Sprint parachute—soccer training equipment for kids. Review by a soccer mom and a twelve-year-old soccer player.
Product tested: Sprint Parachute.
COVID times have caused many cancellations of soccer practices and forced my son and many other young soccer players around the world to train at home. As the quarantine first started, we ordered a bunch of soccer training equipment online. The parachute was one
Soccer rebounder for kids—review by a soccer mom and a twelve-year-old soccer player
Product tested: Rebounder.
“I bought the rebounder in the hope that it would help my son practice by himself, since many times when he’s at home he doesn’t have training partners.
The rebounder arrived disassembled, but it was easy to put together, and so far, it has proven to be sturdy enough to endure short and longer kicks.
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:
The other day, during Corona time lockdown, when my son re-arranged his room for the 7th time, he found an old diary of his, from the age of 6 years old.
What a treasure it was! He was so excited it kept him away from the PlayStation for a few wonderful hours...
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This guest post about my books was published in "soccerpursuits.com".
When my super-active, jumpy son Rob was four years old, his kindergarten teacher strongly suggested that I have him evaluated for ADHD.
As we both suspected, Rob failed most of the assignments in the test. He wasn’t able to build the required structures out of the provided blocks, arrange the given cards in their correct order, or recite the days of the week.