Today my little boy Kai is starting "Squirts" soccer! We registered him yesterday and he received a little soccer ball and a shirt. He is so excited, he ran around the lounge room last night kicking the ball yelling with his little lisp "Look at this sick soccer trick mum, its awesome!"ha ha. Its for 3 - 5 year olds and it teaches them all of the skills that are needed to play the game. My husband and I really found it hard to find something that we thought that Kai would get into and enjoy. We tried swimming a few times over the last 3 years and all of these occasions ended in Kai screaming and choking back water! He hates been forced to do anything, he is such a cautious little guy. It has taken him until this summer season just to get into our pool at home and he is 4! His Daddy always played soccer growing up, so when we heard about this program, we thought it might be a winner! I will update you with photos tonight.
If you are interested in soccer for your little one, there are programs throughout Australia especially for these little guys. There is Tiny Soccer or Squirts soccer here on the Gold Coast, but just call up your local soccer club and i am sure they will point you in the right direction!
here is a photo of Kai yesterday with his mini soccer ball he wont let go of!
OK so we are home from soccer now and he absolutely LOVED IT!!! He concentrated on all of the tasks he was given (which his teacher cant even get him to sit and listen for 5 minutes! ha ha) he looked like he was having a ball. We bought him little soccer boots and shin pads which he wore until bath time... very cute! get your toddler active.. its so much fun to watch!