PARENT ENGAGEMENT & EDUCATION

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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Claudio Reyna: When is the right age to specialize in soccer?

Claudio Reyna, a Positive Coaching Alliance National Advisory Board Member and former U.S. Soccer men’s national team captain, weighed in on an often-discussed subject in youth soccer: when to specialize and take a child's soccer playing to a more serious level....

Positive Coaching Alliance: What to ask your kid on the ride home

The interactions between parents and their children during the car ride home can encounter a variety of emotions. Charlie Slagle, CEO for Tampa Bay United and President Elect of the NSCAA, encourages parents not to comment on coaching decisions and similar - potentially divisive - topics, so an otherwise positive experience for the young athlete doesn't turn negative....