With the craziness and competitiveness of today’s soccer programs many, players, parents, fans, and coaches forget about what soccer really is, and what is important to learn from it. Listed below are the true aspects of soccer; the ones that are really important.
Many people seem to think that fun is a child-like thing, something that is discarded when they become serious players or coaches. This is untrue; competitive players should be having as much (or more) fun as little kids playing soccer. Fun should be present in all levels of soccer and all age groups, but it is not; many players, parents, and coaches forget this valuable aspect.
Think about having fun next time you are around soccer. Remember that soccer is a game, and games are supposed to be fun.
2. Life Lessons
Listing all the life lessons that soccer provides is almost impossible. Players should be learning these lessons, not the bad lessons that are often taught such as «winning is the most important thing.» Soccer players who learn life lessons are ready to take on the world even outside of the soccer field.
Obesity rates are soaring and kids are spending more and more time indoors. Soccer is a fun way to keep people in shape, and to get out of the house.
Players who become competitive will find themselves working out regularly to get an edge over the competition, and eating and drinking right so they can perform at their best.
Everyone like to meet people with common interests and form a bond. Soccer does this, and forms a sense of unity amount teammates.
If you find yourself becoming too competitive or become a bad sport, look to the aspects listed and get back on track. Following these aspects will make your soccer more fruitful and enjoyable.