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.