Parent Engagement & Education:


Players First provides a framework for parents to understand how to value their child’s soccer experience, replacing the reliance on match outcomes, which has hindered proper player development methodology.


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Bring Positive Coaching Alliance to your club

You can be a part of the movement by bringing PCA to your organization. Through US Club Soccer's national partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance, you have the unique opportunity to partner with PCA at a discounted rate this season. ...

Erin Chastain: Parents, don’t worry about age cut-off dates

Parents whose children are near the age cut-off dates for starting school sometimes hold their children back, thinking that later admission into the same age group of sports may create a competitive advantage. However, Erin insists: "If you're good, you're good!"...

Player’s Health: New study to examine soccer’s long-term health risks

In response to some of the recent eye-opening stories and research findings connecting soccer to serious long-term health effects, a new study – conducted by the Football Association and the Professional Footballers' Association in England – will seek to assess the prevalence and severity of degenerative brain diseases associated with playing soccer....