Getting your kids up and moving is one simple way to improve their physical and mental health now and for years to come. It's crucial that kids are getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day—one easy way to achieve this goal is club sports. Lynda McManus, Director of Operations for Northern Colorado Rush Soccer Club, has experienced firsthand the benefits of getting your kids involved in club sports in her 20+ year career coaching and organizing club soccer. McManus finds the primary benefits that she’s encountered over the years are threefold: physical, mental, and social.
Physical: In club soccer, players continuously move on the field and travel up to 4-7 miles a match.
Mental: Increased physical exercise helps reduce and manage stress, which is vital for players managing schoolwork, demands at home, and social pressures.
Social: Club sports are significant in teaching our kids how to work together with their teammates toward a common goal, giving our athletes relational and leadership skills.