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Busy Children Learn While Playing Soccer

Jan 7, 2008
In this day and time, parents feel a deep need to keep their children occupied and out of trouble. One of the ways that they found to keep them busy was to let them play a game that they liked a lot and let them practice skills that they learned through books and classes at school. Parents found that soccer gave their children an outlet for their frustrations too.

Playing soccer also allowed children to build their self esteem and be around children that had the same interest in a sport that they found personally rewarding. With a soccer game, children had the opportunity to meet new friends and have all sorts of fun too. Soccer was good for children in so many ways and parents really like the game because it helped their children improve their teambuilding skills.

Parents like watching their children play soccer. They could sit for hours watching them on the field and know that they were not only learning to play the game better each day, they were also building strong muscles and learning to pace themselves throughout a game. With soccer, the children were entertained for hours at a time and parents did not have to worry about where they were or who they were with.

Soccer is a game that is played with two teams so learning teambuilding skills is a daily occurrence. Each soccer team consists of eleven players who are assigned various positions on the playing field. Soccer is a favorite pastime of many countries and once children learn the object of the sport then they will be kicking goals into their opponents net all of the time.

By developing kicking skills, children also learn how important their level of play is to the rest of the members of the team. By playing soccer, children also learn to play by the rules and coordinate their methods of play with eleven other people on their team. They also learn the consequences of using other body parts to score a goal because when they use their heads or arms they learn quickly about the penalties that they are assessed for that violation of the rules of soccer.

Children are able to build their strategy skills by learning how to use their torso and head to maneuver the ball down the playing field. With a few interceptions while using the head and torso, they are able to place the ball where they want it within range of their opponent's goalkeeper. They also learn how the goalkeeper does their job and are amazed when they use their arms and hands to push the ball back into the game and away from the goal that they work so hard to achieve.
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