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Parenting Education | Environment

The most fundamental skill in soccer is individual mastery of the ball and the creativity that comes with it. This should be a priority in training and games, especially in the early years. As this skill is mastered, the rest of the game becomes easier — both to teach and to learn.
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Parenting Education | Small-Sided Games

The Under-12 age group is a crucial transition period for players. For players to improve their soccer skills, it's necessary to look at long term development rather than focusing on winning right now. A key to helping players develop at this age is to play small-sided games
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Parenting Education | Prediction

Do you think your 10-year-old child is going to be a star soccer player when he grows up? Or does a soccer career seem totally unlikely for your youngster? A lot can change between the earliest stages of a career and the time when a player becomes a professional. Check out these slides to remind yourself that all players should have equal opportunities to play at the youth level.
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Finding a balance with "Soccer Moms"

Over the past decade, an increasing number of high-achieving athletes lack some very important skill sets as a result of playing organized sports since the age of 5 or younger. Growing up in an environment where adults direct the development can actually have an inverse affect on the child's growth in sports.
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Parenting Education | Backyard Games

Indiana Youth Soccer provides a wide variety of games and drills that can be done in a family's backyard. The games help players work on a variety of soccer skills and are an easy way for a child to practice while at home.
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Parenting Education | Burnout in Youth Sports

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has just released "Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Youth Sports: A Position Statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine."
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