5 year olds and Soccer

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by Beechervol, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Mine started today.

    Wow.
     
  2. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    Communist soccer? Or American?
     
  3. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Is there a difference?

    I shouldn't say that, ought to be proud she wants to play. Im tryin, Im just not a soccer guy.

    Bad news is, my oldest (7) is in need of a coach for her team. Guess who's name keeps poppin up.
     
  4. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Everything I know come from a 45 min practice earlier this evening. Very instructive.
     
  5. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

    My son started when he was 4 and is 8 now. He loves it and is good enough to get bumped up to the u-11 league. He's a little small for his age, plus his foot coordination is fantastic, so soccer works great for him. It probably helps that I've really gotten into soccer in the last 5 years, too.

    BTW, the commies sucked at soccer.
     
  6. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    Kick ball in net! That's all I know!
     
  7. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    You free on Thursdays and Saturdays OV?
     
  8. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    I think 5 year olds would learn more without adult supervision. JMO.
     
  9. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    I played all through grade school and in college. Love the sport and always will.
     
  10. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    At that age, just working on passes and spacing is all you need to do. Nothing complicated.
     
  11. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Spacing seems to be an issue. That mini soccer ball is like a magnet. That creates bad passing angles.

    Just my observation. Lol.
     
  12. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    They are going to run around in a herd. One will be off by herself spinning in circles. The goalie will be picking dandelions.

    Make sure the one spinning has good form and doesn't hurt herself.
     
  13. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Interesting idea. Hopefully my wife will buy it.
     
  14. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    From todays open practice it seems we will not deploy a goalie. The one spinning in circles is my daughter.
     
  15. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    I feel your pain. I got forced into coaching soccer this year.
     
  16. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Sounds like you are the man for the job then, Coach.
     
  17. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    That team has a coach. Im being recruited/wooed to coach my oldest daughter. She will be the spinner on her team, be hard to deal with for me.
     
  18. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Forced?

    You have emboldened me to stand firm.
     
  19. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    I'm getting paid for it, but the boss lady was pretty clear about letting me know that she wanted me to do it, even though I didn't want too.
     
  20. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    I doubt there is any money on the table here. So in a sense, Im paying to get to coach.
     

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