Soccer Starts at Home
Picture a player dribbling down the field, weaving in and out of opposing players, head up, eyes forward, smiling as they move with the grace throughout the field. Or a player receiving a pass under pressure and with a deft touch they open into space to play the next pass or create a shot on goal. These are moments that make the game of soccer beautiful and require a comfort with the ball that can only be learned by spending hours practicing skills at home. On the following pages are activities that can be done at home, as an individual or with a family member, to help player develop a deeper understanding of their relationship with the ball.