(January 17, 2018) The new year brings with it new opportunities to promote the game of soccer throughout the province. As part of Alberta Soccer’s goal to support people at all levels of the game, the Grassroots Department aims to help young children – and their parents – develop a love for the sport!
One way the Grassroots team plans to promote this, is through the freshly launched Parent Play program:
The Parent Play sessions combine a child’s need to be physically active and their desire to spend time playing with their parents. At the session, parents who are keen to get involved in their child(ren)’s soccer world will learn to play fun, age-appropriate games and activities that are pivotal to developing children’s physical literacy and as a result, soccer performance.
Children learn best through doing – and so do their parents!
“We want to engage the most important people in child sport – the parents,” said John Clubb, Alberta Soccer Grassroots Development Manager. “This program teaches parents why it’s important to play with their young kids and empowers them with fun games and activities to get started.”
Parent Play is a two-hour session, which includes one hour in the classroom (with child supervision) and a one hour on-field presentation.
Communities, clubs, and districts that are interested in hosting a Parent Play session or learning more about the program, can email John Clubb
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