• Five Lessons to Prepare for College Soccer
    Ed McLaughlin, the Athletic Director at Virginia Commonwealth who has been involved in college athletics for two decades, offers advice for youth players and their parents, including: "By the age of U11, my children had to be the ones to have conversations with their coaches about playing time or skill progression." McLaughlin details the reasoning behind his Top 5 tips: Be Coachable; Be comfortable with being uncomfortable; Be an excellent teammate and leader; Be positive; Be mentally tough.