25 Key tips for Young Soccer Players

Here at World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics, we provide skill camps, after-school program, goalkeeper training, team training, and individual soccer training for children of all ages and abilities. Since running our first camp in 1991, we have maintained the highest standards of professional coaching, earning a reputation as one of the best all-around camp for children in the Northern California.

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Our main focus is helping children of all ages and abilities reach their full potential as a sports player. While our emphasis is on instruction, we do focus on the child as a whole when creating our little soccer stars. Here are 25 key tips for young soccer players:

  1.   Have fun. Remember above all else that this is a game and you should learn to enjoy all aspects of it.
  2.  Come prepared. If you come to the game prepared to play, then you can focus on playing. Have all your equipment packed ahead of time and ready to go—and remember to bring water.
  3.  Be willing to try new things. If you are new to soccer, it will all be new. If you are not new, let your coaches push you past your comfort zone—try something new. Who knows, you might find you are good at it.
  4.  Always carry around a ball wherever you go. The more you touch a ball, the better you will be at playing with the ball.
  5.  Be a sponge. Listen, learn, try, and explore. Use all your senses to access whatever people are willing to teach you.
  6.  Ask questions. This applies to everything. If you don’t know, ask. If you require clarification, get it. The more you ask and understand, the more you learn and the better you can apply the skills.
  7.  Dribble. Learn to dribble forward, backwards, front and back—this is your most important skill. Do not just “kick” the ball, take it with you; carry it until it is time to pass.
  8.  Pass the ball. Don’t try to be a hero every time. Learn to pass and learn it well.
  9.  Watch games. Watch all the soccer games you can and see how others play. Learn from these.
  10.  Understand positions. Learn the different positions and how they interact with each other. The game is like a dance and each position has its own choreography.
  11. Maintain your positions—always. Know where you are on the field in relation to where the other players and positions are on the field. And keep the dance going.
  12.  Find your favorite position and learn it well. Show your coach that this is the right fit for you, and play it fully.
  13.  Equipment. There is not a lot of equipment, but make sure the stuff you have fits well. Shoes are your key piece of equipment—make sure they fit well.
  14.  Fair play. Always play fairly, according to the spirit and letter of the rules.
  15.  Stay calm. Games can become emotional and the pace can become overwhelming; remember to stay calm even when things are not going as well as you would like.
  16.  Soccer is a team sport. Support and encourage your teammates. Positive encouragement and reinforcement make for better teams and better teammates.
  17.  Support. Anticipate your teammates’ needs and always support your teammate with the ball. Supporting your teammate means being in a position where they can pass the ball to you. Stay far enough away so the pass effectively neutralizes the defender. Stay close enough that they can make a good pass. If you are too far to make a good pass to your teammate, then you are too far for your teammate to make a good pass to you, and you are not supporting.
  18.  Respect. Show respect to your coaches, referees, your opponents and teammates at all times, win or lose.
  19.  Endurance. Soccer is a game of endurance and conditioning. Eat well, and sleep and exercise to ensure you are healthy and able to perform at peak levels. Conditioning, skills and tactical knowledge are all important components of a strong player.
  20.  Defense. Defend your ball at all times. If you lose the ball, be the first to defend. Giving immediate chase is the first rule of defense. Never let down until the ball has been recaptured or the play has moved on.
  21.  You may hear the coaches shouting “mark”. This means that if you are not closest to the ball and attacking it, you are on another player, positioning yourself between the ball and your opponent and prevent them from receiving the ball.
  22.  Passing is important, so is to know when to take your shot. Don’t hesitate to fire a shot at goal if you feel an opportunity. Take your best shot and shoot in the back of the net.
  23.  Most players are right-footed. Anticipate that your defender will be attacking your right foot so learn to use your left foot—develop your passing, dribbling, and shooting skills with both your left and right feet.
  24. Learn to kick around your target. Don’t shoot towards your defender. Passing or dribbling the ball laterally or even backwards can be a better choice if it maintains possession of the ball. Possession of the ball is key to controlling the pace and direction of the game.
  25.  Always give 100%. Expect that of those around you and anticipate they expect that of you. Win or lose, be proud of how you played.

To find out more about us at World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics, contact us today by e-mail contact@worldcupsoccercamps.com or call (408) 354-4949.

