West Valley Soccer League: Soccer Parents

Wednesday, October 2
Kids and Sports: Do's and Don'ts for Youth Sports Parents

Saturday, September 14
For Kids Only ...

Wednesday, August 14
The Ride Home: Not a Teachable Moment

Wednesday, February 22
What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent

What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent -- And What Makes A Great One (Learn More...)



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Soccer Parenting (Click here)
To most American parents, soccer is a new and mysterious sport. The care and nurturing of a soccer player is different from that of most of our traditional sports. A common adage says that we can't create successful soccer players without creating successful soccer parents. Learn more about parenting the player from some of the nation's top educators.

A note for parents and coaches about the components of coaching soccer. (Click here)

The Components ...

Friday, December 7
Our Behavior Toward Officials (Click here)
How Does Your Behavior Toward Referees Affect Your Child and the Game?

1. Referee abuse is a serious issue ...


Friday, December 7
All sides lose when parents can’t keep their cool
By Richard Gandara, Austin American Statesman, May 20, 2000

The angry woman just had to yell at the umpire ...


Instruction from the Sidelines (Click here)
Net Effect on Players of Instruction from the Sidelines
by Ric Granryd, Director of Coaching, AUSC

Technical/tactical ...


Be "KIDSAFE" (Click Here)
Be "KIDSAFE" - Use Precautions
Taken from: STYSA Shootout July/Aug 2000

Each year thousands of new ...


Friday, December 7
Jeff Pill's Letter to Parents (Click Here)
From noted youth coach and Eteamz contributor Jeff Pill

The role that parents play in the life of a soccer ...


Tuesday, March 12
Just Let The Kids Play (Click Here)
The First In A Series Of Articles About Problems In Youth Soccer

Tuesday, March 12

Youth Coaching - It's A Kick! (Click here)
http://ussoccer.about.com/bl_coaching.htm

As ...


Monday, March 18
What Makes a Coach Effective? (learn more...)
No single characteristic is the difference
http://www.finesoccer.com/

By Lawrence Fine