Monday, August 22, 2016

Taking her First Kick: Learning Basic Skills at Soccer Camp

I received soccer camp enrollment for my daughter at no cost to facilitate this post.

Soccer camp for toddlers - what my 3-year-old learned

When we signed Bear up for soccer camp a few months ago, we did so for 8 reasons, one to build her social skills. Her time at Challenger’s British Soccer Camp did just that.

At just 3 years old, soccer camp was more about socialization and less about soccer skills and team structure. The camp lasted 5 days, one hour per day.  Her “camp” consisted of one coach and 3 other toddlers, ready to run around, burn off some energy, and have fun.

It was lax, not regimented like I recall basketball camp when I was 8 years old. The coach was kind, the snack breaks were frequent, and the kids were balls of energy.

Toddler Soccer Camp - What She Learned at Challenger's British Soccer Camp

My husband carted her to camp that week and, having been a state champion in soccer as a kid himself, found it to be too lax. He and I were both hoping it would be more structured, helping her prepare for her fall soccer season next month.

The good news was it introduced her to basic soccer skills – how to kick, dribble and the number one rule of soccer – don’t use your hands! She enjoyed her week with her newly make friends and is excited to join a team in the fall.

Thinking about signing your toddler up? Here are 8 reasons to sign your toddler up for soccer camp.

8 reasons to sign your toddler up for soccer camp

About Challenger’s British Soccer Camp

Challenger’s British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in the United States. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players of all ages and abilities, British Soccer Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert’s right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development and cultural education.

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