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There are many resources available for soccer parents - from enhancing your understanding of the game to helping your player plan for college, and more!  Here are a few sites recommended by UCC.

Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do sports?

I don’t pay for my kids to do sports.

I pay…

  • for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don’t.

  • for those days when my kids come home from school and are “too tired” to go to practice, but they go anyway.

  • for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.

  • for my kids to learn to work with others and be good teammates, gracious in defeat and humble in success

  • for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment when they don’t get that placing or title (or goal or victory) they’d hoped for, but they still go back week after week giving it their best shot.

  • for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals

  • for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other athletes, officials and coaches

  • for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, months and months, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion, and that success does not happen overnight.

  • for my kids to be proud of small achievements and to work toward long term goals

  • for the opportunity my kids will have to make life-long friendships, create lasting memories, and to be as proud of their achievements as I am.

  • so that my kids can be out on the field or in the gym instead of in front of a screen.

I don’t pay for sports; I pay for the opportunities that sports provides my kids to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives.

It’s a great investment!

- Author Unknown