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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. 

Apr 29, 2019

More than a collection of individuals, the Soccer Team and Players work together to produce results. The Team is greater than the sum of its parts. In this episode, we talk about "The 12th Player" on the pitch during a match - reading, supporting, and coaching to the team as a unit. 

Apr 22, 2019

In this episode, number 76, we complete our journey through the system with an international youth soccer tour in the UK. I will take you inside both the Boy's international youth soccer tour experience and the Girl's international youth soccer tour experience. Come with me as we travel from takeoff to landing back in DC.

Apr 15, 2019

Mental Health in Soccer runs deeper and more silent that most of us have given much thought to. In this episode, I share my thoughts and research after a discussion with a mental health nurse in a UK training camp, then I share three things that we can do as parents or as coaches to help our kids manage some mental...

Apr 1, 2019

Without parents, youth sports will not exist. Today, there are few explicit development programs for parents. We forget that parents are developing right alongside our players and that they have needs themselves. They wonder how best to support their kids. They wonder what the coach is working on. They want to...