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Bringing parents, players, and coaches together around the stuff that matters.

Bringing parents, players, and coaches together around the stuff that matters.
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Bringing parents, players, and coaches together around the stuff that matters.

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English


Episodes

The Vertical Game in Soccer

5/20/2019
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Putting the ball up in the air... should be do it, or should we keep it on the ground? Choosing what to train in youth soccer and when to train it is a combination of science and art. US Youth Soccer gives us some useful guidelines, but how closely we follow those guidelines requires a […] The post The Vertical Game in Soccer appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:17:34

Five Things True Soccer Insiders Know About the Game

5/13/2019
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In every group, there are the "insiders.' If you're one of them, you can often tell the difference pretty quickly. If you can't tell the newbies from the insiders, chances are you're one of the newbies. There is nothing wrong with being a newbie, of course. We've all worn that title at some point. But […] The post Five Things True Soccer Insiders Know About the Game appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:20:20

Overcoming the Challenge of Letting Our Kids Go

5/6/2019
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All birds have to leave the nest or they will die. Our kids have to find their own lives too. They are going to leave. It's not a matter of if they will leave. It's a matter of when AND how well prepared will they be when they do. Letting our kids go is a challenge […] The post Overcoming the Challenge of Letting Our Kids Go appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:17:24

Soccer Team and Players – The 12th Player

4/29/2019
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If I told you that a 13U or older soccer team has more than 11 players on the field during a game, you might question my knowledge of the game. You might think I'm trying to be clever by telling you that unless a referee issued a red card, there are always 22 players on […] The post Soccer Team and Players – The 12th Player appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:18:32

International Youth Soccer Tour

4/22/2019
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In Episode 34 I first revealed our partnership with Global Image Sports and the Stoke City Potter. I interviewed Andy Foxall from the Stoke City Academy after we spent a few days together running the Maryland ID Camp together. Then in Episode 40, I talked about taking my kids to Atlanta for the National Soccer […] The post International Youth Soccer Tour appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:24:59

Mental Health in Soccer

4/15/2019
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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 health issues before they become issues. The post Mental Health in Soccer appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:20:45

Parent Engagement in Youth Sports

4/1/2019
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Youth Sport is bigger than any player. We do our best to let them go and let them play when they're on the field. That's a good thing. But coaches only get kids for at maximum, 2 or 3 hours at a time. Parent drive them around, pay for their access, eat and play with […] The post Parent Engagement in Youth Sports appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:23:41

Improving Access To The Game

3/25/2019
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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? The post Improving Access To The Game appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:15:20

Better Coaching With John O’Sullivan

3/18/2019
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"What do you remember about the best coach you ever had?" John O’Sullivan asked. He had passed out yellow sticky pads to all tables in the room and asked us to write down our top five characteristics- one per sticky. He stood in front of a room full of coaches, team managers, and a few […] The post Better Coaching With John O’Sullivan appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:11:52

The Future of Coaching

3/11/2019
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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. The post The Future of Coaching appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:13:02

Play Up and Play Down Situations in Youth Soccer

3/4/2019
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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. The post Play Up and Play Down Situations in Youth Soccer appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:17:11

#69 – Volunteer Jobs That Support Kids

2/25/2019
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Supporting kids in our soccer clubs is more than coaching or being the snack parent. Volunteer jobs that support kids range from cleanup to marketing, to managing awards to organizing BBQ's. Community Clubs are powered by volunteers of all kinds! The post #69 – Volunteer Jobs That Support Kids appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:13:56

#68 – How to be a Good Coach – 10 Ways

2/18/2019
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Learning how to be a good coach is a process. We aren't born good coaches. We become good coaches. Here are 10 ways you can be a good coach. The post #68 – How to be a Good Coach – 10 Ways appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:27:26

#67 – Childhood Obesity Threatens to Cause More Cancer

2/11/2019
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We're in trouble. Diseases related to obesity are riding into our communities at an alarming rate. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer... all on the backs of fat cells. Last Monday, the American Cancer Society released a report on a study published in The Lancet Public Health […] The post #67 – Childhood Obesity Threatens to Cause More Cancer appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:10:15

#66 – Playing Soccer in College

2/4/2019
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For many players, playing soccer for their college is a dream. This article is about how to get there. Below you're going to find a collection of video and linked resources that will get you well on your way to:Understanding the processGetting your plan togetherKeeping you and your athlete […] The post #66 – Playing Soccer in College appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:22:32

#65 – Competitive Youth Soccer

1/28/2019
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Competition is a natural ingredient in the process of strengthening hearts, minds, and bodies. Without competition and struggle, we miss out on valuable opportunities. The question in this episode is: Why do we compete? What's the end game? Is it to play on the world stage or is it to create stronger healthier adults? In […] The post #65 – Competitive Youth Soccer appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:15:50

#64 – Follow The Golden Rule

1/21/2019
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This week, we're in pre-season. There are lot's of setup activities going on and in many places, buildings are mostly staff-only. That's where I met Shauna. Shauna is a pretty typical employee working in the youth sports space. Her stories inspired me to share this episode as a cautionary tale for new parents and coaches. […] The post #64 – Follow The Golden Rule appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:06:23

#63 – Playing Chess with a Ball

1/14/2019
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There is so much more to watching a soccer game than watching the player with the ball. Come along with me as we explore some of the history, the formations, the styles, and the 99% of the game that is played without the ball. Come away with a better sense of the game and how […] The post #63 – Playing Chess with a Ball appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:16:31

#62 – Cooperation Human Superpower

1/7/2019
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Many mammals cooperate, but most stick to cooperating with relatives. Human beings are different in that we have learned to cooperate with people we don't know. This has made all the difference in our evolution. We're genetically wired for cooperation, but our ability to cooperate is weakening. Some of the essential ingredients we need in order […] The post #62 – Cooperation Human Superpower appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:15:05

#61 – Finding Success in Real Life

12/31/2018
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It's time to take our youth sports character successes home! Moms and Dads are invited to come off the bench with me for this episode! Connect with me at podcast@thesoccersidelines.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSoccerSidelines/ Real Wins Happen in Real Life!It's important to win. We should never be satisfied with losing. The drive to win pushes […] The post #61 – Finding Success in Real Life appeared first on The Soccer Sidelines.

Duration:00:14:54