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Benefits of Playing Soccer

by | May 5, 2019 | Kids Leagues, Soccer

Soccer is the world’s most popular sport and for a good reason. Unlike most games, soccer does not require much equipment to play. Even if you do not have an official soccer ball, you can still play the sport with any item that is easy to kick around. The rules are easy to understand, and anyone can start watching a game at any point and know what is going on. Aside from being easy to play and watch, soccer is also an excellent activity for kids. Here are the benefits you will notice when your kids start playing soccer:

Fit and Healthy

Playing soccer improves coordination, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and strength. In an increasingly sedentary society, making sure that kids get moving is more important now than ever before. Soccer is an easy activity for kids to start that makes them keep moving.


To win in soccer, players have to work as a team to get goals. The same skill is needed in school, work, and family life as well.

Improved Gross Motor Skills

Kids will have stronger core muscles, which allows them to be more physically active and, in turn, healthier. This is especially important for children who are weak in this area.

Boosts Self-Esteem

Playing this sport helps kids build confidence in themselves and become more comfortable learning new things. It makes playing or performing in front of a crowd less stressful and scoring goals helps too.

Social Interactions

Soccer requires players to communicate with each other verbally and non-verbally. Players learn to work together and communicate effectively to be successful.

Better Concentration and Focus

To play soccer well, children must learn to focus better. Players have to be alert and aware of what is going on during the game so that they do not miss significant opportunities and plays.

Competition is Motivating

Kids become better students and more successful adults when they are driven to be motivated through competition.

Work Ethic and Responsibility

Being an athlete means taking on a certain level of responsibility for your team, coaches, and yourself. Play sports demands a strong work ethic to be successful.

Promotes Cognitive Development

Soccer helps children enhance their visual-spatial awareness and problem-solving skills. It is a fast-paced sport that makes kids think and respond quickly, which improves cognitive flexibility.

It Is Fun

The most important benefit of playing soccer is that your kids will enjoy their time doing it. Soccer is exciting and easy to play, so it is no wonder it is the world’s most popular sport.

If you want to see these qualities develop in your kids, enroll them in a league at Vaughan Sports. We offer a 10-week co-ed summer soccer season for children who are between 3 and 13 years old. The games will be played at Boyd Park located at 8301 Keele Street in Vaughan. The first game will be played on May 27; call us or visit our site to sign up today!


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