Liverpool FC International Academy MA recognizes that parents have the single biggest impact on the psychological development of young players and the implications of this are huge. Get this correct and the parent can be a positive influence on the all-around development of the child. Get this wrong and it will limit their enjoyment and progression.
Liverpool FC utilizes the "Magic Triangle" to highlight the importance of the parent, player, and coach relationship in this holistic approach to player development. By following the Liverpool FC Parental Participation Guidelines and the "Magic Triangle” we aim to develop a relationship of respect and trust between coach, player and parents.
PARENT ADVISORY BOARD
To assist us in pursuit of this goal and to enhance parent engagement, Liverpool FC International Academy MA will introduce a Parent Advisory Board beginning Spring 2017. This board will also advise on producing a written policy for parent engagement, a process for complaints and issues, systematic feedback and parent education.
At Liverpool FC International Academy MA we are committed to helping our players and their families achieve the best possible soccer experience. A key part of this process is to provide helpful resources to our parents so that they can stay in tune with an ever-changing soccer landscape and the rise in youth sport development research. Resources available include:
Liverpool FC Parent Workshop PPT: LFC provides a helpful parent workshop PDF that details the coaching philosophy and vision for holistic player/person development. Downloadable document link
Changing The Game Project: The mission of the Changing the Game Project is to ensure that we return youth sports to our children, and put the ‘play’ back in ‘play ball.’ CTG aims to provide the most influential adults in our children’s lives – their parents and coaches – with the information and resources they need to make sports a healthy, positive, and rewarding experience for their children, and their whole family. Website link
My Soccer Parenting: Founded by Skye Eddy Bruce, a former Collegiate and Youth All-American, Professional Player, Collegiate and Youth Coach and Camp Director, The Institute for Soccer Parenting aims to educate, engage, support and advocate for youth soccer parents. Website link