November 26, 2018

Now trending in elite youth athletics - private lessons.  Parents, we are often led to believe that if our kids have any ambition to play in high school and beyond - privates are required.  With travel, coaches, equipment and now privates, the expense of it all is quic...

August 29, 2018

Hi Tauna,

I have a 12 year old son who has been playing soccer since he could walk. We've been loyal to the same club for 5 years now and he has been playing at high level there. We recently got switched to a lower tier team and got a new coach. We did not hear positiv...

February 13, 2018

Dear Tauna,

Thanks so much for considering my situation. My son Sammy has been playing on the same travel soccer team with the same coach since he was 8 years old. He's now 12. It's been soccer year round for 4 years.

Sammy is clearly passionate about soccer. His coach...

December 18, 2017

My 13 year old son plays football and I can’t understand why the coach doesn’t play him more.  He loves the game and team but he's starting to lose interest. What can I do to get him more playing time?

Thirteen is a tricky age because it’s about the age when sports...

December 4, 2017

Dear Tauna,  There's a parent who constantly yells at the kids on my sons team but he really targets my son. How can I get him to stop?

Criticism is one of the most difficult aspects of sports and life. I am an adult and a seasoned athlete/warrior and it still makes me...

November 29, 2017

How do I choose the right coach / team for my soccer playing 7 year old?

Let’s face it we all want the very best for our kids and a good coach is one of them. Many parents want their children on the winning team, but that is not always the best thing for your child. Do...

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