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The Soccer Sidelines

131 EpisodesProduced by David DejewskiWebsite

Join Coach Dave on the sidelines as he brings you in on what’s going on behind the scenes and the stuff that really matters in youth sports. Understand the game, development, and ways you can support your young athlete at home!

131 Episodes | 2017 - 2021

Respect For The Remarkable Grassroots Game?

March 22nd, 2021

38:18

I had just earned my first coaching certification in the grassroots game and was still proud and amazed by how much I had learned. Standing in the foyer of one of my player’s homes, the mother of this player took in my …

Let's Get Back to the Game!

March 15th, 2021

35:42

Who among us has not missed youth sports and looked forward to returning to youth sports? The playing. The outdoors. Pushing our limits and enjoying …

Returning to Play

June 15th, 2020

56:31

At long last, it’s time to try to get back to the field. What we’re returning to looks very different from what it used to be like before COVID-19, but it’s a start. In this episode, let’s talk about who’s returning to …

Solidarity Payments in US Soccer

May 5th, 2020

24:07

Connect with me: https://thesoccersidelines.com/connect/

What are solidarity payments, why do we have them, and how do they work? Do they work at all …

2020 Senior Prom MASKquerade

April 27th, 2020

24:08

<Share your wisdom and well wishes with 2020 Seniors>

In this episode, post a thank you sign for essential workers, host a MASKquerade, and check in on the DA and ODP. From senior graduating without a prom or even …

US Soccer Development Academy Shuts Down

April 16th, 2020

20:25

It is official. US Soccer has shut down the US Soccer Development Academy effective immediately. This is officially due to “…extraordinary and unexpected circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic…” but SoccerWire and …

Essential Workers and Bad Information

April 15th, 2020

29:24

There are two big things worth paying closer attention to today: 1. the great things people are doing during this crisis. 2. The proliferation of …

The World is Changing for Good

April 6th, 2020

25:36

Human history is like a book with many chapters. Every generation writes their piece and leaves their mark. Some chapters are uneventful and boring. …

What can we do during the COVID-19 crisis?

March 23rd, 2020

22:34

Having a global pandemic on the loose is a scary thing under any circumstances, but limit social interactions and keep people from congregating and we’re facing double trouble! Humans tend to raft together in times of …

The Positives of a Global Pandemic

March 16th, 2020

21:43

When bad news is filling our air waves and social media apps… when we’re locked in our homes, faced with empty shelves, overflowing with toilet paper, and feeling a little down, we sometimes need to look at the bright …

8 Week Character Development Coaching Program

March 9th, 2020

32:29

If our goal is to deliberately expose our kids to Character Development coaching this season, then we need an actual plan. We can't leave it to chance that our kids are going to understand the hidden life lessons youth …

Have-a-Ball Character Development Program

March 2nd, 2020

15:44

We need practical ways to bake character development into our youth sports programs. In this episode, I talk about one that I recently implemented in my own club and some of the ways that you can implement a similar …

Statement About The USWNT 2017-2021 CBA

February 24th, 2020

36:06

On February 12th, 2020, the players association representing the men's national soccer team made a public statement that sends shock waves through the United States soccer community. If we are to believe the statement …

Presidents Day Weekend 2020

February 17th, 2020

4:09

Happy President's Day 2020! Big news in the world of US Soccer this week. Full episode coming soon after the holiday. Get ready!

The Best Tool for Your Parenting Toolbox

February 10th, 2020

11:58

None of us are perfect parents. Let's talk about a parenting and work promotion tool that is within your reach. Improve your parenting and your …

Playing on More Than One Team

February 3rd, 2020

25:20

This episode was inspired by another great sideline chat. This one was between myself and a soccer day on the side of our futsal court last weekend. His son is looking at playing for more than one soccer team at the …

Gender Bias in the Game

January 27th, 2020

1:03:42

I was minding my own business, eating my lunch alone at a table when two women asked to join me at my table. The conversation that would unfold for …

Fixed vs Growth Mindset

January 13th, 2020

38:21

I'm trying to find way to deliver perhaps one of the most important life lessons that youth sports can teach. I want to help people transition from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. In this episode, I'll explain the …

Crisis of Trust

January 6th, 2020

38:46

Sure we have bad sideline behavior, but should we blame parents? What else is at play in our world today that might lead to poor sideline behavior?

Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2019

2:18

I don't think I could have anticipated in 2017, that three years later, you and I would be celebrating our third holiday season together. Whatever …

Culture of Swimming vs Soccer

December 16th, 2019

24:45

Individual development vs organized team sports - let's explore swimming vs soccer and the ways we support our youth in each environment.

Crafting Your Soccer Experience

December 9th, 2019

29:20

Crafting your soccer experience have a place in the future of youth soccer. Imagine the stuff you want without the stuff you don't need. #nopaytoplay

Alphabet Soup in US Soccer

December 3rd, 2019

54:19

How do you get from wherever you are in the youth soccer ecosystem to the Olympics, a National team, or a professional team? How do you make the most of your experience and come away happy that you participated? As …

Burn Out in Youth Sports

November 25th, 2019

24:26

Flame out or burn on for a lifetime of passion for movement, teamwork, and healthy living? This seems to be an essential question facing young families today - even though most hardly think about it. Personally, I think …

Rewarding Development and Suing Coaches

November 18th, 2019

27:11

In this episode, we continue the dialog about bad apple officials, introduce some practical ways we can be intentional about coaching character, and share a warning story about a lawsuit against a JV baseball coach that …

Good Eggs and Bad Apples

November 11th, 2019

17:45

We have good eggs in every community and bad apples that ruin it for everyone. In this episode, we talk about listener-provided examples - one of …

How To Win More Youth Soccer Games

November 4th, 2019

13:15

This episode is about winning more youth soccer games. Everybody wants to win, right? So how specifically do Clubs, coaches, and teams ensure the wins? Continue on with me as we explore several ways in which you can win …

Inspiring Aggression, Confidence, and Competitive Mindset

October 28th, 2019

28:50

Twice this week, I was asked by parents - each from opposite sides of the country - about how to improve the competitive mindset of their children. …

Relative Age Effect in Youth Soccer

October 21st, 2019

19:37

Relative Age Effect in Youth Soccer is a bias that highlights the attention we give towards winning vs development. At its worst, it can be cheating

The Travel Tournaments Episode

October 14th, 2019

30:09

Travel tournaments can be full of excitement and fun. What are the pros and cons of travel tournaments for our players and families?

Varsity Soccer Mixed Bag

September 30th, 2019

27:53

I'm hearing some variation of this over and over again: "My kids looked forward to playing varsity soccer in high school, but they (or we) have been …

Injury Prevention In Youth Soccer

September 23rd, 2019

42:15

Physical exercise like playing soccer is preventative for many disease processes. Diseases brought about by obesity, for example, are often prevented …

Cognitive Mental Development

September 16th, 2019

32:56

The job of being a coach requires men and women who pursue this craft to know the kids they're working with. Different age groups have different needs. They have different communication styles and differing abilities to …

Youth Sports Access and Affordability is at Risk

September 9th, 2019

26:46

Support the Show (https://thesoccersidelines.com/go/)Access to affordable youth sports is at risk. It's facing extinction in communities all across America. I'm afraid that too few people understand how precarious the …

The Finishing Mentality in Youth Soccer

September 2nd, 2019

23:11

Support the ShowFinishing in the game of soccer is a string of a complex series of actions and thoughts that end with a net rattle. The finishing …

Playing Varsity Soccer Without Breaking the Bank

August 26th, 2019

21:39

My team came to me two years go with the goal of playing varsity soccer. Today, my team makes up half the varsity bench. They didn't pay thousands!

