Soccer leagues and matches can be a very enjoyable and rewarding activity for kids of all ages, one that will provide them with the chance to enjoy regular exercise and a number of important social opportunities. Staying safe when on the field can be an important concern for young players and their parents, and learning more about how to ensure proper hydration during practice and play could prove to be a very important issue. Having enough water, sports drinks and other beverages available to players could be just (more…)
Bake sales, cake walks, and car washes are certainly tried-and-true ways to raise money for youth soccer leagues, but they are also boring. Parents and coaches looking for unique, fun ways to raise cash should check out the suggestions below.
Solicit donations for baking ingredients from a local grocery store and have a team party to assemble cookie dough packets. Simply layer all of the dry goods needed for cookie-baking into a plastic bag, then sell the mixtures for a few dollars each.
Have the children (more…)
Soccer moms know that the grass and dirt of a soccer field can do a number on their child’s uniform. While liquid detergents and bleaches do a good job getting rid of most of the dirt and most of the stains, there are some more tricks of the trade that will leave uniforms looking as white as the day that your little one brought it home from practice.
The first secret for ultra clean uniforms is a touch of something that everyone (more…)
When you are setting up a youth soccer league, you will want to figure out a way to make money so that you can keep the leagues running. A great way to do this is to fund raise. Parents are always happy to help when it comes to their children, especially if it is for something the children will enjoy and learn from. You will want to pitch your soccer youth leagues as something that will improve the children’s soccer skills as well as make them better behaved individuals. This (more…)
So you’re a kid who loves soccer! You live and breathe soccer and you even begged your parents to order those direct tv packages with all the nonstop soccer action. You love soccer more than life itself and you can’t wait to tryout tomorrow morning but you’re a little worried. If this sounds like you then you have nothing to worry about, we all suffer from a little performance anxiety but we can help with a few easy steps.
1. Get a good night’s sleep – never underestimate the power of 8 hours of solid sleep.
2. Be on time – there is nothing worse than feeling like you have to scramble to be on time and that can only distract your performance in the long run.
3. Dress for success – tie back that long hair and make sure your gear is in order, show them that you take this seriously.
4. Eat right – balance out your breakfast but don’t overindulge.
5. Hit the head – always make sure you use the bathroom no matter what it comes to – tryouts, interviews, assemblies, whatever.
6. Follow instructions – do what the evaluators tell you and focus on the task. Don’t try to dazzle or show off, they are looking for team players, not hot dogs.
Following these steps can only better your chances at being accepted onto a team.
Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports for Canada’s youth. It is a kid-friendly sport that is fun and full of benefits. Due to its comparatively low cost of participation, soccer is becoming a popular alternative to traditional sports like hockey and football for families on a budget.
Soccer promotes the development of physical skills and the importance of fitness. Being involved in sports helps children cultivate positive behaviors that lead to healthy lifestyles. Being part of a (more…)
Is your little one interested in joining a soccer team? If so, that’s a great way for your child to interact with others, develop their social skills, as well as get in a great workout!
In order for your child to join the team, they need to be fully prepared. Have them practice some moves, learn the basics, and have their bag packed with all these items they will need and use.
Soccer bag: To make sure your child brings everything, and doesn’t (more…)
If you want your child to get engaged in a sport, then enrolling them in a youth soccer league in Alberta, Canada is a great way to get them involved, and get them active. Sports are one of the most exciting things a young child can engage in, and the younger they begin, the more likely they will stick to it, and have a healthy lifestyle through their adult years. So, when enrolling them in a soccer league, as a parent you have to be aware of the safety equipment, the right shoes, and the right uniforms to buy for (more…)
As site manager, and league manager of the youth Letherbridge soccer association, Frank Spadavecchia manages not only the soccer facility, but also the teams, players, and league members of the site. Being the largest facility in all of Alberta, Canada, with so many players, leagues, and tournaments going on, he is in charge of overseeing that all players get the training needed, and that the facility is properly run, in order to ensure teams, players, and coaches get the best experience in youth soccer. Knowing that the league and the centre is properly run, will ensure (more…)