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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College planning made easier by SoccerPrep’s partnership with US Club Soccer

SoccerPrep, the exclusive college planning and college test prep partner of US Club Soccer, is offering US Club Soccer member clubs and each of their players a complimentary trial version of its expansive platform. Ultimately, parents and players can opt to purchase full access at a 70 percent discounted rate, which is only available to US Club Soccer members....

Positive Coaching Alliance: Tips for a strong parent/coach relationship

Eric Eisendrath, a lead trainer with Positive Coaching Alliance and a former Division I hockey goalie, describes the challenge parents face when their children start participating in youth sports. Eisendrath, who has experience coaching soccer, lacrosse and hockey, recommends parents focus on the big-picture issues, rather than smaller issues, such as strategies, positional play and playing time....