US Youth Soccer Standards

August 19th, 2019

23:26

There is a good reason to standardize the training environment for kids in their development years. Do you know what the US Youth Soccer standards are?

Dealing with Loss and When Young People Die

August 12th, 2019

14:49

Support the Show and our Mission

Dealing with loss in life can be a profoundly life-changing experience. Learning to deal with loss on a smaller scale before the big life-changing losses affect our lives is a way for us …

Passing the Microphone

August 5th, 2019

5:59

I've spent the last two years and 90 episodes talking about the stuff that really matter in youth sports and hoping to help you understand and appreciate the game and better support your player(s). Now it's your turn to …

It Takes a Team to Win

July 29th, 2019

20:12

It's Easy to Support this ShowYou would not dream of suiting up and taking on the New York Giants by yourself. I don't care if you're the biggest and …

Is Youth Sports in the US Dying

July 22nd, 2019

19:07

Youth sports in the US is dying, not because the business model isn't working, but because it is working too well. It's drawing in $17 B at what expense?

Reliability In Youth Sports

July 15th, 2019

13:47

If you think coaches are not paying attention in youth sports, don't. They are. Things like being reliable matter. If you think I'm talking about just consistently hitting a crispy seam pass through defenders, I'm not. …

Did you Watch the Womens World Cup?

July 8th, 2019

17:12

Imagine yourself sitting at a table. You're at a nice cafe in Paris. You're drinking a cup of fresh brewed coffee, eating your favorite breakfast and watching people walk by. People watching can be fun. We all do it. …

Character Matters in Athlete Selection

July 1st, 2019

13:01

Skills, fitness, physicality... It's all important. And it's often an athlete's Character that helps them make the cut. Character matters.

Managing The Clock

June 24th, 2019

21:25

Become a PatronWhen you're moving with the current, you can afford to relax. When the current is flowing opposite of the direction you want to go, you may have to paddle like crazy. A mental image of yourself in a canoe …

Extra Benefits of Soccer – Networking

June 17th, 2019

12:36

Soccer offers students many benefits as they mature through the development years, but benefits of soccer don't stop there. In this episode, we explore how the game of soccer can connect us with 3.5 Billion fans around …

Play Practice Play in Youth Soccer

June 10th, 2019

17:06

If you haven't heard it yet, there is a new training methodology in soccer town called Play, Practice, Play. It's not really new. We've been doing it …

Benefits of Watching Soccer

June 3rd, 2019

17:00

How eager would you be to allow a surgeon to cut you open and remove your gallbladder if that surgeon never watched a surgery before? Not very, …

Accidental Leadership on the Soccer Pitch

May 27th, 2019

16:19

Whether you're a coach, a parent, or an interested observer, you bring more than your lawn chair to a game. You bring your ability to spot leadership, form a thought about that leadership, courage to share your …

The Vertical Game in Soccer

May 20th, 2019

17:35

Putting the ball up in the air... should be do it, or should we keep it on the ground? Choosing what to train in youth soccer and when to train it is …

5 Things True Soccer Insiders Know About the Game

May 13th, 2019

20:21

In every group, there are the "insiders.'  If you're one of them, you can often tell the difference pretty quickly. If you can't tell the newbies from the insiders, chances are you're one of the newbies. There is …

Overcoming the Challenge of Letting Our Kids Go

May 6th, 2019

17:25

All birds have to leave the nest or they will die. Our kids have to find their own lives too. They are going to leave. It's not a matter of if they will leave. It's a matter of when AND how well prepared will they be …

International Youth Soccer Tour

April 22nd, 2019

24:59

In Episode 34 I first revealed our partnership with Global Image Sports and the Stoke City Potter. I interviewed Andy Foxall from the Stoke City Academy after we spent a few days together running the Maryland ID Camp …

Mental Health in Soccer

April 15th, 2019

20:46

Mental Health in Soccer runs deeper and more silent that most of us have given much thought to. In this episode, I share my thoughts and research after a discussion with a mental health nurse in a UK training camp, then …

