Beyond the Book

With more than 150 interviews conducted throughout 2019 and 2020, we gathered far more material, about far more people, than could fit in one book. We will use this space, focusing on the earliest members of the National Team, to shine more light on the life lessons they shared.

Our Girls Academy Home: Why We Are Skipping the Club-Hopping Party

April 5, 2022 | written by Paul Tukey
THE JOCKEYING HAS BEGUN. It’s the dance that inevitably commences right after New Year’s Eve for soccer parents everywhere when they shake off their proverbial hangovers — only to be only to be confronted with the aching question: “Where should my child play next season?” Though not unique to the game that most of the […]

The Paul Riley Saga Shows Us We Just Never Know for Sure

October 15, 2021 | written by Joanna Lohman
When Joanna Lohman authored her book, Raising Tomorrow's Champions, she did not yet know the truth about a coach she once trusted.

Jamaica vs. U.S. Will Test This Family's Allegiance to the Red, White & Blue

June 12, 2021 | written by Paul Tukey
For American soccer family's hearts will belong to Jamaica for one night only . . .

Calling All Soccer Dads: This Book is for You

June 11, 2021 | written by Paul Tukey
The book Raising Tomorrow's Champions focuses on how properly supportive parenting can make all the difference in children's lives.

BOOK EXCERPT: The 12 Most Socially Significant National Teamers of All-Time

June 11, 2021 | written by Amy Sexsmith
The critically acclaimed new book Raising Tomorrow's Champions showcases the 12 most socially significant members of the U.S. Women's National Team all-time.

Pioneers: Kathy Ridgewell-Williams, Still Imparting the Life Lessons of the Game

May 19, 2021 | written by Paul Tukey
Kathy Ridgewell-Williams has kept the lessons learned from soccer front and center in her life more than three decades after her National Team career.

Book Excerpt — Concussions: Are the Rewards Worth the Risks?

April 29, 2021 | written by Paul Tukey
Soccer-related concussions altered the course of Whitney Klein's life. Now a high school senior, she says it was worth it.

Sexual Abuse By Coaches: How To Stop it Before it Starts

April 23, 2021 | written by Paul Tukey
While most coaches can be trusted with our children, parents should always approach the coach-player relationship with proper protocols in place to avoid the potential for sexual abuse.

National Teamer: My Story of Sexual Abuse

April 21, 2021 | written by Paul Tukey
Issuing a stern warning to parents everywhere, U.S. Women's National Team pioneer Cindy Gordon reveals years of abuse at the hands of her youth soccer coach.
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