Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?

June 11, 2012 1 Comment »
Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?

Toddlers and preschoolers need to learn fundamental movements skills before they’re ready to learn the more complicated skills required in structure activities and sports.

The best way to help your children learn fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching is to give them lots of opportunity for unstructured play in environments that are rich in opportunities for physical activity.

Playgrounds and open, outdoor spaces are where children can practice things like running and jumping, swinging and climbing.

Those skills become the building blocks for the sports children will play when they are older.

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  1. dominique chiquet February 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Totally agree, kids need to learn as many movement patterns when they are that young.

    The broader their repertoire, the more potential they will have.

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