You can enroll your child in an intro to soccer program during the cold winter months when the weather gets a little harsh for outdoor soccer.
Having the opportunity to play soccer year round gives the chance for young children to develop their gross motor skills, get quality exercise, and have a lot of fun.
Your child will develop positive character traits, make new friends, and learn soccer skills in a warm, supportive environment with lessons that are designed specifically for his or her age.
You may already know about the physical benefits that children get from playing soccer. Research has shown that kids who participate in regular physical activities are less prone to be obese and childhood obesity is at an alltime high in the United States. When it's cold outside kids are less likely to want to play outdoors and this leads to more inactivity. Indoor soccer for kids is a great way to counteract at least some of that activity dropoff that naturally happens during the winter.
According to kidsheath.org, kids who are active will:
Among the many emotional benefits of physical fitness are improved confidence and stronger self-esteem. Benefits like these have an impact on your child that will carry over to adulthood.
What many parents don't know is the mental and emotional benefits of of physical activities. Look at the brain scans below, comparing what brain scans look like with and without exercise.
Let's face it. We all want our kids to get outside and play, but we know that here in the Northeast, it's not always possible because of the weather. The sometimes frigid temperature, wind, and snow make it tough to play outside soccer year round in our climate. Having an indoor soccer facility makes it possible for your child to have fun, get exercise, and develop soccer and life skills in the winter months.
Trying to organize your own soccer game for young kids on a snow day sounds like a interesting idea, but it might be tough to pull it off successfully. Soccer Shots does the organizing for you. We've already got the warm and dry facility set up for your child to play soccer with other young children in the same age group.
I get it. You're worried over whether to enroll your child for indoor soccer. The Covid-19 pandemic brings indoor youth soccer safety issues to the front of your mind. You have to look at several factors to determine if indoor soccer for kids is worth the risk. These include
VENTILATION. Ventilation systems at your local gym may not be adequate for the size of the enclosed space for the soccer field.
MASKS. For some leagues, the wearing of masks is thought of as part of the standard uniform, like soccer shoes and shin guards.
SPECTATORS. Some soccer arenas will limit the number of spectators and the space in between them.
PRE-SCREENING. The question of what kind of screening and testing goes on before each practice or game. Mandatory temperature checks and questionnaires are somewhat effective at improving safety for participation in indoor soccer
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