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The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 11

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As a dad and coach, I know how complicated youth sports can be at times.  So I’d like to share some helpful articles that shed light on the challenges we face… and some humorous ones that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves.  Thanks for reading and please use these buttons to share this newsletter with your social networks.


Press Release

Glen Allen, VA (Monday, September 19, 2016) – The Institute for Soccer Parenting ( announced a partnership today with iSport360, Inc. (, which is an early stage youth sports software company. The two companies will work together to create content that educates, engages and supports youth sport parents. Click here to read the full press release.


Understanding the Sports Parent Psyche (notice I said “Psyche” not “Psycho”)

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Let’s start with a confession:  While I am a parent, coach and founder of a company that preaches best practices in sports parenting and coaching, I once actually charged the field with the intention of hurting someone (WOW it feels great to get that off my chest).

The backstory:  My daughter and her U9 soccer team were shaking hands with their opponents at the end of a tough game when I witnessed one of the players from the other team… Read the full story here.


Parent & Coach Communication Collaboration

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Conversations are constantly happening between the coach and the player about the demands of the game, technical adjustments, tactical teaching and more. The majority of conversations do not and should not involve parents. However, when the conversations are about the player’s development, the coach’s expectations, or stressful situations such as playing time or positional choices.


On The Lighter Side

Youth Sports, School, Funny

From our satirical friends at Weekly School News comes a back-to-school favorite with a message to kids: Don’t mess with the teachers during back-to-school week. Read the full article.


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September 26, 2016

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