Players are learning to play.
Coaches are learning to coach.
Parents need to learn to be soccer parents!
Parents can make or break the whole soccer experience for the players, the teams, the coaches and all the rest of the parents.
Watch this important 2-minute educational video, read the Pledge, and then agree to it
Be inclusive and mindful of players who are new to soccer or may have disabilities that you can't see.
Encourage and help.
Do not point and laugh!
We all recognize that soccer is a very passionate game— for players and fans. But when it comes to youth soccer, the soccer pitch can bring out some of the worst instincts that we have.
Here are five behaviors seen from parents that can have a dramatic impact on kids and their soccer development...
Think you know soccer? Unless you have taken a refereeing course, you very likely don't know the rules. "I know I didn't!" says one experienced coach
This author says "Truth be told, I wanted to just have one tip, 'Don't be an a$$hat' and then each subsequent tip would be, 'See rule #1.'