A child's experience in youth soccer depends to a great degree on how well his or her parents become knowledgeable soccer consumers. Further, growth of the game in Louisiana depends equally on how well parents are able to educate themselves about the game, about proper and effective player development and about what kind of club environment is best for their child. Finally, as parents (and players) become more educated about the soccer world their perceptions and expectations become more rooted in the real world.
The following pages are designed to help parents in topics such as choosing the right club for their child, how to make your child's soccer experience a positive and productive one and in navigating the college search and recruitment pathways. Below are links to some articles offered by US Youth Soccer.