FC Wisconsin and the Soccer Parenting Association today announced a partnership by which all families associated with FC Wisconsin will now receive free access to the educational content on the MySoccerParenting.com platform.
MySoccerParenting.com seeks to improve and enhance the experience of youth soccer players by engaging and supporting the players’ parents on a wide variety of topics related to youth sports - mentality, expectations, philosophy, perspective, as well as information regarding the roles of parents and coaches in youth sport and more.
"We believe that player development is only maximized when the player, the coach, and the parents are aligned in expectations, values, and philosophy," said FC Wisconsin Director Christian Lavers. "To do that, it is critically important that parents are supported, engaged, and educated on these topics, and the best way to empower and support their athlete within the sport. The Soccer Parenting Association will be a great addition to our internal club efforts to do this."
According to the National Alliance of Youth Sports and reported in the Aspen Institute “State of Play” report, 70% of youth stop participating in organized sports by the age of 13. While there are many reasons for this unfortunate trend, engaging parents in the game and providing them with education and guidance related to the youth soccer experience of their child is an important step towards reversing this trend.
“The investment FC Wisconsin is making in positively affecting the lives of the players and families associated with their club is commendable. We are proud to work with FC Wisconsin and are encouraged by their commitment to make a positive impact in their community through sport,” said Skye Eddy Bruce, Founder of the Soccer Parenting Association.
For more on The Soccer Parenting Association go to www.mysoccerparenting.com.