Sometimes it's easier said than done to sit back and just enjoy the sight of our kids playing a sport, letting them have fun playing the game and figure things out for themselves instead of getting instructions yelled at them or getting a full critique of their play on the car ride home. We want so much to help our kids be better, but sometimes less is more and we can best support our kids by just letting them play. Listen to AYSO alum Julie Foudy, former captain of the U.S. Women's National Team and current ESPN soccer analyst, in an insightful podcast from the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program. Julie looks back on how her parents motivated and supported her soccer career and what she wants for her own children in sports. Listen to Julie's podcast.
AYSO recognizes the efforts and advancements made by the Positive Coaching Alliance in Honor of the Game. The Kids Zone Parent Pledge is adapted from Positive Coaching Alliance's Parent Pledge