This is a seminal show in the Inside Scoop podcast where I, (Neil Crawford, founder of www.anytime-soccer.com) defined the “Parent-Trainer” and what role the parent-trainer can play in supporting their child in youth soccer.
While parent-trainers may differ, most of them share the following in common:
- Parent-trainers believe in the positive power of deliberate practice. They have witnessed deliberate practice work well in their life and have seen deliberate practice benefit the lives of other people.
- Parent-trainers are unwilling to outsource 100% of their child’s development (in soccer or anything else) to someone else
- Parent-trainers are introspective – recognizing the need to strike the right balance needed to support their child in a positive way
The majority of soccer parent education does not consider parent-trainers. This is reasonable, considering how few parent-trainers there are. However, the Inside Scoop is dedicated to helping parent-trainers navigate the wild world of youth soccer.
Are you a parent-trainer? If so, this podcast is for you. Listen till the end and learn the first secret of ball mastery!