US Youth Soccer Parenting Advisor

This section provides parents with guidance on how to enrich and support their child's soccer experience.

 

Below, you can find parent education articles, videos and information about Washington Timbers Junior Academy player/parent expectations and league rules. 

To bring up a child in the way he should go - travel that way yourself. - Josh Billings

- Junior Academy Parent Information Night Powerpoint Player/parent code of conduct. Communication Model

- WHY PARENTS SHOULD NOT COACH FROM THE SIDELINES- Article by Soccer Parenting. Interview with US Youth Soccer Techincal DIrector Sam Snow.

I LOVE TO WATCH YOU PLAY- Video by John O'Sullivan. Changing the Game Project. Presented at parent information night.

- UNDERSTANDING RELATIVE AGE-EFFECT Powerpoint. US Youth Soccer. Dr. Ajit Korgaokar

Understanding the Game

- OYSA Timber/Thorns 7v7 Developmental League Rules U9 & U10

- FC Portland 4v4  Developmental League Rules U7/U8

- Learn more about understanding the "Offsides" rule (simply click on the link)

- Learn more about the Field Markings (simply click the link)

- US Soccer Presentation on new Player Development Initiatives and Birth Registration Transition

 

 

The Institute for Soccer Parenting (soccerparenting.com) contains many interesting articles for parents. February's issue is highlighted by articles including:

  'High School Soccer: To Play or Not to Play'

Please click here to read the Institute of Soccer Parenting Newsletter, February 29th edition

 

The newsletter 'Parenting Advisor' distributed by US Youth Soccer contains many interesting articles for parents. Current and past issues can be located at the links below.

March 10, 2016 
'Social Media Do's and Dont's'

Please click here to read US Youth Soccer Parenting Advisor, March 10th edition

 December 3, 2015
  'I Love Watching You Play'
  'How to Navigate Today's Wide World of Youth Sports'

Please click here to read US Youth Soccer Parenting Advisor, December 3rd edition

November 12, 2015
  'Motherhood Matters; Taking a Shot of Goal'
  'Studies Show Parents Dig Deep for Youth Sports'
  'Parents Blog: Playing Like a Girl'

Please click here to read US Youth Soccer Parenting Advisor, November 12th edition

October 29, 2015
 
'10 Tips for Soccer parents on the Sideline'
  'How I Learned to Stop Being a Sideline Coach and Enjoy the Game'
 
 'Parents Blog: Savory the Good Things'
  'Free SAT/ACT Prep Materials'

 Please click here to read US Youth Soccer Parenting Advisor, October 29th edition