Soccer Friends USA is for children ages 18 months to 14 years who want to learn the skills of the sport. According to Peckett, soccer helps fill the need for children to be active and provides and outlet for them to participate in physical activity.
“Our lifestyles and our children growing up in mostly apartment buildings has led to there being very little space for kids to run, play, kick and throw,” says Peckett. “In addition to this, New York City public schools cutting physical educational classes as the emphasis shifted to common core and academics, along with the rise of children being attracted to electronics such as; computer games, phones and social media has further reduced their physical activities. Children have always needed a balance of being active and academic, studies show children do better in school if this balance is met. Soccer is great sport to help address those needs stated above and to help the child grow in a social setting, working together as part of a team to achieve a common goal.”
Registration for soccer classes at all Soccer Friends USA locations is open. More information is available on the Soccer Friends USA website.