This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, we welcome Skye Eddy Bruce and Seth Taylor. We dive into the youth sports world and discuss the topic of being a great sports parent like how to get parents to listen to what their children want/need, the difference between encouraging and distracting sideline behavior by parents, and creating alignment between clubs so that real positive change can happen.

Skye Eddy Bruce, a former Collegiate and Youth All-American, Professional Player, Collegiate and Youth Coach and Camp Director, the Soccer Parenting Association aims to educate, engage, support and advocate for youth soccer parents. Connect with Skye on LinkedIn or Twitter and at her website

Seth Taylor a dynamic new voice in the world of theological thought, addressing difficult topics such as belief, philosophy, mysticism, and the roots of addiction. He holds a M.A. in Theology and Culture from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in Seattle, Washington, where he lives with his wife and two children. Connect with Seth on LinkedIn or Twitter at his website at or

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Highlights from the Podcast:

  • Why is there resistance from parents when it comes to advice on how to be a good sports parent?
  • Should clubs make it things mandatory for the parents and athletes to participate in certain education?
  • The difference between encouraging and distracting sideline behavior by parents
  • How do we get more parents and coaches to attend personal development workshops?
  • Can we move to a place where kids feel like they are “playing” and not “working” in sports?
  • How do we create alignment between clubs so that real positive change can happen?
  • Why do we put former athletes in leadership positions because of their previous success as a player, not because of their ability to coach?
  • How can parents support their children on the sideline to improve performance?

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