Score Big With Youth Soccer!

August 16th, 2007

Every child can score big with soccer. A fun and exciting sport, soccer can help your child improve coordination, develop social skills and have fun doing it! Children’s soccer leagues are available through recreational and independent programs. It’s important for young children to have a ball! Most children play sports for fun, and fun is largely what it’s all about. Learning a new skill, developing friendships and improving physical fitness is what every parent wants for their child. Parents should encourage young children to have fun and stick with their chosen sport. Starting a pre-school aged child in soccer can be tricky, but well worth the effort. Most young children enjoy kicking a ball and soccer is an easy sport for a three year old to participate in.

Three Important Concepts

Listening, learning, and participating are three important concepts of learning how to play soccer. Preece comments that, “From the ages of five to six, a child will grasp rules and concepts and the goal of actually getting the soccer ball into the goal.” Six and eight year olds have the option of moving on to more competitive soccer or continuing to play for recreational fun. As a child matures, more soccer drills can be introduced as well as more strategy.

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