At-Home Soccer Drills for Kids
As a soccer mom, you might be familiar with the next scene: a rambunctious child running around the house, dribbling a soccer ball from room to room and off the walls, narrating his movement like a sports commentator: “… And he passes another player … and he’s passing another one … he goes all the way … he’s unstoppable!” And then BAM! The ball hits the wall and bounces back onto the TV. “And he scores again!”
Just to be clear, a goal is considered to be any clean shot to a wall that makes a loud enough thud, and it’s followed by a Ronaldo celebration, or perhaps the dab.
During the COVID-19 lockdowns and their various stages of home isolation and social distancing, these scenes repeated themselves quite often in our house. Though the routine is usually accompanied by me yelling “Stop it!” and “Stop it right now!” I must confess that this tactic has yet to actually work against that habit.
So I gave it some more thought, did some Googling, and came up with a new game plan that can be summarized in three principles: