“Off the Pitch with Active”

These episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.


Active#010: Skye Eddie Bruce-Masters in Sports Science, founder of Soccer Parenting, ex Professional player talks about how she inspiring players by empowering the parents.

68:00 minutes podcast. I have learned so much in my research into adult behaviours and how it affect our children. Reed is one of my mentors.

Skye is the founder of the Soccer Parenting Association (SoccerParenting.com), with a mission of elevating the game by engaging, educating, supporting and advocating for youth soccer parents. Skye is a sought, after speaker for parents, coaches, clubs and players. A former professional player, Skye was a collegiate and youth All-American goalkeeper, Defensive MVP of the Final Four (1993) and State Champion track athlete.  Skye has coached extensively in the youth and collegiate games. A MBA graduate of the University of Richmond, Skye has earned her USSF “B” License, the National Goalkeeper License and is a Coach Educator for United Soccer Coaches


1:15     Introduction to Sky Eddie Bruce and Soccer Parenting. Why did she start it, what were the issues and how does it work?

11:15   Parents engagements will impact the environment but how do you create it?

16:10   This is the impact Soccer parenting have in the sporting community.

23:20   3 parent categories and the Stroop effect & the 3 most common questions asked by parents.

35:45   Is your child coming home crying and not wanting to play or train any longer? What do you do and what can clubs and coaches do?

48:00   What are the boundaries; when should parents talk and when should they leave it to the coach and club?

57:45   Pre-game huddle-what is it and how does it help?


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