With the whole world watching soccer this summer, lots of children are eager to get in on the World Cup action and play it, too. Joining local house league teams and going to summer soccer camp is one thing, but what about just having some fun with a soccer ball in the backyard?
After having three boys who began playing soccer at the age of four, I’ve notice one main skill that the best young players have. I believe it to be the most important soccer skill for kids to develop.
Soccer is the second most-popular youth sport in the United States (trailing only basketball). And even though the stars and stripes didn’t make the 2018 World Cup, soccer is likely to get more and more popular, recruiting the kids who no longer play football. To that end — and given America’s lackluster coaching talent — parents would do well to know the fundamentals and, very specifically, how to kick a ball. That sounds basic, but many adults do it wrong. So we asked Yael Averbuch, a US Women’s National Team veteran and player for Seattle Reign FC, for a little bit of guidance.
In this post, we are going to discuss soccer goalie drills for kids who want to become a goalkeeper. We are going to look at drills that develop catching techniques.
Soccer is the world’s number one sport for one big reason in particular: all you need to play is a ball and your body. You can spend hours just kicking and heading a ball with nothing more than a square of space. And, while a true game of soccer requires many other skills, how good one is at the sport always comes down to their ability with said ball, and juggling is the perfect way to build those skills.
Walk to any field these days in good ol’ North Merica! and you’ll hear parents yelling instructions, coaches yelling instructions, other players yelling instructions, assistants yelling instructions, and heck even the ref sometimes will chime in (don’t ask me why).
At the time of writing this post, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused lockdown in many countries around the world. Kids will suddenly find themselves bored at home and unhealthy habits started to creep in. Here are 4 soccer activities for kids during a lockdown.
"Finding the balance between activity and recovery requires communication between the medical practitioner, coach, parents and the athlete."