21 Aug Soccer Parenting Association becomes newest Players First partner advancing Parent Engagement & Education pillar
US Club Soccer is proud to welcome the Soccer Parenting Association as the newest Players First partner in a growing portfolio of best-in-class resources for member clubs, coaches, players and parents. The Soccer Parenting Association – through its multiple platforms, including SoccerParentResourceCenter.com – will provide 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 SoccerParentResourceCenter.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, where clubs also have the option to purchase access for all their parents, coaches and administrators for $475 per year – an annual savings of $25 for US Club Soccer members.
Beyond the discounted access, the Soccer Parenting Association will be supplying regular content, including webinars, through US Club Soccer’s digital and social media channels, as a regular contributor to the Parent Engagement & Education pillar of Players First.
“The Players First pillar of Parent Engagement & Education is a crucial part of the Players First philosophy,” said Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO. “What makes the Soccer Parenting Association unique is the amount of personalized content within the platform and its focus completely on parents. It’s an educational environment that maintains a dialogue with parents that will ultimately lead to better experiences for players, coaches and clubs.”
The Soccer Parenting Association hosts an annual online conference, the SoccerParentingSummit.com, featuring some of the country’s top soccer educators, parenting experts and leaders in sports performance with messages and presentations provided directly to parents. The next summit is being planned for December 2017, and US Club Soccer families will be eligible for discounted pricing.
“The Soccer Parenting Association is improving the youth soccer experience for players, parents and coaches through our work to engage, educate, support and advocate for youth soccer parents,” said Skye Eddy Bruce, founder of Soccer Parenting Association. “Clubs and coaches are realizing the benefits of communicating and connecting with parents – such as heightened player enjoyment and development. We are excited to partner with US Club Soccer’s Players First initiative, and connect youth soccer clubs and parents to our Parent Education Platform: SoccerParentResourceCenter.com. As parents receive the support and education they need through the Soccer Parent Resource Center platform, our young players will thrive on the fields and in life.”
ABOUT SOCCER PARENTING ASSOCIATION:
The Soccer Parenting Association is a movement for social change that seeks to elevate the game by enhancing every child’s youth soccer experience through engaging, educating, supporting and advocating for youth soccer parents.
SoccerParentResourceCenter.com is the Association’s groundbreaking education platform that provides parents with the information, support, guidance and education necessary to ensure their soccer player will thrive.
The Soccer Parenting Summit is an on-line event that brings experts and thought leaders in youth soccer, parenting and performance together with the sole purpose of educating youth soccer parents in the form of engaging interviews and presentations.
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.