Updated monthly with a featured article, this ‘Parent Education’ page is the perfect resource to help keep our LAGSD parents up to date on the latest tips and advice from the youth soccer community. Being more educated in the game will not only enhance the soccer experience of our parents but will ultimately help make their child’s experience be as positive and enjoyable as possible.

Here at LA Galaxy San Diego we want to foster an environment in which our soccer parents are not only educated regarding the game, but also act respectfully on the sidelines and support their children and their team(s) in an appropriate and positive manner. Please click here to visit our ‘Parent Guidelines’ page.

July 2017My kids’ youth sports experience taught me an important lesson in kindness
July’s featured article is written by author and soccer mom, Andrea Montalbano. In it she describes how her daughter and son were learning great core values from sports but, more surprisingly, were actively performing kind deeds as a by product of these now instilled values. The article highlights what we should already know, that sports are about so much more than just the sport itself. 

Click here to view the full article.

Parent GuidelinesCLICK HERE to access
Listed below are many more useful articles that our soccer parents should familiarize themselves with.

Nutrition & Hydration
Nutrion & Hydration Timetable for Game Day (image)
US Youth Soccer – Feeding The Young Athlete

LA Galaxy Alliance Clubs Tournament Nutrition Strategy

EXOS Game Day Fueling
EXOS Travel Nutrition Strategies
EXOS Recovery Handout
EXOS Youth Nutrition 101
EXOS The 10 Coaching Keys to Live By

Player Health & Safety
Heads Up – Free online concussion course
U.S. Soccer Recognize to Recover Website

Other Articles for Parents
Parents: Enjoy The Moment
It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity
5 Tips For A Good Start To The Season (by LAGSD Girls College Liaison Courtney Drummond)
A Secret Trick To Keeping Your Sanity At Your Child’s Next Game
The Five Myths About Youth Fitness (by LAGSD Fitness Director, Mindes Dorlean)
Yes, I Do Play My Favorites

Immediately Become a Better Soccer Parent by Asking This Question

The Missing Ingredient in US Talent Development

Are Great Coaches Becoming an Endangered Species?
Every Child Needs a Booster
Helping Ourselves Become Better Soccer Parents
What Makes a Nightmare Sports Parent and What Makes a Great One
6 Reasons Parents Should NOT Watch Practice
22 Ways to be an Awesome Youth Sports Parent
21 Life Lessons Kids Learn Through Youth Sports