May Tip: Five Things To Know

May Tip: 5 Things To Know

Hello, Hillwood Soccer Club family! I’m Silas Lindenstein, the proud President of our incredible recreational soccer organization. As we find ourselves in the beautiful month of May, I’ve got five tips for youth soccer coaches, parents, and players alike. So, let’s dive into this month’s edition of our blog, covering everything from how soccer benefits our youngsters to some much-needed tips for parents and coaches. And, of course, we couldn’t forget a great Ted Lasso quote, could we? So, buckle up and prepare for some fun, informative, and light reading!

Tip #1: Soccer is More Than Just a Game You’ve heard it before, and I’ll say it again: Soccer is more than just a game. It’s a fantastic opportunity for our young players to learn valuable life skills. Soccer teaches teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and resilience, among many other essential qualities. As coaches and parents, let’s make sure we emphasize these life lessons on and off the field. After all, as the great Ted Lasso said, “Success is not about the wins and losses; it’s about helping these young folks be the best versions of themselves, on and off the field.”

Tip #2: Encourage Balanced Lives Soccer is a fantastic sport, but it’s also essential to encourage our players to maintain a balanced life. We want them to excel in soccer and academics, engage in other hobbies, and foster friendships inside and outside the team. Having a well-rounded lifestyle will make them better soccer players and happier, more fulfilled individuals.

Tip #3: Parents, Be a Supportive Sideline Presence Parents, we know you love your children, and you want them to succeed. But it’s crucial to remember that your role during their soccer games is to be a supportive and positive presence. Avoid criticizing or coaching from the sidelines; this can create unnecessary pressure and confusion for your child. Instead, cheer them on and let the coaches do their job. Your support will go a long way in building their confidence and love for the game.

Tip #4: Coaches, Foster a Positive Environment Coaches, we can’t emphasize enough the importance of creating a positive environment for our players. This includes focusing on their growth and development rather than just wins and losses. Remember, our young players are still learning, and mistakes are part of that process. Encourage them, support them, and be patient as they navigate their soccer journey. A positive environment will help them develop a lifelong love for the sport and create lasting memories.

Tip #5: Players, Always Give Your Best Effort Players, we know you’re out there to have fun and improve your skills, but remember that giving your best effort is key. Whether it’s during practice or a game, always strive to give 100%. It’s not about winning every game but rather about showing commitment, learning from your mistakes, and growing as a player. Plus, giving your best effort sets an excellent example for your teammates and demonstrates good sportsmanship.

So, there you have it, our May’s Top 5 Hillwood Soccer Youth Club Soccer Tips! As we continue to enjoy the beautiful game of soccer, let’s remember to keep these tips in mind. Emphasize life lessons, encourage balance, be a supportive presence, foster a positive environment, and always give your best effort.

Together, we can make the Hillwood Soccer Youth Club a fantastic experience for everyone involved. Thank you for being a part of our soccer family, and here’s to a wonderful month of soccer and personal growth!

As we wrap up this month’s blog, I’d like to take a moment to share an important announcement with our Hillwood Soccer Youth Club community. We are currently seeking a couple of enthusiastic individuals to join our board in the roles of Secretary and Publicity. These positions are vital to the continued success and growth of our club.

Both the Secretary and Publicity positions are low-commitment roles, but they play an essential part in keeping our club running smoothly and efficiently. 

If you’re interested in either of these positions or know someone who might be, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at We’d be delighted to welcome new members to our dedicated team and continue making a positive impact on our young soccer players’ lives.

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to our club. Together, we can make the Hillwood Soccer Youth Club an even better place for everyone involved.

See you on the pitch,

 Silas Lindenstein, 

President, Hillwood Soccer Club