As a parent, you play a vital role in your child’s experience in youth sports, as no one has more influence on a child’s enjoyment and participation. The sport of soccer provides parents with numerous opportunities to help children learn important life lessons and gain memories that will last forever.
At South Texas Youth Soccer, we recognize the important contributions you make – and the challenges you face at all levels of the game. We offer a variety of parent education resources and initiatives, ranging from educational articles and best-practice recommendations to financial assistance and college preparation. Our coaching department is also available to help you create a parent education program tailored to your club or team needs.
Advice for First-Time Soccer Parents
Parent Pocket Guide to the Rules
South Texas Administrative Handbook
US Soccer Calendar Birth Year Registration Information and Mandates
US Youth Soccer Player Development Model: A Player-Centered Curriculum
US Soccer Player Development Initiatives
We Are Doing Youth Soccer Wrong: The Culture of Winning Hurts Player Development
Athletic Nutrition for Young Athletes
You've Been Injured - Now What?
When to Ice? When to Heat? RICE (Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation)
Care and Prevention of Ankle Sprains
Combating an Injury Epidemic and More On FIFA 11+ with Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Background Checks and KidSafe Standards
Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
US Soccer Recognize to Recover Athlete Concussion Guidelines
US Soccer Recognize to Recover Coaches Concussion Guidelines
Concussion Resources from the CDC
US Soccer Concussion Initiative
US Soccer Recognize to Recover Athletes Collapse Guidelines
Hydration and Heat Illness Guidelines
US Soccer Heat Guidelines and Index
CPR and AED Training Guidelines
As a benefit of membership with South Texas Youth Soccer, we are pleased to provide free access to acclaimed SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Programs through eKnowledge. Members have access to more than 11 hours of video instruction and 3,000 files of supplemental test prep material, plus thousands of interactive diagnostic tools, sample questions and practice tests.
Member access covers the complete $350 cost of the SAT or ACT Test Preparation Program. Participating students pay only the $19.99 cost of program delivery, which includes materials, support, shipping and streaming.
For more information, visit eKnowledge.com/STXSoccer or contact eKnowledge at (951) 256-4076 or via email email@example.com.
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STX Webinar Series: College Recruiting 101 Women’s Soccer with UTEP Women’s Head Coach, Kathryn Balogun
STX Webinar Series: College Recruiting with UTRGV Men’s Head Coach, Paul Leese
Former FC Dallas & SMU Men’s Coach, Schellas Hyndman's Do's and Don'ts of College Recruiting
List of Colleges with Men's and Women's Soccer Programs
US Youth Soccer College Planning
NY Times Article: "Committing to Play in College"