LocalSoccer for Young Children
Thesport was about the Youth Futsal Soccer, which was more like a localsoccer involving young people aged 14-15 years. Both gender teamswere competing. It was taking place in one of the towns in thecountry, on a bare soil field. The players in this case, youngchildren, were competing over certain money that their parents hadcontributed. There were several teams, which played during that daywhere the winners of the day had to carry the prize. There were stillother sponsors who offered other prizes to the winning teams. Thefield had many spectators including the parents of the children whowere playing. The observation was carried on 17thJune 2014.
Thegeneral atmosphere of the region was very conducive during that day.The weather was calm with little wind that was blowing. It was alsocloudy, but the sun shined time to time. After the game was overthere occurred a convectional rainfall accompanied with lightning,hailstones and thunderstorms, which lasted for an hour resulting toseveral places being flooded. The geographical area of the place wasflat, and that was probably the reason as to why convectionalrainfall occurred.
Beforethe soccer game commenced, all the coaches from all the teams did awarm-up to their team players. The coaches revealed that, the reasonfor conducting a warm-up was to prepare the players’ bodies bothphysically and psychologically by means of stretching their muscles(Hermans & Engler, 2010). The coaches had a greater attitudetoward the youngster soccer game because they considered it as anearlier training of the bigger teams. During other days the childrenare trained on how to make quick decisions, reflex quickly and how togive passes while playing.
Theparents also have positive attitudes towards their children engagingon the soccer game while still young, because they develop additionaltechnical skills that cannot be taught in classes. The parents alsoappreciate because they consider it as an appropriate method of theirchildren spending their leisure time. Parents encourage the coachesand together with their children by making contributions of money andorganize for competitions, creating greater efforts to both theirchildren and the coaches. There are some kids who do not excel ineducation and, therefore, some parents prefer their children toengage in soccer games as an optional. Children consider soccer gamesas fun where there can meet with other friends and play. Some whocontinue with classes play the soccer games during their leisuretime.
Inconclusion, Youth Futsal Soccer is a game that is safe andeconomical, fun and simple to play. It is an exciting game for bothchildren and adults. The players a trained how to react and thinkrapidly. The game involves much decision-making, which is essentialto the players while playing and also in solving difficult lifesituations. The skills that Futsal develop for soccer are motorability, co-ordination and agility, balance, awareness, ball mastery,perception insight and the accuracy on passing and receiving ball(Hermans & Engler, 2010). The soccer games maintain the fitnessof players’ bodies protecting certain diseases like obesity onattacking them.
Hermans,V., & Engler, R. (2010). Futsal:Technique, tactics, training.Aachen: Meyer & Meyer Sport.