Give Soccer a Shot
There are several health benefits to playing soccer. The first, naturally, is the physical fitness aspect of the game.
Playing soccer helps develop stamina and endurance because players sprint after the ball and are in a regular state of movement up and down the field for long periods of time.
Dribbling, kicking, and passing the ball help develop agility and coordination.
Soccer can teach your child discipline. Things like not being able to touch the ball with your hands, unless you're the goalie, and keeping your feet on the ground to throw the ball in from out of bounds are subtle lessons to help your child learn and develop naturally.
Soccer can also help boost confidence and encourage peer interaction by teaching children how to be part of a team. It's fairly easy to learn the basics, and children of all ages and physical capabilities can play.
Soccer is offered almost year round in most communities, and a lot of organizations have indoor facilities for when the weather gets too cold.
If you're looking to get your child into a new extracurricular activity why not give soccer a try? It's a developmentally and physically active game that's fun and easy to play.
Want more soccer action?
If you live in or around Oklahoma City, add to the excitement of this growing sport by checking out our new professional soccer team, The OKC Energy.