This Summer Enroll for “Five-Day” Soccer Camp

Once school is out for the summer, panic starts to set in for parents. How to keep your child engaged? How to build a structure without too much structure, formality without being too formal, and learning opportunities that don’t feel like school work to engage your child during their two months of ‘freedom’? For many families, this involves family vacations, summer camps, programs and classes. One of the luxuries of looking at programs or camps is that they are more easily adapted into your new summer schedule. For a child who loves sports—particularly soccer—there are endless opportunities. This summer, why not look at enrolling them in a five day soccer camp?

World Cup Soccer Camps for Children

Here at World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics, we provide soccer camps for children of all ages and abilities. Since running our first camp in 1991, we have maintained the highest standards of professional coaching, earning a reputation as one of the best all-around camp businesses in Northern California. We employ approximately 90 coaches, all with high levels of coaching experience and training/course work. Further, we maintain a ratio of one coach for every 10 players, so you can be sure your child is getting the attention he/she needs.

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Types of Camps

World Cup Soccer Camps offers camps for children from age 5 to 18 based on their experience level, such as Advanced Player’s Camps which focuses on high level players, or those seeking to better their goalkeeping skills or Team Camps to prepare the school team for the upcoming season. Our summer camps are five days long (Monday to Friday), and participants can choose between a half-day and a full-day camp. Half-day sessions run from 9:30 A.M – 12:30 P.M with full-day extending up to 3:00 P.M. For an additional fee, there is extended care option in the mornings and afternoons to address pick-up and drop-off before and after work.

Classic Skill Camps

One of our most common camps is our Classic Skill Camp for players of all levels, ages 7-9. Do not fear that your child will get lost in this camp. The first thing that we do is put the kids into groups according to their age and skill—we evaluate all participants on the first day of camp to ensure their experience is a positive one with learning opportunities at their current skill levels i.e. beginner, intermediate and advanced. The Classic Skill Camp format dedicates the morning session to working on basic skills and soccer concepts, and the afternoon session to teamwork and game situations. While a lot of emphasis is placed on skill development, everything we do and teach is done in a way that is fun and challenging to the participants—no boot camps here.

Daily Agenda

We have a very structured agenda to help participants understand daily expectations and to create consistency between experiences. As noted above, we offer extended childcare upon request from 8-9 A.M in the morning and from 3-6 P.M in the afternoon. Instruction begins sharply at 9:30 A.M, warm up and stretching followed by skills training to teach and improve the fundamentals of soccer, such as passing, dribbling, shooting, etc. After a leisurely one-hour lunch, afternoon activity consists of strategy, team concept games, and a scrimmage to practice the newly-learned skills.

This summer, make it a soccer experience and enroll your child for five day soccer camps in California. To find out more about the camps at World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics, call us at (408) 354-4949 or e-mail contact@worldcupsoccercamps.com.

How To Get Ready For Soccer Tryouts

Soccer, or football as it is known outside of North America, has proven to be a popular athletic sport for kid and adults. With soccer season coming up that means that it is time for soccer tryouts. Here are a few tips to help people get ready for soccer tryouts.

Equipment

 Soccer is a great sport because there are only a few pieces of equipment needed to play the game. A pair of gym shorts, a T-shirt, athletic socks and running shoes is the basic athletic equipment needed for soccer. People might also want to have gym pants and a longer shirt for cooler outdoor weather practice or games. Those who are training for goalkeeper position may want to purchase goalkeeper gloves, but these gloves are not needed for any other position on a soccer team.

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Soccer is a fun sport to play.

The most important part of the soccer uniform is the shoes. If soccer is being played in an indoor gymnasium or field, then a regular pair of athletic running shoes will suffice. For outdoor soccer, a pair of cleats will be needed. Cleats are a type of athletic shoe that have studs on the bottom of the soles. They are used to help gain traction on the outdoor field, which is particularly helpful if the ground is soft or muddy from a recent rain. While some cleats may be metal and spiked, most cleats will be rounded at the bottom. Pointed cleats are illegal in some soccer organizations due to safety concerns. People should contact the soccer organization directly to find out if spiked cleats are allowed.

While the soccer organization will likely have their own soccer balls for games and tryouts, people should make sure to purchase a soccer ball to practice with, both before tryouts, and after they have made it onto the team. Have a tote or small gym bag to carry the equipment. Do not forget to include a water bottle to keep hydrated.

