|Recreation Soccer is a program designed for the beginning or developing player who wants to play in a relaxed atmosphere, strictly for FUN, while sharpening individual skills and learning more about the game of soccer.
- Newcomers to soccer are welcome at any age.
- Younger age groups play fun games while learning about soccer.
- Parent involvement is highly recommended.
- Recreation teams can play other SCSC teams.
The game is the greatest teacher. In Recreation, we build upon the rules set in Little Kickers so that the game remains age-appropriate but challenging and FUN. The game is also a great social activity in that the player learns to work together with their team for a common goal. Playing sports is an integral part of a child’s physical, social, and mental development. Players make new friends, they burn off excess energy and soccer teaches the player to think on their feet, literally.
Objectives of Recreation
Fun! It is critical that players involved in youth soccer enjoy the game in which they are playing. If the organization is able to instill passion and enjoyment in the game then half the battle is already won. This also relates very closely to how players perceive their coach(es) and their interaction with them. One of the main reasons players under 12 decide not to continue is that they no longer are enjoying the game; it has become work.
Development: A necessary element to support fun. Without it, training and games get stale because there is no improvement.
Life skills: In our case through the sport of soccer.