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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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....