What Age Should Children Start Learning Football?

What Age Should Children Start Learning Football?

The Benefits of Toddler Football Classes

It’s never too early to get your kids interested in the beautiful game. In fact, it’s very much a case of the sooner the better! We all want to give our little boys and girls the best possible start in life, and that includes setting them up with skills that are going to see them excel in childhood and beyond. What a lot of parents don’t know is that football lessons can have real benefits for little ones. By getting your toddler signed up to a weekly SoccerDays football class now, you’ll be equipping them with skills for life and a positive mental attitude towards healthy living.

Skills for success

SoccerDays are one of the leading providers of Football Classes for Toddlers, and their fun lessons cover much more than just learning how to kick a ball. They will be able to develop communication and language skills such as listening, self-expression, speaking, and independent thinking. You’ll also see their motor skills, co-ordination, strength and stamina, and agility improve too. Plus, they will be able to get to grips with team work, sharing, showing respect for others and will feel more confident in themselves. Having these skills in place by the time they start school is sure to set them up for success. They’ll settle in quicker, and make friends much easier.

Establish healthy habits

Enrolling your toddler in a weekly football class will also encourage them to lead a healthier lifestyle. We all see news stories about how childhood obesity is on the rise, and how being trapped in a cycle of unhealthy habits can have profound consequences later in life. By getting your child into the habit of exercising once a week when they are still very young, they will grow up seeing exercise as something fun and beneficial. It’s much harder to encourage children who have never exercised to start when they are even a little bit older – so get that healthy mindset in place now.

Age appropriate classes

A lot of parent’s worry that toddlers are too young to attend football lessons, but that’s just not true. 2 - 3 1/2 years old is the ideal time to start learning how to play football, as a toddler’s brain is so great at picking up new information. You’ll know that it’s much harder to learn a new skill as you get older, and the same goes for sport! So introducing them to football right now is a great idea. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your child picks up the things introduced in their class. Of course, a great teacher helps. The coaches at SoccerDays are all fully FA qualified, and come up with a wide range of age appropriate activities for each lesson. So your child can learn in an accessible, fun way.

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While we can’t quite guarantee that your little boy or girl will be the next Lionel Messi or Harry Kane, starting him early will put him miles ahead of the competition! So you never know! Even if he doesn’t go on to play professionally though, the skills that he gains during those early years football classes will give him a much higher chance of achieving success in whatever he chooses to do. So go on – give SoccerDays a call today. With classes available for 3½-5 year olds too, they can continue to learn for years to come!