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7 reasons soccer is essential for kids

This is from www.activeforlife.ca.

Just about any sport or physical activity will help to develop physical literacy and good movement skills. However, if you had to pick one sport that developed the most skills and capacities, it would have to be soccer.

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Soccer develops 7 key areas:

  1. ABCs – not what you think
  2. Running
  3. Jumping, hopping, skipping, galloping, and dodging
  4. Throwing and catching
  5. Tracking the movement of an object in flight
  6. Decision making
  7. Kicking

To learn more about each of these areas, click here to read the entire article.

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