Kids need fun, physical activity in their lives. Introducing them to soccer at an early age will give them a fun team sport to learn. With consistent participation in soccer, a child can experience a positive impact on their physical, emotional, and social development.
HELP BUILD CONFIDENCE (AND SMILES)
It's fun to play and fun to improve! Improving skills builds confidence and success, which leads to more fun. As confidence increases, so should a child's self-esteem and, over the long term, a passion for physical activity, sports, and soccer.
ENROLL IN A JUNIOR ACADEMY SESSION
The Junior Academy provides talented instructors and a safe, encouraging, and fun learning environment for kids. Coaches will help kids learn through play. Techniques for dribbling, passing, and shooting will be introduced. Fun games and activities will help kids improve upon these foundational skills and can set them up for success in future soccer and youth sports programs.
OBSERVE AND ASK QUESTIONS
Watch your child interact with coaches and peers. You may discover some of your child's strengths and weaknesses. Ask instructors and coaches about the activities and what opportunities there are to learn more. If you're new to soccer, feel free to ask them a general question about the sport too!
ENCOURAGE WITH ENTHUSIASM
Smile. Be a supportive and positive influence on your child's youth soccer experience. Be patient. Your child will be learning new things! Mistakes will happen and are a great reminder that your child is learning and improving. All kids learn at different rates and have different abilities.
SUCCESS: SMILES AND A DESIRE TO PLAY
Learning, smiling, having fun, and showing interest in playing again are good signs of success. With sessions offered several times a year, you'll have the opportunity to help your child build their confidence while having fun playing soccer.
DON'T HAVE REGRETS
Introducing and encouraging physical activities will help instill healthy habits at a young age. The Junior Academy program offers a window of opportunity to experience team sports and physical learning early in life. Learning new skills, having fun outside, and interacting with peers and coaches will benefit your child socially, emotionally, and physically.