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Talking to the Coach: Advice for Soccer Moms and Dads

If the world were a perfect place, talking to their child's occer coach would be as natural and stress free for a soccer mom or dad as talking to their child's teacher. Unfortunately, there is not much that worries and confuses soccer moms more than talking to their child's coach.

Re-Evaluating US Soccer's Residency Program

In light of poor results at the 2007 U-17 World Cup, the launch of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, and MLS's move into the youth arena, it's time to reassess U.S. Soccer's 9-year-old Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida.

EduKick Soccer News Update

EduKick summer camps in England, Italy, Spain, France, and Mexico came to a close this month. Campers from over 23 different countries around the world honed their skills in EduKick's soccer camps.
This week, Joe Morgan, GM of EduKick Soccer Camps reports on our our soccer camps and soccer boarding schools.
Take your soccer skills to the next level.

Soccer Resources

A listing of major soccer organizations and governing bodies.

Right Youth Soccer Shoes or Cleats Depends On Field Conditions, Type

Types of soccer cleats include molded cleats, detachable cleats, indoor soccer shoes and turf shoes.

Soccer: How to Spot an Elite Player

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and, since it is played by so many people, we can safely say that reaching an elite level can very difficult. When a child first starts playing soccer, becoming an elite player is probably not what they initially are, or should be thinking. Building skills, coordination, conditioning, and having fun, should be the main focus for a young soccer player. As players advance and age, tryouts and scouts typically whittle down the numbers of soccer players, picking the best looking kids for division 1 or other elite travel teams or school teams.

Youth Soccer Parents: A Guide to the Game of Soccer

Soccer, or football as it is known everywhere in the world outside of the United States, is the most popular sport in the world and one of the most popular youth sports in the country.  If your child is playing soccer, it helps to know the basics of the sport.

Getting Ready for Soccer Camp

Whether it's a day camp, a weeklong sleep-away camp or a month-long camp abroad, sending your child to soccer camp for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience for the both of you. Here are a few ways to ease the transition and help them enjoy the experience.

International Soccer Camps: Building Intercultural Competence for the Next Generation

You want your kids to have every opportunity to succeed in this world. You want them to learn self-discipline, how to be healthy, and to gain an appreciation and understanding for the world around them. The business world is becoming increasingly globalized. Intercultural competence, the skill which allows people to operate effectively in an international setting, is becoming ever more important.

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