Episode 32

Tony Waiters: Changes in Youth Soccer

In a youth soccer world where competition is always increasing and pressure on athletes is always rising, how can coaches keep things fun? 

Tony Waiters thinks we should give the game back to the kids. Over the course of his soccer career, he's been an English National Goalie, a Men's National Head Coach, and a youth soccer coach. Currently, his company, World of Soccer, works to improve the youth game. Tony and host Emily Cohen cover many topics, such as how to deal with overbearing parents, the best ways to coach young soccer players, and what rules need to change. If you call yourself a soccer fan, you'll love this podcast!

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Jun 03 2015