Soccer Positions

 There are several different positions on a soccer team. The goalkeeper stays in the soccer net and prevents the other team from scoring a goal on the goalkeeper’s team. The defenders help defend their team’s goal from the opposing team. The forwards work together to move the ball forward to score a goal for the opposing team. Midfielders switch between acting as defensive and offensive for their team. The players should pick one position on a soccer team to try out for, as they will be able to work on perfecting their skills for that position during tryouts.

Training

Finally, it is important to practice for tryouts. Improving cardiovascular skills through running or aerobic exercises doing strength training to improve muscle in the legs and calves will help a person improve their soccer skills.

To help improve with specific techniques, like dribbling and passing, people should consider doing a one on one or group training session with a personal soccer trainer. A trainer will make sure people are using the proper technique that decreases the risk of injury (such as a pulled muscle) while increasing peoples’ chances of making it onto the soccer team.

If you are interested in honing your soccer skills, sign up for our soccer training camps conducted by expert coaches at World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics in California. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 408-354-4949 or contact@worldcupsoccercamps.com.

 

12 Questions Every Parent Needs to Ask Before Choosing a Soccer Camp

It is important to know that you have options when choosing soccer camps. Here at World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics, we feel that you should have the answers clearly laid out before you decide which to choose.

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Following are 12 questions that parents need to ask before choosing a soccer camp:

  1. What is the history of the camp? We, World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics has been providing soccer camps since 1991, increasing the number of camps and locations offered each year.
  1. What is the experience of the coaches? We ensure the highest standard of professional coaching with over 90 coaches certified in California.
  1. What are the offered locations? We pride ourselves on offering more locations than any other soccer camp. We currently run camps in Northern California, in the San Francisco Bay, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles area.
  1. What is the length of the soccer camps? We try to accommodate all schedules with half-day and full-day soccer camps and the option for extended care. Camps are held weekdays, from June onwards till August. Take a look at the 2014 summer camp schedule.
  1. Are there options for one-on-one training? We do offer individual and group training sessions. Individual sessions are good for players who wish to catch up on a specific skill, which others have mastered. We work with you to determine what your child needs and help you meet their goals.
  1. How do I determine the appropriate level for my child? It is very important that your child is placed in the right level. We wish to ensure they are comfortable, yet challenged – we continue to monitor their progress and will work with you to determine if they should move up or down a level.
  1. What is the coach to player ratio? With a 1 to 10 coach to player ratio, there is more time to evaluate individual players and focus on developing both athletic and team building skills, while ensuring maximum participation, fun and enjoyment.
  1. What Skills are learned? Our emphasis is on creating a fun and safe environment first and foremost, however we will work with each player to build on their athletic and team building skills with a focus on passing, kicking, dribbling and general understanding of the game as it relates to the age of the players.
  1. My child is sensitive to weather – how do you address this in an outdoor venue? Our staff is trained to stop for water breaks frequently throughout camp. We make an effort to hold our camps at sites that provide adequate shade and do not get too hot. If necessary, we will put up tents to provide additional shade for the campers.
  1. What you expect parents to do? Please have your child to the camp on time each day and picked up when the camp ends unless extended care has been approved. Encourage your child to explore the game and have fun.
  1. How do I prepare my child each day? Since we are outside, prepare for the weather – remember to put sunscreen on your child! Bring shin guards, cleats, sunscreen, a snack, and water. Full Day campers also need to bring a lunch.
  1. What about a jersey or T-shirt? We know how important it is that your child feel part of a group so we provide every player with a T-shirt as well as a soccer ball.

To find out more about our soccer camps, contact World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics at camps@worldcupsoccercamps.com.

 

What Children Enjoy the Most about Summer Soccer Camps and Clinics

Summer vacation offers the promise of beautiful weather, hot days, and long, warm nights – it also means no school for millions of children all over the country. To keep children active during the summer months, our soccer camps and clinics offer both children and parents a great way to stay active and, of course, to play a fun sport. Our summer soccer camps and clinics are a great way for parents to keep their children active in a game of soccer and to boost their confidence while playing the game. What children enjoy the most about these camps and clinics is the great experience, making friends and learning how to enjoy the game.

