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Dure: U.S. Soccer coaching curriculum leaves parent coaches in a jam

This weekend, Beau Dure could be going out to Loudoun County, Virginia to take the “evaluation weekend” for the U.S. Soccer D coaching license. The main factors in why he isn't show how much more progress U.S. youth soccer leaders need to make to get coaching education where we want it in this country -- accessible, widespread and informative.

Coaching Dec 11, 2015

The parent-coach conversation: Should we…or shouldn’t we?

Are coaches and parents communicating adequately in North American youth soccer? This week Dr. Wendy LeBolt explains what happened when she broke through the traditional silence between club and high school coaches, and how doing so can help young players immeasurably.

Coaching Apr 29, 2014
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My 10-year-old is a star, now what? Advice on parenting, coaching elite young players

A lot of time and attention in the coaching world can be spent helping parents of young players who struggle to keep up technically or physically with the game compared to others, but what if your son or daughter is the elite player, the coach’s favorite, the one who plays all the games, never gets subbed, and is asked to play on every all star team around? You have just as much work ahead of you, sometimes even more.

Coaching Dec 24, 2013

The best thought provoking books of 2013 for soccer coaches and parents

Soccer Wire regular contributor John O'Sullivan reads a lot of books and has taken the time to review his three favorites of 2013. These three were the most thought provoking books he believes should be on the reading list of every coach and parent.

Coaching Dec 16, 2013

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