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About "play" soccer from Charlie.

Hi Coach Gianni,

Very nice piece on letting kids "play" soccer. I try to practice this with my granddaughter (I am a fanatic football/soccer fan). Last year, at the age of 6, she agree to play in our local league, probably because of my excitement about the game. She had an ok time, but it really was not "play."

This year I encouraged her not to play and am setting up a couple of small goals in the back yard and just having the ball around so that we can play if we want to.

Don't know if this will make her a "player," because what she really enjoys these days is ballet. But at least we'll have fun.

Posted on 01 Aug 2007 by coachgianni
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