Parent Engagement in Youth Sports

April 1st, 2019

23:42

Youth Sport is bigger than any player. We do our best to let them go and let them play when they're on the field. That's a good thing. But coaches only get kids for at maximum, 2 or 3 hours at a time. Parent drive them …

Improving Access To The Game

March 25th, 2019

15:20

Not enough kids have access to the game. Language barriers, cultural differences, and financial paywalls are leaving significant numbers of kids on …

Better Coaching With John O’Sullivan

March 18th, 2019

11:52

"What do you remember about the best coach you ever had?" John O’Sullivan asked. He had passed out yellow sticky pads to all tables in the room and …

The Future of Coaching

March 11th, 2019

13:03

It's time to promote social and emotional skills, but how? A team of experts spent the last two years exploring this and have a report worth reading.

Play Up and Play Down Situations in Youth Soccer

March 4th, 2019

17:11

Play up and play down situations happen every season in youth soccer. In this episode, we talk about the who, what, and why of the play up and play down scenario.

#69 – Volunteer Jobs That Support Kids

February 25th, 2019

13:57

Supporting kids in our soccer clubs is more than coaching or being the snack parent. Volunteer jobs that support kids range from cleanup to …

10 Ways to Be a Great Coach

February 18th, 2019

27:27

There isn't a polo shirt, a certification, or a hat with a badge that make someone into a good coach. Whether you're trying your hand at coaching …

#67 – Childhood Obesity Threatens to Cause More Cancer

February 11th, 2019

10:16

We're in trouble. Diseases related to obesity are riding into our communities at an alarming rate. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, …

#66 – Playing Soccer in College

February 4th, 2019

22:33

For many players, playing soccer for their college is a dream. This article is about how to get there.              Below you're going to find a …

#65 – Competitive Youth Soccer

January 28th, 2019

15:51

Competition is a natural ingredient in the process of strengthening hearts, minds, and bodies. Without competition and struggle, we miss out on valuable opportunities. The question in this episode is: Why do we compete? …

Playing Chess with a Ball

January 14th, 2019

16:32

There is so much more to watching a soccer game than watching the player with the ball. Come along with me as we explore some of the history, the formations, the styles, and the 99% of the game that is played without …

#62 – Cooperation Human Superpower

January 7th, 2019

15:06

Many mammals cooperate, but most stick to cooperating with relatives. Human beings are different in that we have learned to cooperate with people we …

#61 – Finding Success in Real Life

December 31st, 2018

14:54

It's time to take our youth sports character successes home! Moms and Dads are invited to come off the bench with me for this episode!Connect with me at podcast@thesoccersidelines.com or on Facebook at

Pay to Play in Youth Sports

December 24th, 2018

36:30

Pay for play is unequal. It’s unfair. And it’s hurting youth sports more than it’s helping. Pay to play in youth sports has been a thing for at least …

#59 – Parents Are Not Perfect – And Should Not Try to Be

December 17th, 2018

19:40

The bottom line up front: it's normal for kids and parents to experience conflict during the process of letting go. Kids are genetically wired to create conflict - no matter what you do or how you do it - so that they …

#57 – Take Advantage When The Development Window is Open

December 3rd, 2018

18:47

Before you know it, your young athlete will be walking out the door for their first year of college. This comes fast! It’s important to realize that …

#56 – The Mental Game

November 26th, 2018

13:37

The crucial difference between an elite performer and one who is good is often not visible to the casual observer. Having a good Mind Game can make all the difference!
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the …

#55 – Referee Respect!

