Georgia Soccer offers free Parent Education Seminars, free Online Introductory courses, and Soccer Parenting online courses for nominal fees. In addition to that, they post articles and videos specifically geared to soccer parents, which can be found by clicking here.
The English FA provides a free soccer parent online course: Soccer Parent is a free online course available to anybody that registers with FA Learning, The FA’s Educational Provider. Every parent that completes the course and passes can print an accredited certificate from the website. To take this very informative course, please click here: FA: A Guide for Parents and Carers.
Helping Parents Navigate the Maze of Youth Soccer – Managing parent expectations is often cited as the most challenging job of a youth coach. This article attempts to assist parents in understanding the landscape, the options, as well as how to evaluate soccer programs and leagues.
Goal Safety:Georgia Soccer has been made aware of some recent soccer goal injuries and fatalities and feels the need to remind all leagues and coaches of the importance of Goal Safety
Practice Vs. Game – Which one is Better? In any sport, players develop skills via a combination of practices and competitions. This begs the questions: what should the practices-to-games ratio be; how often should we schedule games;
The New Epidemic…Sideline (Mis)Behavior – A look at sideline behavior and its impact on player performance. This article addresses an increasingly disturbing trend in youth soccer.
Bill of Rights for Soccer Players – When children enter a sport program, they automatically assume responsibilities. But they also have rights. Adults need to respect these rights if young athletes are to have a safe and rewarding sport experience. The National Association for Sport and Physical Educations Youth Sports Task Force has developed a Bill of Rights for Young Athletes. The rights identified by these medical experts, sport scientists, and national youth sport administrators are presented in the accompanying box.