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The Auburn Soccer Association and the Soccer Parenting Association are announcing a partnership agreement by which all families associated with the City of Auburn’s Recreational Soccer League and the Auburn Thunder Soccer Club will receive free access to the educational content on the SoccerParentResourceCenter.com platform.

The Soccer Parent Resource Center seeks to improve and enhance the experience for youth soccer players by engaging and supporting the players’ parents on topics related to the body, mind, coach, parent, next level and the game, as well as providing coach education related to establishing positive relationships with players and parents.

The Auburn Soccer Association’s mission is to provide competitive and recreational youth soccer opportunities by offering challenging and educational programs while developing a lifelong passion for the sport in all of its athletes. Dedicated to the development of both individual and team skills, the Soccer Association also emphasizes leadership, character, good sportsmanship and commitment to compete at the highest level of desired play.

According to the National Alliance of Youth Sports and reported in the Aspen Institute “State of Play” report, 70 percent of youths stop participating in organized sports by the age of 13. While there are many reasons for this unfortunate trend, engaging parents in the game and providing them with education and guidance related to the youth soccer experience of their child is an important step towards reversing this trend.

“The investment Auburn Soccer Association is making towards positively affecting the lives of the players and families associated with their club is commendable. We are proud to work with them and are encouraged by their commitment to make a positive impact in the Auburn community through sport,” said Skye Eddy Bruce, founder of the Soccer Parenting Association.

“As our soccer leagues and programs continue to grow, I believe it is vital that we strive to improve the quality of our players’ experiences,” said Chad Parish, who serves on the Soccer Association’s Board of Directors. “Parent education, coach education and club culture are all important components of a successful youth soccer program. We recognize Skye’s work through the Soccer Parent Resource Center as a unique avenue by which we can better serve our Auburn soccer families.”

https://news.auburnalabama.org/article/Parks%20and%20Recreation/2766

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