USYS Parent Education Program

I could have sworn I posted about this earlier. In light of the recent release of the USSF Best Practices for Coaching Soccer, I wanted to pass along another extremely useful educational tool for parents of youth soccer players.

US Youth Soccer has put together an educational program for new soccer parents. It covers topics such as:

  • Basic Equipment
  • Being Supportive Parents
  • Red Flags for Parents
  • Being Good Soccer Parents
  • Surprises and Needs of Players
  • How to deal with Practice, Games, and even the Ride Home

If you are a league administrator and you haven’t seen this yet, I encourage you to review it and send it on to your parents. If you are a soccer parent or even a parent with kids in any sport – this is a great resource.

It is an excellent document and they even have an online quiz parents can take at the end to earn a Certificate of Completion. We sent this out to our parents this season and got very positive feedback.

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