On The Pitch

Thoughts on Youth Soccer from a Soccer Dad, Fan, Coach and Administrator

Entries for July, 2011

A Heartbreaking Coaching Lesson

The 2011 Women’s World Cup was one of the more exciting overall women’s tournaments in recent memory, Despite the disappointment of the USWNT’s loss, there were many opportunities to use the cup as a coaching tool.

Hey Mom, Dad, It’s OK To Lose!

‘Winning isn’t everything’ is a common cliche, but for many youth soccer parents and coaches it is. This short sighted perspective is hurting youth soccer and preventing the development of skilled soccer players.