According to U.S. Youth Soccer, over 3 million kids between the ages of 5 and 19 are playing soccer in the United States.
It's is a great game for kids, and one which has lots of important benefits for their development, both physically and mentally. Oh, and it's fun too!
Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. During a game, kids run, tackle, pass and defend, making for a great physical workout. Soccer helps build muscle tone, build endurance, strength and flexibility.
In fact, the American Heart Association recommends soccer as an activity which can be very beneficial if played regularly.
Getting your child involved in soccer doesn't just improve his or her health. Soccer is a team sport which relies on unity, with each player doing their part for the greater good of the team.
The YMCA's focus is less on winning and more on participation, team building and a sense fair play, helping kids become good sports and good citizens.
Participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out! Registration begin July 16 at .