My name is Neil Crawford and I am a soccer dad and recreational coach. As you already know, there are no playbooks for raising children; and definitely none for raising a competitive athlete.


That’s why I believe that it’s so important for parents to seek advice from coaches, clubs, and other parents who have more experience.


Since I didn’t play soccer growing up, I learned a lot from coaches and soccer parenting forums like The Soccer Parent Lifestyle.  Founded by another dedicated and crazy soccer dad, this group was formed to support parents and help them navigate youth soccer. I strongly encourage every soccer parent to join.


I guarantee that you will laugh, become inspired and learn a great deal about this long journey we call youth soccer!