Ranting Soccer Dad

25 Episodes

Frank but fair conversations and occasional silliness about youth soccer. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ranting-soccer-dad/support

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RSD short Aug 10 2018: On Twitter and Cordeiro

August 10th, 2018

Personal news: I'm boycotting Twitter over the Alex Jones situation and related misdeeds, and The Guardian has just posted my story on Carlos Cordeiro's first six months. Youth soccer news: What can Cordeiro's task force…

RSD Short: New US Youth chairman, WoSo and aspirations

August 3rd, 2018

New format for the pod! Today’s topics are the new U.S. Youth Soccer chairman (with some discussion of USSF president Carlos Cordeiro), WoSo and feminism (with some discussion of Hannah Gadsby), and some RSD content upda…

RSD38: A productive promotion/relegation chat

July 24th, 2018

Soccer writer Kyle Williams joins the podcast this week to talk about promotion and relegation, proving that we can talk about such things without bloodshed. Become a supporter of this podcast:

RSD37 (pt 2): Shoeless Soccer's Nathan Richardson

July 18th, 2018

This is part two of a lengthy but worthwhile interview with Nathan Richardson, co-author of a book called Shoeless Soccer. The title isn't necessarily advocating that we all toss our boots in the trash, but the book does…

RSD37 (pt 1): Drills? Travel? PLAY! Guest: Nathan Richardson

July 18th, 2018

Nathan Richardson, co-author of Shoeless Soccer, joins the podcast this week to talk about the radical yet somewhat globally accepted ideas in his book. Basically, instead of turning soccer into an expensive coach-driven…

RSD36: Player pathways, college and elite leagues, with Lesle Gallimore

June 8th, 2018


Lesle Gallimore has been head women's soccer coach at the University of Washington since 1994, and she's the current president of United Soccer Coaches. 

In this conversation, we talk about how college co…

RSD35: Dennis Crowley on putting together a soccer pyramid

May 18th, 2018


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