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Top 10 Reasons To Hate Silent Saturday

Top 10 Reasons To Hate Silent Saturday
by Gina Valley

Today was Silent Saturday on the soccer fields.

It’s also known as All The Parents Complaining About Not Getting To Cheer For Their Kids Day. I noticed some grandparents getting in on that, too.

In case you aren’t familiar with the Silent Saturday Movement, just think of it as a kind of glorified time-out for the over-zealous (i.e.

Youth Soccer Is The Root Of All Evil…Gina’s Favorites

Youth Soccer Is The Root Of All Evil…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

And, so it begins.

Youth soccer season kicked off this week.

We’ve already enjoyed the panic of missing cleats, insanity of shuttling kids between 4 different practices, and a trial run to the closest emergency room. And, they haven’t even played their first game yet.

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Top 10 Reasons I Hate Silent Saturday

Top 10 Reasons I Hate Silent Saturday
by Gina Valley

Saturday was Silent Saturday on the soccer fields.

It’s also known as Aneurisms All Around Day.

In case you aren’t familiar with the Silent Saturday Movement, just think of it as a kind of glorified time-out for the over-zealous (i.e. people behaving like jerks) at youth soccer games.

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During Silent Saturday no one (not parents nor coaches nor spectators) is allowed to yell or say anything (positive or negative) to the players during the games.

Top 10 Signs You’re A Soccer Zombie

Top 10 Signs You’re  A Soccer Zombie
by Gina Valley

We’ve all seen them.

Poised in a collapsible chair. Eyes glazed.  Drool threatening to trickle from the corner of their mouths.  Chanting, “Get the ball!  Get the ball!” long after both teams have left the field.

Soccer Zombies.

They started out as normal parents, just like you and me.  But, then that truncated icosahedron (that’s fancy math talk for “soccer ball”) came into their life,

Youth Soccer Is The Root Of All Evil

Youth Soccer Is The Root Of All Evil
by Gina Valley

Youth soccer is the root of all evil.

It seems like the perfect children’s sport.

Everyone can play.  The rules are simple.  Only basic equipment is necessary.

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon bonding with your family.

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Having had children participate for the past decade,