I had never known what it was like to watch my son score a goal, and then it happened 3 times in a row. Zacharie got his hat trick, and I got to be that dad.
Your job as a kids’ soccer coach is to make sure the kids have fun, make friends, learn some skills, and HAVE FUN.
British Soccer Camps are a leading North American summer soccer camp for kids, and there are two weeks coming to Calgary this summer.
Participation ribbons are not very popular these days. People think “we all win something” attitudes are perpetuating a bubble wrapped childhood. Actually, it’s just the opposite.
We all put our kids in sports for different reasons. I’d love for them to be successful at a game, master it and be a star. It’s not happening, so I’ll settle for my sons winning at life.
It’s heartbreaking watching my son play soccer. He tries so hard, he wants to succeed so bad, and all he gets is a ball in the face and a broken heart.
It crushes me to watch my son play sports. The way other kids are letting him down rips my soul out. And it’s devastating.
If found myself coaching soccer this year. Nothing I had ever anticipated. I loved it. It was stressful and as we get ready for the spring season, I’ve made a decision.
It’s been a parenting stress of mine from the beginning. Which activities will they love? Which one should we join? I worried all the time about it.
The most painful part of coaching soccer is not the scoreboard. That hurts, it really hurts, but Wednesday mornings hurt the most because that’s the day after practice.
My sons and I had a lesson about boys and girls and who is good at soccer this week. Christine Sinclair is the greatest in the world, and they know it now.
Parents wanting their kids to make it to the pros should listen to this advice from Steve Nash. Stop pushing your kids and let them play. Elite athletes often echo the same refrain; private coaches dont get you to the top, free play and creativity does.
When you’re cheering kids at sports, you don’t need to say much. Just these 6 phrases are all they need to hear to do their best and feel supported.
I earned my parenting stripes this weekend when I got up early for a soccer game with Zacharie the day after Halloween. To finally meet other parents, and be part of a team is something my parenting resume has been lacking. Achievement unlocked.
Trying to find fun teams for kids to play soccer in Calgary shouldnt take effort. It does. They’re either demanding academies, or lazy play – no middle ground
I’m a soccer mom. The boys are registered in indoor soccer for the rest of the season and they absolutely love it. Finally my boys are interested in team sports.