What Happened to the FUN in Youth Sports?

It has been very easy to get caught up in the herd mentality and buy into the underlying competitive nature in club sports. Watching this game reminded me why kids play and why parents support their kids playing. In the United States, 21.5 million youth between the ages of 6 to 17 play sports on a regular basis. Youth sports are an important part of each child’s development. Unfortunately 70% of children involved in sports at a young age quit by the age of 13.

Expensive vs. Cheap Soccer Cleats – What’s the difference?

Are they going to make you a better player? In all honesty, no.  The athletes of the parents that work at StriveFar might disagree. The 10 year old is on Instagram following Footy Headlines, the 14 year old is looking at The18.com  to see what members of Barca are wearing, the common theme is the more Read more about Expensive vs. Cheap Soccer Cleats – What’s the difference?[…]

31 Soccer Gifts for Kids and Big Kids

Here is a whole load of ideas for anyone that has a person in their life that loves soccer.  From cheap to expensive, from big to small, there should be something for everyone in here! 1. Kick coach – for perfecting their strike These are a great little innovation and really help with finding that Read more about 31 Soccer Gifts for Kids and Big Kids[…]

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Youth Soccer: Cost, Time, and Love – A Parent’s Perspective

As a parent, we all want the best for our kids when it comes to their participation in and enjoyment of playing sports. When my kids first started playing soccer at the recreational level, it was obviously just for fun and to learn the aspects of the sport.  It was with a small local soccer Read more about Youth Soccer: Cost, Time, and Love – A Parent’s Perspective[…]

To Sit or Not To Sit

Let’s face it, we spend A LOT of time sitting, watching and cheering our kids on as they play whatever sport it is they enjoy. It can be stressful, exciting, nerve racking and sometimes even bitter sweet. The question for everyone of us is, what to sit on or not to sit on?….. What you Read more about To Sit or Not To Sit[…]

Has the concept of Play been truly lost in America?

  At school I was always about 5 metres away from a soccer ball.  If I didn’t have one in my bag, then my mates did.  If we weren’t in lessons, we were on the school tennis courts with our bags as goalposts, scuffing up my trainers.  I went through a pair every couple of Read more about Has the concept of Play been truly lost in America?[…]

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