Soccer Parenting: How to talk to your child’s coach about playing time issues

Soccer Parenting: How to talk to your child’s coach about playing time issues

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by Skye Eddy Bruce, the founder of Soccer Parenting– a Players First partner advancing the Parent Engagement & Education pillar.  

If a child athlete is younger than 14 years old, attends every practice with a positive mindset, yet is playing less than half of the game in a majority of games, there is a high chance that they will begin to underachieve on the field due to a lack of confidence. Also, this will stunt that player’s development, as they are lacking the crucial developmental component of in-game experience.

As a parent, your priority should be ensuring that your child is in the most appropriate playing environment. However, it is essential to begin this conversation with a note about resiliency…

Read the complete article from the Soccer Parenting Resource Center here.


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