Articles written by: Alison Mickel

Creating youth ambassadors for the future of soccer
Youth Soccer

Creating youth ambassadors for the future of soccer

We’ve come a long way since the days of watching VHS tapes of soccer highlights, but in many ways, we still have a long way to go.

Summer soccer tournaments
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Summer soccer tournaments

Summer tournaments can be a great way for kids to enhance their skills in preparation for the fall season and there are more benefits, as well.

Preventative maintenance for youth soccer injuries
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Preventative maintenance for youth soccer injuries

While the injury rate for youth soccer is low, they still can occur. Alison Mickel looks at the dangers of ACL injuries for youth players and training programs that can reduce their occurrence.

Keeping the love alive
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Keeping the love alive

PSP’s new weekly youth soccer report has tips on how to keep your kids passionate about soccer during the summer months. Also, PSP shares some key events this week in the local youth soccer scene, such as a youth sports safety clinic and summer camp info for kids.

To play or not to play travel soccer
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To play or not to play travel soccer

Making the move from recreational to travel soccer can be a big step. New PSP writer Alison Mickel looks at some of the pros and cons for both players and their parents.