One of the real downsides of club soccer is that it is so expensive. This has led some to propose that children from wealthy families have advantages in succeeding in the sport. Stories have also appeared documenting how club soccer has become the second highest expenditure in some family budgets (mortgages were #1). I wanted to create

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Use the following calculator to help you figure out the TRUE total club soccer cost for your family. This calculator incorporates club fees and equipment fees and helps you understand your “true” club soccer cost by computing the costs associated with your travel and time. Click here to read the details of the calculation.

If you have been around youth soccer long enough, either in recreational leagues or club soccer, you have probably heard parents talk about how they have offered their children rewards to score goals. Depending on the age of the player, you may hear offers of $10 or $20 bills per goal scored. I have even heard of parents offering puppies as rewards for scoring goals!

Perhaps these offers should not surprise us. After all, we (i.e., adults) live in a world of stock options and sales bonuses. Common practices in Corporate America help to reinforce

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Readers of this blog will recognize over time that we are interested in promoting club and coach actions and behaviors that develop youth soccer players over time. We understand that many soccer clubs share this idea in theory. In fact, a review of club websites will show that many soccer clubs promote player development as a core philosophy. In practice, though, some clubs pay only lip service to this idea. Why might this be the case?

Before answering this question, I think it is important that I clarify what I mean by player development. <a

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Our Story

Our Story

Five years ago we were clueless parents with a young daughter who was pretty good at soccer. Before we knew it, we found ourselves living our lives in a parallel universe centered around club soccer. Now our mission is to provide parents with information about soccer clubs and coaches. Want to know why? Read Our Story

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