November 19th, 2018

10:42

Stand OutsSometimes, a really good referee just stands out in the crowd. It's more than the calls. There is a comfort and synergy on the field, a connection with players and coaches, a message that carries on the wind …

Common Soccer Injuries

November 12th, 2018

12:41

I'm literally typing with hunt and peck, and getting ready to head out to the Emergency Room (ER) as I produce this episode. Lot's of good information here about soccer injuries, but I don't have a lot of time to chat …

#53 – Bad Referees

November 5th, 2018

24:44

How Would You Deal With a Bad Referee?I had occasion to find out how I would deal with a bad referee this weekend. It didn't go as well as I would …

#52 – The Heart of a Lion

October 29th, 2018

16:14

What Makes a Winner? Can you lose a game and walk away as a winner? There is ZERO question that a youth player can be a winner when the scoreboard reads in favor of the other team. Let's talk about how player can leave …

#51 – Being Beside THAT Mom or Dad

October 22nd, 2018

25:49

In the Line of FireThis past weekend, I was asked to be the Assistant Referee (AR) for my son's 2003 travel game. I'm not a referee, but on this day I had just come from a game and was wearing my coaching uniform. We …

#50 – Keeping Warm on Cold Days

October 15th, 2018

15:43

Being Cold is No Fun
It's amazing to me how many parents I see every year on the sidelines who are unprepared for the weather. I expect this from my …

#49 – The Coaching Pathway

October 8th, 2018

17:10

The Adventure of CoachingI think most parents come into the world of coaching out of a love for their own kids and a desire to support them and provide well rounded learning experiences wrapped in fun. If we consider …

#48 – Setting The Bar In Youth Sports

October 1st, 2018

16:01

The Reason We CompeteCompetition between human beings has been around a long time. Paintings in the Lascaux caves in France, it is believed, show images of sprinting and wrestling around 15,300 years ago. Similar …

#47 – Commitment Through Youth Sports

September 24th, 2018

18:21

What is so Important About Commitment?Commitment makes The Soccer Sidelines "Important Stuff" list across all categories: parents, players, coaches, …

#46 – Synergy on the Sidelines and the Power of Relationships

September 17th, 2018

19:17

Don't Miss or Underestimate This!
Something powerful happens when a group of good people come together around a common goal. Bringing character, …

Your Child and Physical Literacy

September 10th, 2018

13:42

Physical literacy in kids comes from a healthy range of activities. Each activity exposes athletes to new physical vocabularies. The best...

Effective Weather Policy for Youth Soccer

September 3rd, 2018

24:48

Who Cares?
"How's the weather?" is a common conversation opener, but when I hear it, I brace myself for a boring discussion. I get it. This is important stuff though. People have been hurt or killed, and thousands of …

#42 – Resilience in Sports

August 20th, 2018

17:21

Making Lemonade out of LemonsThose with the power to take anything that is thrown their way and turn it into something positive truly have the power …

#41 – Gaining Confidence Through Youth Sports

August 13th, 2018

17:40

The Confidence ChallengeOne afternoon during a practice session, the mother of a young girl on my team approached with a request. "Can we do something about my daughter? Her confidence is low. Her sister plays at home …

National Soccer Camp

August 6th, 2018

23:58

National Soccer Camps offer a channel for kids interested in soccer to pursue higher levels of competition, gain exposure to many coaches (often world class coaches), a chance to build unique memories, and to gain …

Measuring Performance in Youth Soccer

July 30th, 2018

24:08

Measuring performance is one of the best ways to ensure consistent improvement. Let's talk about keeping statistics that really matter in youth soccer

Soccer Cleats: The Basics Before You Visit the Soccer Store

July 23rd, 2018

15:43

Choosing a "Boot" at The Soccer Store
Don't let the word "boot" raise an eyebrow! Soccer cleats are also called soccer "boots," "cleats," "football boots," and even "soccer shoes." These are all the same thing. I'll use …

#37 – Getting the Most From Training

July 16th, 2018

17:48

The World Cup is Coming to AmericaThere isn't an American soccer player who isn't already talking about and thinking about the World Cup in 2026. The excitement such a world-class event will bring to our continent is …

