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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. 

Sep 30, 2019

In previous episodes, I spoke of some of the positives of the varsity experience. Varsity sports were huge when I grew up, but it's not all daisies and rose petals. High School sports have their challenges. Let's talk about it. 

Sep 23, 2019

Injury Prevention in Youth Soccer is something we all benefit from knowing about and helping with. In this episode, we will explore five common sources of injuries in youth soccer and how to prevent them. 

Sep 16, 2019

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Developing players in all five stages of development means understanding how players are thinking, and what they are thinking about at each stage. In this episode, I talk about the mental characteristics of each of the five development...

Sep 9, 2019

Access to affordable youth sports in our communities is not only important to maintain, but it's disappearing in communities across the US. The volunteers keeping these programs affordable are getting burned out and reinforcements seem harder to find. The inevitable result is 10x cost as paid staff are brought in to...

Sep 2, 2019

Finishing in the game of soccer is a string of a complex series of actions and thoughts that end with a net rattle. The finishing mentality follows a flow, from the goalkeeper and defenders through the midfield, to the player taking the shot. Each player in the chain processes a three-part Do loop over and over again in...