GLEN ALLEN, VA SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 - The Richmond Strikers and the Soccer Parenting Association today announce a partnership agreement by which all families associated with the Richmond Strikers will now receive free access to the educational content on the MySoccerParenting.com platform.
MySoccerParenting.com seeks to improve and enhance the experience for youth soccer players by engaging and supporting the players’ parents on topics related to the Body, Mind, Coach, Parent, Next Level and the Game. The Richmond Strikers, founded in 1976, currently serve over 2,500 members in the greater Richmond area and provide a developmentally appropriate structure for thousands of children ages 4-18 to experience the game of soccer, lacrosse and field hockey at every level.
According to the National Alliance of Youth Sports and reported in the Aspen Institute “State of Play” report, 70% of youths stop participating in organized sports by the age of 13. While there are many reasons for this unfortunate trend, engaging parents in the game and providing them with education and guidance related to the youth soccer experience of their child is an important step towards reversing this trend.
“The investment the Richmond Strikers is making towards positively affecting the lives of the players and families associated with their club is commendable. We are proud to work with the Richmond Strikers and are encouraged by their commitment to make a positive impact in their community through sport,” said Skye Eddy Bruce, Founder of the Soccer Parenting Association.
“MySoccerParenting.com will be an excellent resource for our Strikers families. The content provides an educated and unique perspective on being 'involved' with youth soccer and will be a positive way to elevate parental involvement.” - Executive Director Jay Howell.
Through our partnership, every Richmond Striker parent will receive a free membership to the Soccer Parenting Association for the 2017-2018 season. To activate your free membership, simply click here.