#36 – Bad Sideline Behavior

July 9th, 2018

44:27

A National EpidemicWhat I'm about to share with you is a problem of National consequence. I'm not exaggerating! Producing this podcast, acting as Club President, and coaching, I tend to be reaching out and connecting …

#35 – Getting To Play Soccer

July 2nd, 2018

29:10

"Necessity is the Mother of Invention."PlatoPlaying Soccer Can Cost Money and TimeWhile "the Beautiful Game" can be played with just a ball, a flat …

#34 – English Football in America

June 25th, 2018

36:19

Partnering with Stoke CityIt's taken months to put together a partnership with Stoke City Potters and Global Image Sports. This past weekend, we realized a major benefit from that partnership: an ID camp for kids …

Soccer is Coming to America – Bid For the 2026 World Cup

June 18th, 2018

13:12

North America Won The Bid for the 2026 World Cup!

What Did We Win? 
The United States, Canada, and Mexico will co-host the 2026 World Cup. This will be a 48 team World Cup - a global phenomenon - with 80 games played in …

#32 Earning and Owning What You Do

June 11th, 2018

13:12

It Goes Back Thousands of Years
If you wanted to be a medicine man (a Shaman) you couldn't get there without some help. You needed to be recognized by …

#31 Three Common Mistakes Made on the Soccer Pitch

June 4th, 2018

29:26

Playing Next to One Another vs With One AnotherIt takes human beings a few years to figure out that there are other humans in the universe. When kids are young - in the earliest years of soccer development - kids do …

The Soccer Mom Uber

May 28th, 2018

12:26

Mom and Dad's investment in soccer is not just money. It's shopping for stuff, replacing stuff, cleaning stuff, picking up stuff, vacuuming the lawn …

#29 – Improving Skills Off the Soccer Pitch

May 21st, 2018

17:54

We have experienced a lot of rain this past week and a half. We were able to get games in last Saturday, but practices were all called off this past week. As we wind down the end of the Spring season and look forward to …

#28 – Empowering Our Kids to Succeed

May 14th, 2018

19:46

Who is Youth Sports For?Sometimes we forget one of the most important elements in youth sports - who everybody is working for. It's not the coach, the Club President, mom or dad... it's our future. It's our future …

#27 – Safety on a Soccer Field

May 7th, 2018

24:44

Who is Responsible for Safety in Youth Sports?

Players
Parents
Coaches
Referees
Host Org

Pre-Season

checkBe sure to be fit enough for the stresses of youth sports on the body and mind. If you need help addressing …

Fundraising For Youth Clubs and Teams

April 30th, 2018

25:03

This is About Your MissionFundraising is about finding more fuel for your club or organization. We simply can't do what our mission calls us to do …

#25 – Competition and Sportsmanship Through Youth Sports

April 23rd, 2018

25:05

Defining Competition in Youth SportsCompetition should be managed like a prescription drug. It's really great for creating certain chemistries, but …

Empathy Through Youth Sports

April 16th, 2018

19:35

Being able to connect and empathize with teammates and our opponents is a powerful skill that youth sports helps us to develop. In this episode, we …

#23 – Integrity Through Youth Sports

April 9th, 2018

26:15

A low single digit percentage of kids across all youth sports are going to go on to play their sport at the collegiate level. If these are the …

#22 – Concussions in Soccer

April 2nd, 2018

29:00

Concussions may as well be called "the invisible injury." They happen to an organ which is completely enclosed by bone and usually covered by hair. It's hard to see a concussion - and consequently, it is often …

#21 – Cross Training

March 26th, 2018

11:22

Cross training into soccer from other sports or into other sports from soccer... Parents often ask if it's a good idea for kids to cross train. In this episode, we go into some of the pros and cons of cross training as …

#20 – Protecting Our Kids From Predators_Youth Protection

March 19th, 2018

24:06

This episode made me sad to have to deliver, but this is a subject that is important to talk about. Better now than after another child is abused. …

Making College Affordable (Interview)

March 12th, 2018

49:12

Making college affordable is something we'd like to hear more about. In this show we tap insider knowledge and review 5 financial models that do that!

