Kids can start soccer training from a very early age these days. While it is very important for children to be active and participate regularly in sports, it is equally important for children not to over do it. The hard thing is determining how much is too much for our kids. The incentives for children to do well in soccer are getting increasingly larger.
[tag-tec]Soccer coaching[/tag-tec] can be extremely fun but never more so than when you are coaching children who are under six years old. Pre-school children will often do the funniest things. You can never grow tired by their levels of enthusiasm. It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing, you’ll still see smiles on their faces, even when it’s raining. In fact the more severe the weather, the more enthusiastic they seem to become.
I just have to get this off my chest. I have been President of our local soccer club for the last two years and have been involved actively with the club in other positions including coaching, managing etc. During this period we have always had an U7 gala day. We were the first club in our area to establish one for this age group. Now our governing soccer association says that we should not be having these fun days as they are seen as being ‘competitive’ and we dont want children under the age of 10 being placed in a competitive situation. Well, I have not heard so much rubbish in all my life!
If you are new to soccer and you are wondering what sort of equipment is required, I have listed the basics and I also want to provide you with a little bit of history around some of the soccer equipment that is used today.
Although soccer shoes have become very fashionable items with producers such as Nike soccer shoes, it is very important to choose practical soccer footwear, rather than the best looking pair. If you are a parent of a soccer player you will know that kids want the latest [tag-tec]soccer shoes[/tag-tec], generally the ones that their soccer hero is wearing and of course, the color has to be cool as well! Before you spend your money, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you outlay all that money.
Total soccer fitness is the only way to move ahead in the sport, all the skill in the world will not help if your team is unable to run up and down the field for ninety minutes without feeling short of breath. As a soccer coach, I am a very big believer in my players being fit. They need to work extremely hard pre season and then taper off when the season commences. A good soccer fitness program will prepare any player for the stresses and strains that a game can produce and allow them to be able to perform at their very best level.
As President of my local soccer club I get a few complaints from parents with regards to some of our coaches. Since I took over about three years ago, I must be honest and say the complaints have decreased, however there is one complaint that comes up consistently every year and throughout the year. Do you know what it is?
A soccer scholarship is a great way to make it through college without enduring a large student loan debt. There are many steps that can be taken to help increase the odds of getting soccer scholarships. Below are a few pointers that may assist in helping to secure that college soccer scholarship.