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Soccer Parenting & The Sideline Project

Iowa Soccer Welcomes New Partner Soccer Parenting
Organizations team up to improve the game day environment

DES MOINES, Iowa (November 21, 2022) – Iowa Soccer and the Soccer Parenting Association today announce a partnership agreement to improve youth soccer in Iowa, encouraging Iowa parents and clubs to join the, a youth soccer parent and coach education platform. Along with this available partner resource, Iowa Soccer has also become a partner of The Sideline Project and will encourage its parents and supporters, coaches and referees to join The Sideline Project movement.

The Soccer Parenting Association seeks to improve the experience and development of youth soccer players by improving sideline behavior and engaging, supporting, and educating youth soccer parents and coaches.

From Iowa Soccer CEO Dan Cataldi, “As we strive to create the best gameday experience possible, working with the team at Soccer Parenting will be a key part in achieving that goal.  We are excited to share the tools and resources of Soccer Parenting with our members as we all look to support the kids playing the game in Iowa.  This partnership will benefit the players, coaches, referees, and supporters in Iowa and we could not be more excited to kick this off!”

Providing a positive youth sporting experience where all children feel inspired, develop important life skills, and establish healthy habits they will take with them for life must be a top priority for all youth sport organizations.

“The investment Iowa is making towards positively affecting the lives of soccer players, families and dedicated coaches in Iowa is commendable.  We are proud to work with Iowa Soccer Association and are encouraged by their commitment to improving the youth soccer landscape in the state.” said Skye Eddy, Founder of the Soccer Parenting Association.