November 20, 2013, 2:50 pm
November 7, 2013, 10:25 pm
Growing up outside of the US, soccer was the sport. As a kid it taught me that you had to rely on players of all skill levels on your team. To nourish those that were not as good and to learn from those that were better. Youth soccer taught me how to be a good teacher as well as a pupil. These traits have still followed me in to adulthood. You don't need a stadium or field to play, just some friends and four shirts to mark the goals, that's why it is so popular in third world countries. When I root, I root for the timbers. I luckily won tickets in the army section against the Galaxy.... my girlfriend is now a fan. It was and experience that we will never forget
It is a chance for young men and women to learn the joys of soccer from an early age. They have the ability to learn to be part of a team and work with others towards a common goal. They also learn the value of self discipline and how hard work can lead to success. Not to mention they get to have fun, stay in shape, and enjoy the thrills of a win and the lessons of a loss.
I feel that youth soccer is so important, it helps kids stay on track, builds confidence, helps them succeed, and pushes them forward toward an incredible future. It takes them above and beyond to where they see there life in a whole new light and become encouraged and proud as a person. I enjoy watching youth soccer games and i can see the motivation and the strive to win for there team. Sports are a huge deal to me. Winning these tickets would mean even more to me. Thank you.
Youth soccer inspires kids to be great; it inspires them to push themselves as far as they can go. Most importantly youth soccer teaches kids how to be a member of a team. As a former region team member and a current teacher, I will tell you that youth soccer teaches kids more than can be taught between classroom walls. It teaches kids how to read a situation, patience, community, how to deal with loss, sportsmanship, work ethic, and focus. If I could encourage all of my students to play soccer, I would. Youth soccer creates well-rounded kids that are able to deal with adversity better than kids who don't play.
Soccer to me means taking my kids to practice 3-4 nights a weeks and driving up almost every weekend to watch the game. I have 4 kids that have played soccer, 2 of which are still playing competitively for the Vancouver Timbers. And they love to go to the Portland Timbers games when they get the opportunity.