America is usually the head of most cultural themes, from film to cars. But if there’s one thing Americans are behind on, it’s passion for the game of soccer. Many families have made the decision to invest in a home basketball court — be it a professionally made one or a simple hoop in the driveway.
This is great for health and family togetherness. However, few families have seen the potential of teaching their children soccer as a way to engage the community and create a sense of togetherness.
The International Language
Whether it’s known as football or soccer, the international tradition of trying to get a small leather ball into a net has become the most played and talked-about sport in the world. The rules are easier than most sports, so be it little kids or full-grown adults, players can learn the sport quickly.
Instead of investing in a strict home basketball court, a multi-sport game court can be more beneficial in this way. Since some of the rules and skills required to play basketball can be hard to translate to a kindergartener — or those who aren’t familiar with the sport — soccer is the fast-paced game your family has been looking for.
The Power of Teamwork
Soccer is easier to learn than basketball, which means strategy and coordination between teammates is easier to follow. This is especially true when compared to advanced maneuvers typically taught on a home basketball court.
Teaching your kids to play together with fellow teammates is a valuable skill that can be taken into adult life, as well as into other sports they may spark an interest in. Cooperation is an important skill to have in any field.
An International Family
With the ability to play soccer, your family can be better connected to friends and families from all over the world. This can make for a strong sense of community as everyone gets together on a sunny Saturday afternoon to grill international cuisine and watch the kids play soccer together, and create bonds that will last for the rest of their lives.