Category Archives for "Podcast"

Audio and sometimes video podcast episodes that talk about the game and content relevant to the game, to families whose kids play the game, to coaches, and to fans of youth sports

The Positives of a Global Pandemic

Positives of a Global Pandemic

When bad news is filling our air waves and social media apps… when we’re locked in our homes, faced with empty shelves, overflowing with toilet paper, and feeling a little down, we sometimes need to look at the bright side. In this episode, let’s talk about the positives of a global pandemic! Making Lemonade out […]

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8 Week Character Development Coaching Program

If our goal is to deliberately expose our kids to Character Development coaching this season, then we need an actual plan. We can’t leave it to chance that our kids are going to understand the hidden life lessons youth sports teaches. Teamwork, work ethic, perseverance, sportsmanship… these are all multi-syllable words to kids without concrete […]

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Have-a-Ball Character Development Program

We need practical ways to bake character development into our youth sports programs. In this episode, I talk about one that I recently implemented in my own club and some of the ways that you can implement a similar program in yours.  Being Intentional About Character DevelopmentDevelopment is a long game. It’s not something that […]

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Statement About The USWNT 2017-2021 CBA

On February 12th, 2020, the players association representing the men’s national soccer team made a public statement that sends shock waves through the United States soccer community. If we are to believe the statement they made, it effectively draws back the curtain on previously confidential negotiations between the United States Soccer Federation and its professional […]

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January 20, 2020

At United Soccer Coaches

Sorry I’m out this week at the united Soccer Coaches Annual convention. I’ll be back with some cool stuff from that event later in the week! Meanwhile, have a quick look though my back catalogue! There are lot’s of episodes here that might be interesting for you. 🙂   https://thesoccersidelines.com/shows-menu/ Please: support the show and join our community […]

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