Soccer is growing in popularity and rapidly catching up to cricket as an Aussie favourite. Both sports are fun and great exercise, building fitness and helping to shed excess kilos while playing. Many parents are happy to see their children taking up this game rather than rugby and rules as they are non contact sports that rely on skill more than brawn. Injury through contact with other players is not an issue although lesser injuries can occur through hitting the ground at an odd angle to make head contact with the ball, or suddenly twisting the body to line up a goal.
It is great to see children of a young age being taught the game and joining teams to enjoy weekend matches with other youngsters. Sport builds character, teaching consideration for others, good sportmanship and also how to work as a team. Reliance on each other through the game bonds players and great friendships are often formed. It is not only radical fans that attend the World Cup, but fans of all ages and all cultures, cheering on their favourite teams by way of encouragement. Faces are painted in team colours adding a festive atmosphere to the venue, and everyone has a great time and feels the excitement. Soccer is also one of the games that are played as indoor sports at indoor sports club, another venue that has rocketed in popularity during recent years.
Indoor cricket has long been played as an indoor sport as well, with players taking advantage of the comfortable playing temperature and not have to worry about cancellations due to weather issues. Many players of different sports have become fans of indoor sports for the same reason and also the fact that it has a social element added with members able to enjoy catching up in the cafeteria while having a cuppa. Indoor soccer has the advantage of consistently good courts with no weather damage occurring to create an uneven footing. Glare while lining up that hoped for goal is also not an issue as well as not suffering heat stress.
If your child shows an interest in soccer and you have time to take him or her to games, check out an indoor sport club and all go as a family. Cheering on your child will make him feel good, as children love to have family support at games. And it isn’t just for boys either as more girls are signing up to play with or against the boys, even forming girl teams. Talk to the kids and get them started, and why not join a team yourself. You know what they say about the family that plays together staying together.