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Kick it!!

Posted on 9th May, 2012 by Admin

It’s that most beautiful time of the year here on the Gold Coast – endless blue skies, light fresh breezes and mild, balmy temperatures. And at Smallsports, its the perfect time to launch into a peek at one of the world’s most popular sports – soccer!!

Kids and teachers alike have been enjoying jumping into a variety of soccer based activities and having thoughtful conversations about the finer points of soccer along the way, eg: “Do we wear our socks on our hands? Or our feet? Why is it called soccer? Because we use our feet, not our hands” – DEEP!! Lots of fun chatting and of course engaging in plenty of active learning too.

One particularly entertaining element is the way that kids seem to know instinctively that soccer is a deeply emotional and dramatic sport – have seen some wonderful examples of kids being that much more passionate and keeping a humorous smile on their teachers’ faces!! So, continuing with the theme of soccer and extreme devotion, thought I’d share a couple of quotes with you to keep the smile on your faces too:

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” (Bill Shankly, English soccer manager)

“The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.” (Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer player and manager)

Hope you can make the most of this week, enjoying the blue skies and sunshine and keeping a bright, breezy outlook on life 🙂