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Soccer mom gets into game with new website PDF Print E-mail
Written by John English   
Friday, 23 November 2012 00:00

A busy mother of four wants to make it a little easier for other parents when it comes to keeping track of their kids’ soccer games.

Martha Castro has created a website that allows soccer parents to talk about the sport, discuss nutrition for players and includes many other interesting features.

The Lantana woman said she came up with the idea for soccertoughness.com on her way to one of her children's games one afternoon.

“I was driving one day that it was raining, and I wanted to see if my three kids' games would be canceled,” Castro said. “All three kids played for three different leagues around Dallas. My husband and I were in two separate cars, and we kept checking the website at all the red lights. We were checking three different websites and thought there has to be an easier way.

“We decided to make a website that would have everything and anything to do with DFW soccer on one website. As a soccer mom and personal trainer, and home schooling four kids, my time is very important to me.  I thought if I could have everything on one website, it could be more efficient.”

Castro said that, so far, the response to the site has been phenomenal.

“The website went live on Oct. 14,” Castro said. “The beta edition was released on Sept 10. We now have 1,435 Facebook friends. The response has been very strong. We have users in South America and around the USA. We are very happy to see others like our website.”

She said the website currently has local weather, a forum, DFW soccer stores, videos, a list of indoor facilities and regional soccer clubs, as well as a log book to allow players to keep track of hours of training among other features.

Castro said the website is targeted to three audiences, players, parents and coaches, and said she has an ultimate goal for all three groups.

“I want to help parents learn from my mistakes, and empower them with information and different options for soccer,” Castro said. “For players, I want to give them the tools to success and help them develop to another level by educating them to be more efficient athletes.

“For coaches, we have articles on dehydration and foot care to name a few. We will have tools for coaches to be able to give feedback to kids online, as well.”

Castro said future plans for the website include adding a Spanish forum to the site and expanding to other cities including Houston, Austin and San Antonio, among others.

Visit www.facebook.com/soccertoughness and www.soccertoughness.com for more information.

 

 

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+7 #4 Nina 2012-12-02 10:43
Wow, Joe must of been cut from a select team. It's ok...rec ball is good too.
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+11 #3 Scott McDearmont 2012-11-30 12:47
I have to agree with Bob. Whoever "Joe" is needs to save his venom. Martha and Harvey Castro are friends of mine and have a beautiful family. It's unfortunate her efforts are being vilified in this way.
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+15 #2 Bob Weir 2012-11-30 09:58
I fail to see the reasons for "Joe's" apparent anger and hostility toward the Castros attempt to provide an updated source of info for other parents to access. We should all be proud to have such enterprising people in our community. Yes "Joe," such imagination and creativity is the American way. You say "dumb suburban housewife with nothing better to do" as if you'd prefer that she stick to cooking and cleaning. Your comments expose you as a misogynist who believes women should stay in their place. Joe, you're a cynic in desperate need of some anger management training.
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-18 #1 Joe 2012-11-29 23:49
this is the most laughable "article" I have ever read. You are giving praise to some dumb suburban housewife who has nothing better to do but to create her own website because she wasn't smart enough to realize that this already exists tenfold in the marketplace (that's the American way though right?). Really? 1,435 followers....wow! That is incredible! All of DFW (and soon South America) is going to be following you. Oh AND a forum!...I can't wait to read what ignorant soccer moms and dads have to say about soccer. I'm sure it's quite insightful. "Oh my god, I paid like $3,000 for my son's u12 English soccer coach, but it's so worth it. He's getting the best training out there."

Soccer could be so much more in this country but it's spoiled by ignorant rich people...
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