Dear Soccer Mom and Dad,

Just like doing your homework, you have to practice on your own, confront problems on your own, be willing to think on your own, and implement solutions on your own. Parents, you can help so much just by supporting the practice of “homework” in soccer. Don’t do it for them. It’s no different than school. You set the expectation and support and encourage them to meet it.

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Master Your First Touch: Unlock Your Potential

You alone are responsible for every bit of variability and inconsistency. That kind of feedback is gold. It's better than a coach standing there critiquing you. Why? Because it’s instantaneous, it’s personal, and, it’s impossible to ignore.If you hit the ball too hard, YOU hit the ball too hard. If you hit the ball too softly, YOU hit the ball too softly. If you can’t trap the ball and you can’t hit the target, YOU can’t trap the ball and YOU can’t hit the target. There is no external place to put the blame, and knowing you, with that kind of feedback you’re going to start getting better immediately. Master your first touch, and unlock your potential with the FOOTYBOARD®.

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