Here's What 2016 Viewers Had to Say:
The Speakers were great and the information was informative and useful. Worth Every Penny!
Much needed event for the soccer community. The soccer community needs this type of information and conversation. Well done Skye!
Lots of good information to absorb – thank you so much!
Great topics and guests! Very informative and appropriate.
As a coach, I thought the Soccer Parenting Summit was fantastic! The speakers were all experts and highly respected in the soccer community. The interviews were very informative and covered a wide range of topics in youth soccer. For our game to continue to develop, we need to work together as coaches, administrators, and parents toward a common goal – the development of players on and off the field. The Summit was a big step forward toward that goal.
The Summit was an awesome event. Parents and Coaches should be required to attend the sessions. There was more helpful and educational content in the Summit than I received neither of the E and F coaching licenses from U.S. Soccer.
A huge amount of great material in a short time window. Every parent and coach should attend the Summit.
I got a lot out of it. It was great. Thanks!
I found myself moving from room to room, laptop in hand, to show my wife and kids little snippets that were particularly thought provoking or reaffirming. Thank you for putting in the effort and well done!
Dan Abrahams Global sport psychologist, author
Yael Averbuch Professional Player, Techne Futbol owner
Ian Barker United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Education
Todd Beane TOVO Academy Barcelona founder
Skye Eddy Bruce Soccer Parenting Association founder
Dr. John Cone Fit For 90 founder
Joe Cummings Manage Your Soccer Club founder
Jay DeMerit Former USMNT, EPL, MLS player, Captains Camps owner
Anthony DiCicco Soccer Executive
Jordan Evans SportsRecruits Vice President
Julie Foudy Soccer Commentator, Former USWNT Captain
Jennifer Fraser Author, Teaching Bullies
Mike Hoyer AYSO National Executive Director
Gary Kleiban Co-Founder, 3four3
Christian Lavers Girls & Boys ECNL President, FC Wisconsin Technical Director
Paul McVeigh Former Premier League player, Mental Performance Coach
Chris Moore US Youth Soccer CEO
John O’Sullivan Changing the Game Project founder
Kevin Payne US Club Soccer CEO
Bryan Schwebke Doctor of Physical Therapy, Performance Coach
Frank Tschan U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Administration
Amanda Visek Sport Scientist, GWU associate professor
How Does This Work?
The Daily Schedule
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
7:30 PM EST - Skye Eddy Bruce
Live Webinar to Kick Off
8:15 PM EST - Julie Foudy
Choose to Matter: Soccer’s Unique Ability to Inspire
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
9:00 AM EST - John O’Sullivan
Parents and Coaches Collaborating – Club Values
10:00 AM EST - Kevin Payne
Creating a Player’s First Environment in Youth Soccer
11:00 AM EST - Yael Averbush
The Importance of Love of the Game and Developing a Personal Drive to Improve
12:00 PM EST - Dr. John Cone
ACL Injury and Return to Play Considerations (for ANY Injury)
1:00 PM EST - Anthony DiCicco
What Parents Need to Know About Crumb Rubber, Synthetic Turf and Fields
1:30 PM EST - Anthony DiCicco
The Developmental Impact of the 2018 US Soccer Presidential Election
2:00 PM EST - Jennifer Fraser
Removing Bully Coaches from Our Sidelines
3:00 PM EST - Dan Abrahams
4:00 PM EST - Mike Hoyer
The Youth Soccer Referee Crisis
5:00 PM EST - Ian Barker
A Parent’s Guide to Making Sure Your Child’s Soccer Environment Best Serves Your Child
6:00 PM EST - Jordan Evans
So, Your Child Wants to Play Soccer in College?…
7:00 PM EST - Skye Eddy Bruce
Live Check In
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
9:00 AM EST - Frank Tschan
Coaching Education, U.S. Soccer initiatives & Parent Engagement
10:00 AM EST - Paul McVeigh
High Performing Mind
11:00 AM EST - Chris Moore
The Recent Reorganization of US Youth Soccer
12:00 PM EST - Todd Beane
Teaching Soccer: Qualities to Seek in Our Child’s Coach and Environment
1:00 PM EST - Amanda Visek
Why Children Play – How to Keep them Playing
2:00 PM EST - Christian Lavers
Why Parents Must Seek a Holistic Development Environment for their Child
3:00 PM EST - Bryan Schwebke
Developing Essential Functional Movement Skills in the Youth Athlete
4:00 PM EST - Jay DeMerit
The Jay DeMerit Story: The Importance of Having Various Player Pathways to Development
5:00 PM EST - Gary Kleiban
The Promotion-Relegation Debate
6:00 PM EST - Joe Cummings
A Top Level Conversation about the State and Future of the Game, Club Leadership, Pay to Play and More.
7:00 PM EST - Skye Eddy Bruce
Closing – Wrap Up - Live Webinar
What You'll Walk Away With
You will develop a determination to make sure the youth soccer environment your child competes in is exceptional.
You will learn about the significant role you can play in helping your child develop mental toughness.
You will receive clear roadmap to the path to playing soccer in college.
You will gain clarity about the player-development problems we face in youth soccer and be empowered to make a difference in your child’s club.
You will understand the powerful role a parent can play in mindfully supporting a child.
You will learn the must-have athletic traits your child can develop to prevent injury and maximize potential.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is this event located?
This is an on-line event only. The Summit will follow the published schedule and the various sessions will be available at the times they are listed on the schedule. If you are not able to watch them at the scheduled time, they will be made available for 24 hours from the scheduled time
Can I access this material on my iPad, iPhone or mobile device?
Yes, the sessions will be available on all devices.
Who should attend this Soccer Parenting Summit?
The Soccer Parenting Summit is suited for any soccer parent seeking an improved experience for their child or empathetic coaches wanting to learn from some amazing experts.
When can I watch the Soccer Parenting Summit sessions?
The sessions will air according to their scheduled times and be available for 24 hours. After 24 hours, you can purchase a SIDELINE PASS to watch them.
I don’t have time to watch that weekend, can I watch them other times?
Yes! If you purchase a SIDELINE PASS you can watch or download and listen to them any time.
Meet your Soccer Parenting Summit Host:
Skye believes in the power of sports to transform lives and seeks improvements to the youth soccer landscape so all children can THRIVE.
Skye believes parents are uniquely positioned to be the difference makers when it comes improving the youth soccer landscape and seeks an environment where parents are more connected. When they are, the game will be elevated. Skye believes well-intentioned, level-headed parents are the ones who will make this happen.
I am thrilled to bring this truly AMAZING group of experts together to give parents the education, information and support they need to help their children, and all soccer playing children, THRIVE. The parents who join us will get to know and learn from authentic and well-intentioned experts who genuinely believe that educating parents is an essential step in improving the game. Those who join us will give their children an extra edge and become a part of a powerful movement to elevate the game.