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This podcast is about bringing parents, players, and coaches together around the most important aspects of the youth sports experience. You have thousands of teachable moments in the context of a 15-year window where kids are most open to learning and development - physically, mentally, tactically, emotionally, psychosocially, and in terms of core character. 

The goal of this podcast is to boost our enjoyment of the game and of the gift we have in our children. We hope to help parents, players, and coaches to make the most of the time we have with our kids, and to launch them into the world of adulthood with a solid toolbox of life skills. 

Mar 25, 2019

Not enough kids have access to the game. Language barriers, cultural differences, and financial paywalls are leaving significant numbers of kids on the sidelines. How big is the problem and what can we do about it?

Mar 18, 2019

After a dinner with the Potomac Soccer Association and John O'Sullivan, I will share with you the insights gained from a "5 Characteristics of Best Coaches" exercise we did together as a way to draw out some secrets to good coaching. If you're a parent, you'll want to consider how your child will remember their coach...

Mar 11, 2019

It's time to promote social and emotional skills, but how? A team of experts spent the last two years exploring this and have a report worth reading. I spent the day with The Aspen Institute and several thought leaders in the youth sports industry. What I heard there was promising and offers hope for parents, players...

Mar 4, 2019

Play up and play down situations happen every season in youth soccer. In this episode, we talk about the who, what, and why of the play up and play down scenario.