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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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  1. I love soccer! I had signed my little one up in the fall and I need to sign her up again for the spring. She loved it!

  2. I can honestly say that I personally never liked team sports-[referred swimming solo etc. I do not have children so at least my preferences won't affect anyone one else!

  3. I considered enrolling my son in this camp too, but the drive is just a wee bit too far for us. I think it sounds great!

  4. Isn't it fun when our kids enjoy the things we enjoy? You should check out one of these camps-they start with kids as young as 3!

  5. Isn't it fun when our kids enjoy the things we enjoy? You should check out one of these camps-they start with kids as young as 3!

  6. My husband and I were the same. I never played sports and he always preferred running or mountain biking by himself. It's part of the reason we hesitate putting our kids in things.

  7. Isn't it fun when our kids enjoy the things we enjoy? You should check out one of these camps-they start with kids as young as 3!

  8. I understand that. We are busy the week of the one close to our house, but we're fortunate there are several not too far away to choose from.

  9. My grandkids do play. This sounds like a great camp.

  10. I had that kid too. My sister is law calls them "daisy pickers" - you have to say it with a pronounced southern accent for it to sound right. My oldest son was hilarious in basketball - he was this long, gawky, leggy kid and all he ever caught onto was the idea of guarding. He guarded the other players, his own players, the referees, and basically anyone who came anywhere near him, so most of his basketball career consisted of him waving his arms around like a big storky windmill. The look of absolute HORROR if anyone ever actually threw him the ball was so comical. After that, we took pity on him and let him move into Scouts and performing arts. He got plenty of exercise on campouts (and enjoyed it MUCH more) and met a lot more girls in dance class, so he was quite pleased with the arrangement.

  11. I hope you get a chance to check it out!


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