#18 – The Offside Rule Explained

March 5th, 2018

15:29

Arguably the most difficult and most argued about call in all of soccer, the offside rule has given plenty of sideline enthusiasts, coaches, players, …

How to Know Where My Kid Should Play

February 26th, 2018

18:54

How can we tell where in the soccer system our child should play? In this episode, we look at behaviors you can find at home or on the field that …

#16 – How Much Does it Cost to Play Soccer – Part 2 (The Programs)

February 19th, 2018

25:16

In this episode, Part 2 of How Much Does It Cost To Play Soccer, we dive into the programs available. We reveal what each program costs in the area we live in, and what you get for the money you pay.

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Anyone …

#15 – How Much Does it Cost to Play Soccer – Part 1 (The Variables)

February 12th, 2018

11:02

Soccer families that understand the economics of the game early will make better investment decisions over time. It's possible to just "follow the …

#14 – Bundle of Sticks – Playing Together to Achieve Team Synergies

February 5th, 2018

15:48

Sticks in a bundle can’t be broken but sticks taken singly can be easily broken. Same applies to people.

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One of the most potent superpowers any team has is Unity. In this episode, we talk about creating unity …

Talent is Only Part of Success in Sports

January 29th, 2018

15:11

Inspired by an article written by Fred Bowen of the Washington Post titled "Athletic Ability is just a part of success in sports," we hear what 5 …

#12 – Get Ready to Enjoy a Tournament!

January 22nd, 2018

9:09

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So much of the tournament experience happens beyond the pitch. Building esprit-de-corps, enjoying local food, experiencing the hotel, and checking out many different game and coaching styles are just a few!

#11 – Making Community Connections

January 15th, 2018

8:57

Youth Sports is a rallying point in the community for many families. In this episode, we look at a real-world scenario where a family in trouble …

#10 – How to Be Intentional About Development

January 8th, 2018

14:44

After the crowds go home, the final scores are tallied, and our youth athletes leave the field for the last time, it's on to real life. Whatever …

What the Heck is Futsal?

January 1st, 2018

29:18

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#8 – Getting Familiar with The Throw In

December 25th, 2017

12:03

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The throw-in is a basic maneuver that all soccer players, parents, fans, and coaches need to be familiar with. There are rules for the …

Moms and Dads Can Coach – But Should They?

December 18th, 2017

11:28

My first day of coaching started off, literally, in a lawn chair on the sidelines of my kid’s soccer game. The coach’s assistant, a dad of one of the …

Dehydration Effects on Athletic Performance

December 11th, 2017

13:44

In this episode we're going to talk about dehydration effects on athletic performance. Dehydration decreases mental and physical performance both on …

Making Mistakes in Youth Sports is Good

December 4th, 2017

9:21

Mistakes are a part of life. When we stop making mistakes, it usually means we stop trying to do anything. Without mistakes, we stop growing and we encourage those around us to stop growing. So why are we so bitter …

Systems of Play in Soccer

November 27th, 2017

12:17

Understanding the system of play being used in a soccer match provides a whole new layer of appreciation for the game. There are four things we need …

Keeping Training Age Appropriate

November 20th, 2017

10:55

Striking a balance between under and over challenging players on the soccer field can mean the difference between a good experience and a bad experience. Too much of a challenge can lead to frustration. Too little of a …

Entertainment vs Development Culture

November 13th, 2017

16:11

Culture affects everything about the youth sports experience. In this episode, we will explore the two primary cultures found in youth sports: the …

Welcome to The Soccer Sidelines!

November 7th, 2017

7:46

In this first episode, we introduce you to the podcast. The Soccer Sidelines is about bringing parents, players, and coaches together around the most important aspects of the youth sports experience. And we don't mean …

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RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://thesoccersidelines.com/feed/podcast/

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
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Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
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Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
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Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
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Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens