Monday, April 26, 2010

Soccer Summer Fun

Kids nowadays prefer to stay at home.  Inactivity among kids is often fueled by television, game consoles and computer games.

My son used to be a homebody.  His activities were not limited to television and computer games because I made it a point to interject activities like drawingpainting, educational games and fun crafts.  However, I realized that something was missing.  He lacked agility and flexibility.

This summer hubby and I enrolled Yohan in soccer.  I admit I wasn't keen about the idea at first. I was concerned that the summer heat would be a problem since soccer is an outdoor sport. However, Yohan was insistent and his dad backed him up. I knew Jules would support Yohan's choice because he is after all, a soccer player himself.

I gave in and bought him soccer shoes. That sealed the deal. It was my way of saying yes. Both boys were happy. :)


I'm happy that Yohan chose soccer for his summer activity.  I've seen him in the field and I'm so proud of his developments. Soccer has definitely improved his motor skills. He is more agile and flexible. I also noticed that he has more endurance for physical activity. The running and sprinting will surely help build his muscles and strengthen his bones. The best thing about soccer is that Yohan is enjoying himself. He also made a lot of new friends.


I talked to Yohan's coach and he said that soccer will help the kids learn about coordination, determination and self-discipline. It's also a good way to promote teamwork and camaraderie.

Sports like soccer can help encourage kids to turn off the television, set aside computer games and get some much needed exercise.

Find out what sport your child is interested in.  There are a lot of great choices like soccer, tennis, basketball, badminton, Taekwondo, swimming and more.  Summer is a perfect time to enroll your child in one.

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14 comments:

Chateau said...

Ang gwapo naman ng soccer player na yan! Proma pa lang, talo na kalaban, hehe!
Seriously, it's good that Yohan has found a sport he enjoys. Patch loves volleyball. It has helped her lose a bit of the excess weight. Hopefully, her confidence gets better with it too.

Chats

the donG said...

i agree. kids nowadays needs this type of sport. go beyond consoles.

my two brothers grew up playing soccer while i was doing karate and tennis. i like soccer. i believe it's too late to get into it.

good to know that yohan started early.

the shoes! whoa! ganda.

julie said...

way to go Yohan! :)

Lisa said...

Glad to see he is enjoying his soccer. It is a wonderful sport and it is important that kids get as much outdoor activity as they can!! Enjoy your week.

grechie said...

congrats!!!! yohan....at least he is enjoying his summer vacation..... :))

witsandnuts said...

Congrats to Yohan! It's a good move to introduce him into soccer. Very nice shoes!

Sidney said...

Very good Yohan started playing soccer. It is a great game for boys !

Kia said...

Ciao Rachel, glad to see Yohan is enjoyinf soccer :) Hugs!

sheng said...

Wow, i love soccer. I hope my son would enjoy some stuffs outside the house, ang tamad eh.

Eds said...

wow! congrats yohan & mommy rachel. galingan mo lalo yohan ha. good luck.

Kayni said...

I did take Taekwondo for summer school when I was younger, and I agree that summer is great time for kids to learn something they'd like. Congratulations to Yohan.

Pearl said...

Well I have to say he looks like a litte professional. Soccer is at least one of the more safe sports boys can play these days. It is good he loves to get out and be active....most kids want to just sit and play video games.

Hope you are doing well my friend.
Hugs,

arze arce said...

i miss soccer, my favorite sports...

Alice Teh said...

Soccer is a great sport for kids! I'm glad Yohan is embarking on this one. :D

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