ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

I don’t think there is a one size fits all solution. Comparing the United States to other countries is also not the answer.   I feel that a license doesn’t necessarily mean the coach the person is qualified to coach youth; however, having a license doesn’t mean a person is a bad coach. True, Soccer has […]

COMPARING MESSAGES

I have been blessed to have some incredible mentors and have gotten the opportunity to be a Coaching Instructor for US Soccer. There are two things I include in every coaching course I teach. One is from not only a mentor but a true friend, Karl Dewazien. I like to close a course by sharing […]

Mandating Coaching Certification

Personally, as a US Soccer grassroots instructor, I feel more is learned in the in-person (face-to-face) courses. The Technical Director for US Youth Soccer Sam Snow was recently interviewed about “What is Working and What Needs to Change” in Youth Soccer Today for Goal Nation. Having grown up in the United States watching, playing, and […]

Fixing Soccer in the United States

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We need to put parent engagement — education — at the top of the ‘to do list’ for ALL youth soccer clubs in the country. Would you do the same? The Technical Director for US Youth Soccer Sam Snow was recently interviewed about “What is Working and What Needs to Change” in Youth Soccer Today […]

This Embodied What I Was Seeking

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When my oldest daughter first started playing soccer I wanted to make sure I wasn’t one of those parents you hear so much about. I didn’t want my daughter to feel pressured because I played soccer in college. Sure I wanted her to be active and physically fit but if she enjoyed a sport I […]