Despite soccer going through a tumultuous time right now with the FIFA scandal, more and more kids across the world are growing to love the sport. The fact that the current Women’s World Cup is being beamed into millions of homes across the world will only add to the attraction of those children looking to take up the sport in the future. With this in mind, let’s take a look a 7 other reasons why kids love soccer.
Simulated computer games
Clearly simulated computer games such as FIFA aren’t the best way to play sport, but they’re incredibly popular. In fact EA sports, the makers of FIFA 2015, carried out a recent survey and found that at anytime within a 90 minute period 460,000 games were being played simultaneously. It’s incredibly popular amongst children as young as 6 or 7. When the game is being played it has the ability to teach kids much about soccer in an entertaining and fun way and as a result it engages them.
More televised games
Nowadays soccer is big business and with the Champion’s League, the World Cup, and the Women’s World Cup, more of the big games are being televised. Whether it’s Brazil vs Argentina or Lionel Messi vs Christiano Ronaldo it’s far easier now for kids to get access to the big games while watching their soccer heroes.
Your dad loves it
As a kid, if your dad was an avid supporter then there’s a strong chance you’ll have seen him shouting at the TV screen as his team gives the ball away or jumping for joy when they score. After several occasions of doing this, curiosity might start to get the better of you so you settle down and watch with him. Before long, you’re hooked.
Playing the sport
At an early age you might get invited to a soccer party that one of your friends is having. You see everyone having a great time with games, competitions, and prizes and as you’re having so much fun, you decide from that moment on that you’d like to take up the sport. Besides, a professional soccer player is what any self-respecting kid wants to be when they grow up don’t they ? That or an astronaut!
As you get into soccer more you start following a team. Whether it’s the same team your dad supports, your local team, or even the team your favourite soccer star plays for, it’s that buzz you get when your team wins against all the odds, or your favourite player scores an amazing goal. It’s infectious.
Anyone can play
Soccer is a great sport in that anyone can play. Whether you’re young or adult, girls or boys, big or small, it really doesn’t matter. You don’t need any expensive kit to play, after all who remembers jumpers or backpacks for goal posts? You can play at the beach or in the local park, you can play with two or with twenty two, it really is a sport that caters for everyone.
Promotes fitness in a fun way
Kids love to expend energy and what better way to do it than in an organised, fun way. Soccer teaches discipline, communication and social skills and with the right coach it can be exciting and addictive.
To find out more about our soccer programs then come and speak to Galaxy Soccer. We hold soccer training events for kids aged 3-15 years and we pride ourselves on making it easy for your kids to discover a whole new world of enjoyment. Contact us on (07) 31 776 775 to get more information, or alternatively check out our website at www.galaxysoccer.com.au today.