An educated parent is a parent prepared to take on the challenges of youth soccer. This article is the start to a Soccer Parent Education blog series.
In order for kids to learn how to be coachable, respectable players, and respectable teammates, they need wisdom. To gain that wisdom, they need to learn from making many mistakes. We need children to learn from the feelings of letting others down, or making others proud.
Why do movies such as “Remember The Titans” or “Rocky” become so popular? These stories would be nothing without heart! Looking at professional athletes that play on TV to the young athletes in our Grasshoppers program, the power of heart can make all the difference.
Read the 10 things parents of soccer players need to know and further understand your role as soccer parent. From being “that” parent to helping your child define success, these 10 tips will help you figure out how to the play this important parental role in your child’s soccer career.
An off season from a specific sport can be very beneficial to a player physically, mentally, and emotionally. Giving the player time to rest and recoup and try other sports allows the individual to develop in other areas mentally and physically and helps determine what sport they may specialize in later in life.