Soccer Parent Advice

positive INSPIRATION for OUR CHILDREN through soccer

This page is a resource for soccer parent advice. You want what's best for your child, not just in terms of participating in youth soccer, but in all aspects of your kid's life.

Soccer is a great game for all of the life skills it can teach to young people. The principles of teamwork, respect, confidence, and hard work can benefit children through their lives.

Resources for Soccer Parents

Collection of articles on advice for soccer parents

5 ways to inspire kids to do the right thing

Here is a good resource for parents of any kind, whether they participate in youth soccer or not. I found this post on a website focused on activities for parents and kids to do as a family. 

The name of the website is Red Tricycle I think you'll really enjoy reading the article. Read the full article here: Encouraging Kids

The top priority For Sports Parents Should  Be To get their child to love the game

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If you instill the love of a game into your child, she'll want to play longer and harder. Focus on the fun of it. That naturally leads to better success.Parents, give your child ownership of enjoying the the whole game experience.

Children will improve their level of play if THEY are the ones trying to get better. Read more and watch the video at Positive Coach.

10 youth soccer rules for parents to know

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One of the too frequent sources of friction between parents, coaches and referees is a misunderstanding of the rules followed in youth soccer. It's a fast paced game and sometimes emotions run high in the heat of the battle.

Take a few minutes to brush up on the 10 youth soccer rules that parents should know.

The 6 Words You Should Say Today to Your Child.

Kids don't need to feel pressure from their parents when it comes to their performance on the soccer field. One of the greatest statements you can make to your child contains only 6 words, but the impact of speaking them can be very powerful.

Here's the link to the article from words You Should Say:  "I love to watch you play." Read why this simple phrase can be so powerful.

What to do if Your Kid Makes a Mistake

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Let's be honest, is there any better feeling than giving your child a hug after they come off the soccer field-or better than receiving a hug from your child?

Well, as it turns out hugging has another positive effect. The more hugging your child does the better their brain develops.

Here the link to the complete article at

The value of play you parents may not know about

Play has benefits way beyond the obvious benefit that they're having fun. According to an article over at about families and parenting,

There are 10 things parents should know about relating to having kids enjoy a lot of regular old playtime.

Some of the benefits of play include stress reduction and development of cognitive skills.

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Here the link to the complete article at

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Keep it positive. Keep it fun!

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Coach Bruce Lovelace started playing soccer in 1974 when, as a young boy, he constructed his own makeshift soccer goal. He played in high school, then intramurally in college and beyond. He started to coach his own children in the early 1990s and then ran a Soccer Shots franchise for 12 years. Now, Coach Bruce publishes the website. You can also get lots of great ideas on Soccer-For-Kids Pinterest.

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