Personal Attention and Instruction

Summer soccer camps and clinics offer children personal attention and instruction from players and coaches who just want to encourage children to play soccer and to have fun while doing it. Children enjoy summer soccer camps, or any learning, more when the instruction they receive about the sport is fun and personal. When children receive personal attention and instruction from their coach, it makes them feel more a part of a team, and that their contribution is valued, and that someone believes in them. This facilitates learning in a fun way, making soccer camps and clinics a great choice for summer vacation fun.

Team Building and Positive Attitudes

summer soccer camps What Children Enjoy the Most about Summer Soccer Camps and Clinics When children play soccer together at summer soccer camps and clinics, they are playing as a team and, children learn how to play together and develop a positive attitude towards all aspects of the game. This comes through teaching children how to play soccer using creative drills. Children of various skill levels can all play together and learn from each other. They do not have to worry about how well they play or do not play; our coaches will help every child to work together and enjoy the game. All of these facets come together to create a familiar camaraderie that builds each child up, focuses on the skills they learn and the team that gets created. Everyone is encouraged to have a positive attitude when playing and children can enjoy their summer soccer camp and clinic experience.

Great Experience

Most of all, what children enjoy about our summer soccer camps and clinics in California is the great experience they get during the summer, practicing their skills, and playing soccer in a fun, yet supportive environment. At summer soccer camp, children can make lifelong friends with other children who enjoy soccer and just want to play. Although these children may live on opposite sides of the city or state, the bonds they forge while at camp will withstand any distance put between them. We, at World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics not only help turn children into better soccer players, but also enjoy the game of soccer, get great personal attention and instruction, team skills, and develop a positive attitude.

How to Choose the Best Soccer Camp: A Simple Decision with the Right Information

Nowadays, parents are inundated with opportunities for programs for their children to participate in – dance, music, art, sports, martial arts, skating, gymnastics, etc. For some people, it is simply a matter of juggling activities, exposing children to the widest range of activities and ensuring high standards are being met in each of these activities. Some families have the added challenge of having to choose programs not only based on schedules but on cost. All these need to be considered.  Once the activity is decided upon, for example, soccer, determine how to choose the best soccer camp to meet your family needs. Let us look at a couple factors that have an impact on choosing the best soccer camp in California: accessibility or availability and reputation.

Accessibility / Availability

For most families, decisions on children’s activities will be greatly impacted by location, availability and accessibility. Most communities will have recreational soccer leagues, providing play opportunities for children – coaches are often parents and are volunteers rather than professional coaches. For children who are simply playing to stay active and have fun, these programs are perfect. However, for the child who wants to focus on their skill development or progress to a more competitive program, they may be looking for something more. World Cup Soccer Camps, realizing the importance of accessibility, have opened up soccer camp programs in California at over 40 communities including, the San Francisco Bay Area,  San Diego, San Luis Obispo,  Los Angeles etc.

Reputation

soccer camps california How to Choose the Best Soccer Camp: A Simple Decision with the Right InformationWhen you are paying for a program, it is important to know that not only are your children safe and respected and having fun, but that they are being exposed to the game and taught skills by those qualified to do so. When determining how to choose the best soccer camp, the quality of coaching is key as is the reputation of the program itself. Specific to reputation, World Cup Soccer Camps began in 1991 with two small camps; we have grown steadily each year, adding more sites and increasing the numbers of children accessing the program. Last year over four thousand children joined our camps. In our soccer camps, there is an emphasis on instruction targeted to the age and skill level of each child. With a 1:10 coach to player ratio, there is more time to evaluate individual players and focus on developing both athletic and team building skills while ensuring every child has fun.

Why World Cup Soccer Camps

Here at World Cup Soccer Camps, we provide top notch soccer camps, clinics, after-school classes, team camps, goalkeeper training and personal soccer training for children of all ages and abilities.  We will work with potential families to choose the best soccer camp or program for their child, based on their current skill level, passion for the game and any known challenges or limitations. We ensure the highest standard of professional coaching with over 90 certified coaches and over two hundred soccer camps in California across 40 cities providing opportunities for over four thousand children.  To find out more about our soccer camps and clinics, contact World Cup Soccer Camps at contact@worldcupsoccercamps.com.

World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics Ink 5 New Partnerships

Representatives with World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics announced today that it has established five new partnerships with Indoor Soccer Arenas.

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“We are running indoor camps at all these arenas this December and January for the very first time,” said Ruedi Graf, founder and spokesman for World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics, which also earlier this month, added indoor winter camps in San Francisco, Burlingame, Redwood City, Santa Clara, Los Gatos and Vacaville.

