The Educated Parent document has been designed to assist parents support their children’s needs in the development in the game. A Small Sided Game is any game played with less than eleven players per side. Eleven sided soccer is an adult game devised by and for adults to enjoy. Small Sided Games are designed and developed to create and provide guidance to parents who have children playing the game of soccer. It is to supply parents the knowledge that will allow the players to grow without placing unnecessary limitations on the children. In British Columbia, Under 5 to and including Under 12, play Small Sided Games.
Ok, you have signed your child up for soccer! Now what do you do?
1. You know little to nothing about the game.
2. You know it’s the most popular sport by participation numbers and you know kids love playing.
3. You know that the kids are asked to kick a round ball.
The most important thing parents need to know is that soccer is about children having fun!
It’s Simple – Your Children LOVE Soccer because it is FUN!
- Check out The Educated Parent [.pdf file]