Payne, Lavers to participate in 2017 Soccer Parenting Summit alongside handful of Players First partners

Payne, Lavers to participate in 2017 Soccer Parenting Summit alongside handful of Players First partners

The Soccer Parenting Association – a new Players First partner providing information, guidance and expert advice to parents to help improve youth soccer – is hosting the 2017 Soccer Parenting Summit, Dec. 8-10.

The summit is delivered digitally and begins Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET with a brief introduction by Soccer Parenting Association founder Skye Eddy Bruce. The summit continues the following day with 13 sessions, including a 10 a.m. discussion with US Club Soccer CEO Kevin Payne: “Creating a Player’s First Environment in Youth Soccer.”

Dr. John Cone, founder of Players First partner Fit for 90, will discuss “Growth and Injury in Youth Soccer” two hours later, Dec. 9 at 12 p.m. ET.

On the summit’s final day, popular soccer commentator and former USWNT captain Julie Foudy – a National Advisory Board member of Positive Coaching Alliance (another Players First partner) – will deliver a 9 a.m. ET session titled: “Choose to Matter: Soccer’s Unique Ability to Inspire Leadership for Life.”

Later on Sunday, Dec. 10, ECNL President Christian Lavers is slated to discuss: “Why Parents Must Seek a Holistic Development Environment for Their Child” at 2 p.m. ET.

In total, there are nearly 30 educational sessions and about 24 hours worth of discussions. For those unable to tune in online at the designated times, the sessions will be available for 24 hours for those registered with a free pass. “Sideline Pass” members have lifetime access to materials, including other benefits.

US Club Soccer launched its Players First initiative in August 2015 with the foundation of five pillars: Club Development, Player Development, Coaching Development, Player Health & Safety and Parent Engagement & Education. Players First is a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, which emphasizes the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play.

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