The five indoor arenas that World Cup Soccer & Camps now have partnership with include: Burlingamer Indoor Soccer Arena in Burlingame, Dogpatch Indoor Soccer Arena in San Francisco, Soccer Nation Indoor Arena in Vacaville, SportsHouse Indoor Soccer Arena, and Cabernet Indoor Soccer in Livermore.

The company, which employs approximately 95 coaches, according to Graf provides soccer camps, clinics, after-school classes, team training and personal soccer training for children of all ages and abilities.

Graf, who was voted and awarded the 2004 MVLA Soccer Club Coach of the Year, and 1995 High School Coach of the Year, stressed that the reason that adding the five new partnerships is not only good news for the organization, but for the kids, because it enables them to teach and help more soccer players take their game to the next level.

Michelle Ruggels, a parent of seven-year old twins, who recently completed a week of camp, gave World Cup Soccer Camps & Clinics two thumbs up.

“Even though they both like soccer, they were very unsure about attending soccer camp, and there was a bit of arm twisting involved,” Ruggels recalled. “When I signed up for camp, I couldn’t decide between the half-day or the full-day camp because I honestly couldn’t imagine what they would do all day without getting bored, but ended up with full-day. My other concern was that while my son is notably athletic, my daughter is notably afraid of the ball, and I wasn’t sure if she would feel left out if the focus went to the stronger players. Well, I shouldn’t have worried. This turned out to be their favorite camp, and all they talked about was how much fun they had all day long. My daughter won MVP of the camp for Tuesday, and I wanted to send flowers to the coaches for the boost that gave to her confidence. The coaches and the program were great. Each child received so much in attention, skills, confidence, and most importantly for a summer experience, had a blast. We’ll be back for winter camp.”

Graf said he’s excited that that the five new partnerships would give the organization the opportunity to serve and help more kids like the Ruggels’ twins.

“When it comes to technical knowledge, our trainers have the education and experience and know how to share it with the players,” Graf said. “We understand that everyone is unique and requires a program that works on the needs of the individual.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.worldcupsoccercamps.com/locations-sf.htm and http://www.worldcupsoccercamps.com/locations-search2.htm

Types of Soccer Camps in San Diego

If you are looking to attend soccer camp in San Diego World Cup Soccer Camps will have something for you or your child. We have many different types of camps from the U6-Fussball Academy all the way up to High School Camps. There are also different levels to choose from, and if you are a goal keeper we have a special camp or that too. If you are a beginner or have been playing for years, these camps will help to work on your skills and teach you new techniques. The skills you will learn at our camps will be taken away and used for the rest of your soccer career.

If you have a child who is aged 7-9 and want to enroll them in a soccer camp in San Diegothen we have the perfect camp for you, the Classic Skills Camp.  This camp is for students who do not have a lot of experience but love to play the game. The way this camp is set up is in the morning they will work on skill building exercises, after that they will break for an hour long lunch. Some of our campers are half day and will leave at this point; the others will stay and work on their skills further using game like situations. At 3 o’clock the camp is over and you can pick up your child or we can provide child care by appointment.

If you are looking for a soccer camp in San Diego and have a child that has been playing for more than two years and really wants to further their skills, we have an Advanced Player’s Camp for that. We also offer a high school aged camp that has a very similar set up. The camp is set up a lot like the classic skills camp, but students have a lot more specialized training. The morning is broken up into two sections, the first being general training and then the second half of the morning will be focused on skills for your specific position, after training is over the half day campers will go home while the rest enjoy some lunch and free time. In the afternoon there will be a match competition and then child care by appointment as well.

 

If you have the position of goal keeper and haven’t been able to find a soccer camp in San Diego then you don’t have to look much further. We run mini camps for goal keepers that run for an hour right before your regular half or full day camp. They will work on skills to be the best they can and at the end of the week the coaches will provide them with an evaluation report.

Whether you are looking for a soccer camp in San Diego for a small child or a kid in high school, whether they have no experience or have been playing all of their lives; at World Cup Soccer Camps we will be able to match you with a camp that will be the perfect fit.

