RSALV Youth Soccer Open Training
Benefits That Youth Soccer Has for Kids
Is enrolling your child in soccer programs for kids a good choice? Read just three of the many benefits that children and teens get when they learn how to play soccer:
Playing soccer gets kids active
Perhaps the biggest benefit that kids get when they learn how to play soccer is that it gets them physically active. Currently, only about one in three children engage in physical activity every day, even though it’s recommended that kids should be active for at least 60 minutes daily. Playing soccer is one of the easiest ways for kids to get their exercise in while having fun.
Youth soccer programs encourage friendships
Another great benefit of playing soccer? Because it’s a team-oriented sport, it is incredibly easy for kids who play soccer to make friends in their own age group that can often last a lifetime. Soccer teaches important life lessons like teamwork and good sportsmanship that can help foster healthy, worthwhile peer-group interactions.
Teaching your kids about soccer can improve your family bond
By kicking around the soccer ball in the backyard with your son or daughter, you get to engage in special parent-child bonding that’s rare to foster anytime else. It shows you take an interest in something he or she is passionate about, and helps you stay involved in your child’s life.
Training Session Plans are organized by Player Age Groups.
Each Practice Plan is designed specifically to be age appropriate. Age groups are designated in even years (i.e. U6, U8, U10, etc.) but the sessions are also appropriate for the odd year preceding the age group listed (e.g. U6 practice plans are appropriate for U5 players). If you believe that your youths need more or less challenge, feel free to try Practice Plans in an older or younger age group.