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New Research: US Soccer Dropouts

In this guest blog, TOVO Institute's Todd Beane examines US Soccer player retention rates and how coaches can help keep young players in the game.

Here’s what the Positive Coach Alliance out of California mentions as to major reasons why up to 75% of our children drop out of sports by the age of 12.

1. It’s not fun anymore
2. Pressure to perform
3. Lack of competence in the sport
4. Time demands

As I see this disturbing information gleaned from research professionals, I feel disappointed....

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