Soccer Camps in California are a Beautiful Thing

The kids cluster around the synthetic rubber sphere kicking and screaming at it and each other in unison. If they are lucky the tips of their shoes are actually touching the ball, but the majority are striking their teammates shins.  The ball rolls a couple of inches at a time, every once in a while it squirts out of the hungry pack of flailing feet, but it’s escape is short lived.  The hovering knot of hyped up children soon catches the ball and it disappears once again into the twisted hoard of legs and feet.   Soccer, the beautiful game but is it really? They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  World Soccer Camps sees beauty in that swarm of pint-sized humanity making them a leader among soccer camps in California.

5,000 future David Beckhams’ and Mia Hamms’ attended World Cup Soccer Camps last year compared that to just 30 kids who attended the first World Cup Soccer Camps in California (San Mateo) just over twenty years ago.  The dramatic rise in attendance at the camp can be attributed to two factors; the upswing in the popularity of soccer in North America and the hard work, dedication and passion of Ruedi Graf who started World Cup Soccer Camps in 1991.

There are plenty of players on the pitch when it comes to soccer camps in California.  To be a header above the rest, World Cup Soccer Camps have earned the reputation of one of the best all-round camps.  A team of 90 coaches, with a ratio of 10-1 participants to instructors, guide players from age 5 all the way to 18.  The goal is to bring out the full potential of every child on the field regardless of their skill set.  This is accomplished through a concentrated focus on fundamentals and an emphasis on instruction, all while having fun in a safe environment.
From drop-off to pick-up, participants will be passing, dribbling, shooting, trapping and scoring.  The experienced coaching staff will keep a close watch to evaluate the player progress.  This is to ensure every participant is in the proper category, which not only challenges them to improve their skills but also builds their confidence so they keep pushing themselves at soccer camps in California.

World Cup Soccer Camps is more than justsoccer camps in California, there are also private training instructors who offer personalized training to individuals or small groups.  These highly qualified coaches are experts at the development of technical skills and game tactics. Their customize practice sessions, that are available year round, challenge participants to set, meet and most times exceed their goals.

World Cup Soccer Camps are running all over California including the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Diego Area and the San Luis Obispo Area. In 2014 World Cup Soccer Camp and Ruedi Graf are planning to expand to the Los Angeles Area, which will help keep the beautiful game… beautiful.

Soccer Camp in San Diego is a Great Way to Help Kids Get Active

Do you get tired of watching your kids glued to the TV, or spend hours of their summer playing video games? Unfortunately, if your kids tend to be couch potatoes over summer, they are not alone. It’s practically an epidemic. The good news is that there are plenty of options for parents who would like their kids to be more active, and to learn some new skills in the process. If you live in the San Diego area and wish your kids would get some good old-fashioned outdoor exercise, one of the best things you could do for them is to send them to soccer camp in San Diego this summer.

Soccer is a physical, high-energy game, which means that playing it provides excellent exercise for kids. Kids who exercise tend to be healthier, happier, and more alert than kids who have a more sedentary lifestyle. Exercise improves all the functions of the body. It develops strength, endurance and a strong respiratory and cardiovascular system. Exercise is also good for the brain. Kids who attend soccer camp in San Diego get plenty of exercise… you can tell reluctant athletes that developing their reflexes playing real-world sports will improve their video game skills, too!

Sending your kids to soccer camp in San Diego will do more for them than just get them active, too. For many kids, it will be their first experience with team sports. Soccer camp could be more than just a summer activity; it could lead to a lifelong passion for sports. Soccer camp is ideal for kids who are talented at high-energy sports, but it is also a wonderful learning activity for kids who aren’t so sure of their abilities. Even kids who start out afraid of the ball could learn the skill and self-confidence they need to become star players.

Like all team sports, soccer is a sociable activity. This means that kids will get the chance to develop their teamwork skills in a fun and playful way. Kids with a take-charge attitude may learn how to include other people in their playtime, and shyer kids may be able to find their inner leader. And of course, social games are a wonderful way for kids to meet new people and make new friends. Team sports encourage friendship above all else. Who knows, your child may meet a brand new ‘bestie’ at soccer camp in San Diego!

As video games become more sophisticated and more popular, it is increasingly the responsibility of parents to make sure that their kids get active. It isn’t always enough just to send them to play outdoors. Kids need supervision and structure when they are learning new skills, and less physically inclined children may need a bit of extra help and support to find their confidence. Sending kids to soccer camp in San Diego is a wonderful way to help kids get active, gain self-confidence and make new and lasting friendships. If you live in the San Diego area, check out our soccer camp options today!