My Future Soccer Champ!
Ryan completed his first season with Champions FA Soccer and he’s had such a blast! You can tell from the way he kicks and jumps that he loves it sooo much. He gets competitive too! He’s even developed some amazing little friendships along the way.
I wanted to sign Ryan up for soccer because I’ve noticed that he is super coordinated with a ball and a fast runner. A while ago I talked about the importance of developing your child’s talents and thought soccer would be the perfect next step for my big boy.
Note: Pro Soccer may be a sponsor of this article, but all opinions are 100% my own and I'd recommend them to you anyway!
Shout out to Pro Soccer
We got all of Ryan's soccer gear from Pro Soccer and had an awesome shopping experience. Pro Soccer is located in Pasadena, California for any local mamas who may be considering enrolling their children into soccer and need a place to buy gear. They even have an option to get a number put on your kiddo’s jersey. We chose 13 for Ryan's birthday, which is May 13th, so that was really special.
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I wanted to share a little more about Champions FA and why I chose the program before I get into Ryan’s experience. At Champions FA they use a different approach to coaching soccer… they're more focused on the process of learning and the outcome.
It’s based on sports science and sports psychology. They train the kids to mature mentally by developing a work ethic, problem-solving and decision making… it helps to create well rounded, disciplined athletes. With their approach, they hope to expand the kiddos knowledge of the game, help them better analyze situations, and control their emotions.
According to Coach Kegham
Ryan’s practices were twice a week and he always looked forward to going… and one of the main reasons why was his coach, Coach Kegham.
Coach Kegham believes that competing in Ryan’s age group is not beneficial… it's more about working as a team, problem-solving, and decision making, the kids thrived off of this. This was something that I really loved about the program.
They’re also teaching the kids so many skills in relation to body posture and coordination such as running properly, running faster, jumping and doing zigzags. Then they build upon those skills by incorporating different types of equipment such as flag and hurdles which allows the kids to jump then zigzag, building on their cognitive skills.
First of all I can't believe I'm officially called a soccer mom haha! I don't know why I just assumed that's a title that would come way later in my mama years.
Ryan had so much fun in his first season of soccer! I'd highly recommend the Champions FA program and Coach Kegham for any local mamas (Glendale / La Canada / Pasadena) who are looking to get their littles into an awesome soccer program. It’s been such a great experience. I've seen Ryan mature through it. I've seen him learn to wait his turn more and he's gotten to know new people so he's had to manage different types of relationships. He's actually one of the youngest on his team, the kids range from three to five years old, so he's had to interact more with some older kids and that's been a cool thing for him because he doesn't get to have those interactions much.
And I love the family vibe at every practice… the team moms are amazing and come together to bring the kids snacks and make the experience that much better for all of the families. And little Leo is Ryan’s biggest fan, of course! (Although not easy for mama when I take my active lion to practices oof)
Ryan already started on his second season! We had a kickoff at one of the parent’s houses and they took team and individual photos. I can’t wait to see Ryan build upon his new skills.
Mamas, what types of activities do you have your kids involved in to develop their talents? Where my fellow soccer moms at?!