Do Your Kids Play Soccer?

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As a family, we are outside a LOT.  Our kids love hiking and biking, scrambling and exploring with the freedom of being outdoors.  They're definitely not lacking for opportunities to exercise and my husband and I prefer to have them involved in activities we can do right along beside them.  Every now and then, though, we do stop to consider if it would also be beneficial for them to take part in  more main-stream organized sports.  We're in one of those decision periods now...

Part of our dilemma is that B was not born with athletic prowess.  His skills are elsewhere.  He does profess to love playing soccer, but when we've put him on teams in the past we've watched him run around the field in dreamland while he watched the game go on around him.  Completely opposite of his older brother, P is naturally coordinated and much more grounded after he's physically exerted himself.

Why am I telling you all of this?  It's been a warm winter here in Utah and we've been out wandering for months when we'd usually be cooped up inside.  But as spring comes, we've decided it will be a good idea to give both boys a little bit of organization and structure.  We've decided to enroll both of them in the Challenger Sports program, British Soccer Camp.

The program involves 1-week of concentrated training in soccer skills and speed, but also focuses on character development and introduces participants to the wide-spread culture of soccer around the world.  For B, it sounds perfect as he'll be given more individual encouragement to develop soccer skills instead of just running around the field looking lost.  And for P, it'll be an opportunity to push himself and play hard with other kids his age.  We're really looking forward to giving them both a break from their normal fitness activities and allowing them to stretch a little outside their comfort zones.  

This video explains a little better how the British Soccer Camp program helps kids develop their athletic abilities and all focus on being better sports...

Our camp will be in June and I'll let you know how it goes.  But how about your family?  Do your kids play organized sports, or are they more like ours focusing on free forms of exercise and activity?

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