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Why Soccer?

WHY Should Children Play Soccer?

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Becoming fit
Making friends
Broadening their horizons
Curing boredom
Forging bonds

What Parents Can Do
  • Talk positively with their children before and after activities
  • Supply transportation
  • Assist with supervision
  • Officiate games
  • Help with administration
  • Assist with the organization of special events
For Your Children, Truths & Motives for Participation
1. Have fun and to enjoy participating in sport.
2. Learn new skills and to improve on existing sports skills.
3. Become physically fit and to enjoy good health
4. Enjoy the challenge and excitement of sports participation and competition.
5. Enjoy a team atmosphere and to be with friends.
Suggestions for Parents
  • Remember the truths and talk to your children with them in mind. After a game, ask questions about fun, skill improvement, learning experiences and having a good time with friends.
  • See yourself as part of the team and supportive of the coach; avoid setting up a conflict in your child's mind between his or her parents and coaches. If you want to affect the coaching, volunteer to help.
  • Develop perspective: remember what you could do at your children's ages; don't judge them by what you can do now. Kids will not become great players overnight.
  • Develop an understanding of what your children want from sports—not all children want the same things. Determine if they want to be involved at all.
"Winning isn't everything, but trying to is!" – Rainer Martens, sports psychologist