Why is soccer so good for kids? Soccer for children has become a growing trend offering the best of athleticism to a full and healthy childhood.
Fighting obesity Between videogames and families that do not eat at home anymore, children have a hard time staying fit and healthy. Junk food diets, sedentary lifestyle, and parents who work and are rarely home or involved in their lives have led America's children down a spiraling trend towards childhood obesity. Obesity doesn't simply affect children as they experience their youth, but will carry into lifelong habits and lead to the proliferation of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and other weight related syndromes. The best way to combat childhood obesity is to encourage parents to provide good eating alternatives for the children and to get kids off of the couch and into the park. Soccer with its ease of play and lack of equipment is a perfect sport to allow kids to run, jump and keep their bodies more healthy. Social skills One of the best things about teaching soccer to children is that it is a team sport and involves many of the skills children need to succeed in their future development. To play soccer kids need to learn how to communicate with one another respectfully and responsively as they have to work together. They have to learn to share; they have to come together as a conglomerate to meet a common goal and help each other achieve the best in its pursuit. All of these attributes encourage childhood development and allow kids to make friends across cultural boundaries and neighborhood fences. For particularly shy children who were not able to translate school into a social circle a soccer team provides an instant set of companions, and a way to experiment with interaction in a safe and healthy environment. It's fun Living more healthfully and learning to make friends are good goals to have for anybody entering a sport, but the other key to soccer is that its fun. Soccer offers a sense of self-esteem and well being children can develop as they see their accomplishments grow. Soccer involves both mental challenge and physical movement in a way that a videogame could never offer. Instead of sitting inside learning about enjoyment through violent games, expensive toys or isolating television, soccer allows kids to be outside developing healthy body, healthy mind and healthy esteem. We have spent a lot of time in our society creating technological advances so that we could work less and enjoy more. Unfortunately the reverse seems to have happened. The more technologically based we have become the more sedentary, unhealthy and distant from one another we have grown. Teaching children to play soccer and be part of the team may be one of the best antidotes for the 21st century.
Why JaxKick Stars soccer makes sense at such young age? Kicking a ball seems like an almost instinctual act for tots, so putting toddlers in an organized soccer program makes sense. They simply learn through fun play. JaxKick Stars 's truly fun games build their individual skills by creating opportunities to be in contact with the ball as frequent as possible. At the same time, parents are receiving education on what to expect from the game of soccer. Early Childhood Development & Gift of Lifelong Fitness Balance, control, and coordination are the three key developmental elements children need. Soccer is the best vehicle for achieving significant improvement in these three areas. Soccer demands that kids develop the ability to move both their body and a ball with their feet. This skill is not something that is easy and takes a supreme amount of eye-foot coordination. Eye-foot coordination, as a skill, increases peripheral vision. Peripheral vision is necessary in all sports thus working to develop this essential ability is beneficial to everyone. Build Self-Confidence*JaxKick Stars 's is the prep stage for future endeavors in soccer. Our curriculum develops creative skill and the concept of developing individual skills necessary to succeed. Acquisition *Soccer is the only sport in which a child has to move a ball with their feet while simultaneously maintaining balance and changing direction. FUN! * Kids Pro Soccer classes involve dynamic play children absolutely love every minute of it. A happy child who has satisfied their inherent genetic need to move is better able to focus, concentrate on and maximize benefits from learning in academic areas.
JaxKick Stars at schools & daycares Kids love to play and spend time with the friends they know well. Their classmates are often their “best buddies". What can be better than being on the team with your best friend? At that age, it is truly priceless...It is more than a play date every time soccer practice is on! JaxKick Stars classes are held at daycares, preschools, public and private schools. Classes are offered both during day and as an after school program. Classes can be performed both inside and out. Some of the common spaces used for classes include medium to large classrooms, lunchrooms, gymnasiums and outdoor playgrounds or parks.
Introduce JaxKick Stars program to your School or Daycare ! * One of the great benefits to JaxKick Stars program is that we come to your school. * Our program allows daycares, preschools and after school programs the opportunity to offer an enrichment program that parents and school directors love. * JaxKick Stars gives children something to look forward to each week and is great way for parents to enroll their child in an extra-curricular activity without an additional time investment. * We view ourselves as partners with the schools we serve, and we will run our program in a way that seamlessly fits into the school’s schedule. * Your child plays FREE if a group of 8+ is created * If you’d like JaxKick Stars to run a season at your school, please contact us for more information.
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