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Benefits of Kids Playing Soccer

Why In-School Soccer?

Top 10 Reasons for the Success of In-School Soccer Enrichment Programs 1. Convenience - With parents working longer hours, they have less time to drive their children to activities. 2. Soccer is the world’s most popular sport - It is also one of the most popular...

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A Parent’s Guide to Soccer

As a youth soccer parent, knowing the basics of the game will help you enjoy the sport more. Courtesy of: www.momsteam.com Soccer, as it is known in the United States (football in the rest of the world), has become one of the most popular youth sports in the country....

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How Children Succeed

More Than Winning

More Than Winning You may sometimes hear it said that “winning isn’t everything, it’s the ONLY thing!” This obviously isn’t true for youth sports and I dare to say that it isn’t accurate for pro sports either. I am writing this blog post from my cousin’s apartment in...

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Developing Kids Thru Soccer

Developing Kids Thru Soccer If you love soccer, why not make it a career?  Even if you never made it to the "big leagues," you can spend your life doing what you enjoy, making a good living and loving every moment of your "job."  Mighty Kicks helps develop...

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Teaching Kids Optimism

TEACHING KIDS OPTIMISM When you were a child, or even as an adult, you may have been told to "cheer up" or "look on the bright side."  While this is undoubtedly good advice, did you ever think about how optimism affects you physically and emotionally? ...

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Physically Active Preschoolers

Physically Active Preschoolers It may seem that preschoolers, with all their energy, need no help staying physically active.  Actually, the opposite is true.  If preschoolers are guided through planned physical activity, studies have shown that they will be...

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The Education Challenge

THE EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGE Many children are living with chronic stress. Over time this stress damages the brain and makes it very difficult for children to learn. The Effects of Stress on The Brain: Sympathetic nervous system activates “flight or fight” response; Body...

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Kids and Stress

Psychologists believe that today’s children face more stress than past generations. This has a lot to do with children’s social support system and their environment. Many children aren’t raised surrounded by both parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins like...

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Teaching Kids to Play Soccer

Soccer Games at Home : Through the Forest

This game is called Through the Forest In this game the parent starts off with a story about how to get to grandmother's house. They must go through the forest without hitting any of the “trees” with their soccer ball. Remember to remind the child not to use their...

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Soccer Games at Home : Tunnels

This game is called Tunnels. In this game the parent creates tunnels with their legs and the child dribbles a soccer ball and passes it though. Once the child passes the ball through, they get down and crawl through the tunnel. Then they follow the parent to do the...

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Soccer Games at Home : 1 on 1 Vs Mom

This game is called 1 on 1 Vs Mom. First start out passing the ball back and forth with your child. Then progress to 1 on 1 keep away. Some parents are going to have to try harder than others in order to take the ball away from their child. It is important that you do...

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Soccer Games at Home : Follow the Leader

This game is called Follow the Leader. Have the child start out as the leader and the parent follows them around with a soccer ball, giving the child an idea of how it's done. Then, switch roles and let the parent run around and let the child chase after them with the...

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Toddler Soccer

Mighty Kicks Toddler Soccer If you are a parent, you may already know about many of the benefits of soccer for toddlers, but if not, it is time to learn about how toddler sports have been shown to increase physical coordination, mental acuity and social skills....

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Character FIRST

Wall Street Journal: September 7, 2012, 6:12 p.m. ET Opting Out of the 'Rug Rat Race' For success in the long run, brain power helps, but what our kids really need to learn is grit By PAUL TOUGH We are living through a particularly anxious moment in the history of...

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