our organizations to support the mental and emotional growth of our players. Soccer is our organization’s tool for assisting our players and parents in answering a big question: how do I, the player, prepare for life? Continue reading

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