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Joy Fawcett On Parents Seizing Teachable Moments

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Joy Fawcett is a former U.S. National Women's Soccer Team star, two-time World Cup Champion and three-time Olympic medalist. A member of PCA's National Advisory Board, she holds the record as the highest-scoring defender in USWNT history and has a team-record 239 caps. She is known as the "Ultimate Soccer Mom" for raising a family during her playing career, along with her husband, Walt, and helping him run the Saddleback United youth soccer club in Southern California.

In this video, Fawcett describes how sports can provide appropriate opportunities to learn life lessons for children on and off the field. The key to embracing these moments is learning how to listen to them! Your children trust you and will confide in you about what is going on in practice and during games. As a parent, using these teachable moments can be effective in pointing them in the right direction. So, “listen, so you can hear, and find those moments.”