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
Tab Ramos: 'The boys are starting to figure it out'    
"We know the important part of the tournament is how you end and not how you ...
USA already behind the eight-ball in U-20 World Cup qualifying    
The USA's quest to qualify for the 2017 U-20 World Cup is in danger just one ...
Tab Ramos on keeper Jonathan Klinsmann, captain Erik Palmer-Brown and the U-20 World Cup qualifying quest    
Tab Ramos, who played for the USA in the 1983 U-20 World Cup, now aims to ...
Girls DA Director Miriam Hickey: Federation is best suited to support clubs and coaches    
Miriam Hickey has been named Director of the U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy, that which off ...
Anson Dorrance on Girls DA vs. ECNL -- and why the focus should be on the youngest ages    
We asked Anson Dorrance for his views on the strife between U.S. Soccer and the ECNL, ...
James Bunce: 'Players all develop at different times'    
When James Bunce headed Southampton FC's youth program, its ranks included Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, now an Arsenal ...
Meet Tab Ramos' 20 players for U-20 World Cup qualifying    
The USA's quest to qualify for a third straight U-20 World Cup begins Feb. 18 against ...
Ankle Sprain: When can I play again?     
There's never a good time to be injured. As we come up to the end of ...
Boys Development Academy adds 165 new teams    
The Boys U.S. Soccer Development Academy (DA) will enter the 2017-18 season with 17 new clubs ...
U-17 stars leave residency for MLS; Four newcomers head to Bradenton    
By the time Christian Pulisic played for the USA at the 2015 U-17 World Cup, he ...
>> Youth Soccer Insider Archives