Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
You Know You're a Player's Parent When
by Donna Olmstead, January 20th, 2012 2:56PM
Subscribe to Youth Soccer Insider

MOST READ
TAGS:  youth boys, youth girls

MOST COMMENTED

By Donna Olmstead

You know you’re a soccer player’s parent when ...


You keep Icy Hot, Ace bandages and cold packs in the trunk of your car.

Your calendar revolves around P & G (practices and games)

You spend more on cleats than you do on your own shoes.

Your drawers are full of tournament T's.

You know what ICL and ACL stand for.

You can carry a canopy on your back and a lawn chair in each hand.

Your cooler has wheels.

There’s more Gatorade than beer in your refrigerator.

You can’t see an orange without wanting to cut it in quarters.

There’s a soccer ball hanging from your rearview mirror.

You actually know what “offside” means.

You dread the day when your soccer player grows up and leaves you with empty weekends.

(Florida resident Donna Olmstead has been involved in soccer through both her children and her grandchildren, as well as housing professional players and owning and running an indoor soccer facility.She is a freelance writer and spends weekends trying to remember at which tournament she's supposed to be cheering.)



1 comment
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: January 21, 2012 at 1:08 a.m.
    Visitors to your house avoid the boot room because all those rubber turf pellets look like mouse droppings.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Insider
Jitka Klimkova: 'Let players find solutions by themselves'    
Jitka Klimkova grew up in a Czech village where girls weren't allowed to play organized soccer. ...
Friedel's revamped U.S. U-19 men lift Slovakia Cup    
The U.S. U-19 men's national team, coached by Brad Friedel, beat Russia, 2-1, to win the ...
How refs work with assignors    
Assignors are the people who give referees their schedules. Depending on the league, some assign the ...
U.S. U-16 boys beat Brazil    
The U.S. U-16 boys national team, after opening the 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni with a 2-1 ...
Omid Namazi has done it all in coaching: indoors, women, Iran, now U.S. U-18s    
Omid Namazi, who took charge of the U.S. U-18 men's national team in January, started his ...
Toronto kid helps U.S. U-17s beat Canada    
The U.S. U-17 boys national team hosted Canada for two friendlies in Fort Lauderdale and won ...
What makes a player push through adversity?    
He was this player of mine who wasn't particularly talented. In fact, he barely made the ...
Road-trip games for a fun journey    
Whether your child plays select or recreation soccer, chances are good that in the next six ...
Benefits of heading ban are clear to see    
I have now refereed and watched several games since the elimination of heading for children 10 ...
Historic game against Iran awaits U.S. U-16 girls    
The U.S. U-16 girls national team, at the 1st International Women's Tournament of Gradisca in Italy ...
>> Youth Soccer Insider Archives