The ultimate goal with this initiative is to give the kids a head start in soccer and an active lifestyle. Also the goal is to help their enjoyment levels through developing the capability to use and manipulate the ball how they want.
This is a really playful activity and shouldn't be seen as practice or a chore at home. Just as they would play with a stuffed animal or any other toy, that's how we want them to see a soccer ball.
You can get a small sponge soccer ball from the dollar store and these are perfect to get started with in the house, or yard, at home.
Read the articles below for more information and check out the resources and videos to get some ideas on how you can help your players!
Article 1 - Soccer Starts at Home with Parents
Article 2 - Parents are Key to Player Development
Houston Dynamo - Soccer Starts at Home Resources
Video - Basic Footskills 1
Video - Basic Footskills 2
Video - Basic Footskills 3
Video - Basic Footskills 4
Video - What can happen after a few years