05 Oct Players First partner Soccer Parenting Association to host free webinar for coaches on how to best engage parents
The newest Players First partner is off to a fast start. About a month after officially coming onboard to directly impact the Parent Engagement & Education pillar of US Club Soccer’s Players First initiative, the Soccer Parenting Association has now announced a free, upcoming webinar for US Club Soccer member coaches.
The live webinar – to be held Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 3-4 p.m. ET – will provide “actionable ideas and clear guidelines for parent engagement” for teams and clubs, according to Soccer Parenting Association founder, Skye Eddy Bruce. “We will discuss why parent engagement is essential in today’s youth soccer landscape,” she added, “and how you can implement a successful parent engagement program.”
Space is limited, and US Club Soccer member coaches can sign up here.
“Thankfully, parent engagement is currently a hot topic in youth soccer, as clubs begin to realize the value and dividends achieved when they connect in new ways with the families in their club,” Eddy Bruce added. “There are many specific components to successfully implementing a parent engagement program, and in this US Club Soccer/Players First webinar, you will learn about each of them.”
The webinar will open with a brief introduction by long-time US Club Soccer executive Christian Lavers. Then, Eddy Bruce will provide valuable insight and instructions for the remainder of the webinar. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of the session with webinar attendees.
The Soccer Parenting Association – through its multiple platforms, including MySoccerParenting.com – is providing support, education and resources to parents of youth soccer athletes to help them excel on the field and in life.
The expansive educational resource of MySoccerParenting.com includes articles, exclusive interviews, online courses, webinars, e-books, Q&As, a “Soccer Talk” feature for specific guidance and a private Facebook community. Individuals may purchase an annual membership for $4.99/month by following this link, or clubs may purchase access for all their parents, coaches and administrators for $475 per year – an annual savings of $25 for US Club Soccer members.
ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.